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University Payroll & Benefits Newsletter

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  • Web Time Entry Upgrade to Version 9 - Coming Soon!

    On February 11, 2024, Web Time Entry will be upgraded to version 9. Read on for information on how this may affect you and links to training resources.

  • Calendar Year 2024 Taxable Benefits

    Please make certain all taxable benefits are reported to University Payroll & Benefits at the time the benefits are received by an employee.

  • Out of State Salary/Wage Payments

    If a university employee receives compensation paid in another state, and the university is registered as doing business in that state, the compensation is considered paid outside of Illinois.

  • 403(b) & 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Limits for 2024

    Read on for more information on the 2024 contribution limits for supplemental retirement plans. 

  • 457 Special Catch-up

    Read on for more information on the 457 Special Catch-up limits for 2024.

  • Customer Service and Payroll Operations Metrics

    Read on for last quarter's customer service and payroll operations metrics.

  • Payroll Calculation Deadlines

    When do I get paid? Click here to learn about the payroll calculation schedule.


  • Foreign National Tax Status Reviews

    Learn about the updates or changes to the Foreign National Tax Status Review Appointments.

  • Welcome to the New University & Payroll Benefits Newsletter!

    In response to your valuable feedback, we have revamped our UPB Newsletter to make it more user-friendly, accessible, and tailored to your specific needs. Click here to learn more about the University Payroll & Benefits Newsletter.

  • A Friendly Reminder from CMS for Benefit Eligible Employees

    New employees and employees who have a change in tax residency status from Nonresident Alien (NR) to Resident Alien (RA), effective January 1, 2024, must have a job that meets the criteria to be eligible for insurance through the Department of Central Management Services (CMS).

  • How Tax Residency Status Affects Benefits Eligibility for F, J, M, or Q Visas

    During the year-end processing, employees on F, J, M, and Q visas who have a change in tax residency status from Nonresident Alien (NR) to Resident Alien (RA) effective January 1, 2024, are required to participate in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) as long as requirements are met.  

  • Are You Retiring or Separating from the University?

    Read on to learn if you are eligible to defer a portion of your vacation and/or compensable sick leave payout.

  • University Supplemental Long-Term Disability Plans

    Premiums are based on age and/or salary. A premium change due to age and/or salary will occur annually in December.

  • Calendar Year 2023 Taxable Benefits

    Please make certain all taxable benefits are reported to University Payroll & Benefits at the time the benefits are received by an employee.

  • Out-of-State Salary/Wage Payments

    If a university employee receives compensation paid in another state, and the university is registered as doing business in that state, the compensation is considered paid outside of Illinois.

  • University Payroll & Benefits Important Year-End Deadlines

    With the end of the year quickly approaching, University Payroll & Benefits would like to highlight important information, including year-end deadlines for all units and employees to take note of.

  • Calendar Year 2023 Overpayment Processing

    Learn about deadlines that must be met to facilitate the timely correction of payroll records and avoid significant tax consequences for employees who received overpayments in 2023. 

  • UPB Payroll Calculation Deadlines

    When do I get paid? Click here to learn about the payroll calculation schedule.

  • UPB Foreign National Tax Status Reviews

    Learn about the updates or changes to the Foreign National Tax Status Review Appointments.