ACU is changing the payroll method from a monthly payroll to a bi-weekly payroll for all of its faculty and staff members starting January 2020.
For the last 3 years there have been different methods on how each employee is paid depending on if they were a student, staff or faculty. The Human Resources Office was looking for a more efficient way to pay all employees on one payroll method that would be more efficient for both sides.
“Majority of our employees are paid hourly, which right now puts them on a semi-monthly pay schedule which causes the days in that pay period to fluctuate,” Crystal Cox, manager of compensation and benefits, said. “This means that their paycheck fluctuates making it harder for them to budget. It is also a disadvantage if they work overtime because they may not see that check for over four weeks.”
It is for reasons like this the Human Resources Offices has developed the bi-weekly payroll system to put all its employees on.
“Going to a bi-weekly is going to make everybody’s hours, 80 hours a pay period, every single time,” Cox said. “You will always get your overtime immediately, clean, simple and every other Friday.”
This transition will be beneficial to the Human Resources Office and make the process of paying its employees more efficient but the change does come with negatives from an employee perspective.
“The first few checks I will have to manage my money well so that all my automated bills balance out but after the first 3 months it will be a huge positive to get a check twice a month” Erik Deroo, assistant women’s basketball coach, said.