Changes in Pay Frequency

Changes in Pay Frequency happen when an employee changes from an FLSA status of Exempt to Non-Exempt status, or vice versa. It is important to pay attention to the timing of your pay frequency so that you can be sure to plan ahead for expenses related to the changes.

Change in Pay Frequency: Monthly to Biweekly

  • Biweekly paid employees will receive 26 paycheks in a year, whereas monthly paid employees receive 12 paychecks in a year.
  • Paydays will occur every other week, on Wednesdays.
  • It is important for UCSC Employees who are moving to the biweekly pay cycle to examine the timing of expenses and pay, and to take action if a shortage in cash flow income is identified.

Changes to Timing of Payroll Deductions: Monthly to Biweekly

  • Health benefits and other fixed amount deductions will be split in half and deducted from biweekly paychecks.
  • Health benefits and other fixed amount deductions will be split in half and deducted from 24 biweekly paychecks. The other two paychecks are called “Benefits Holidays” and are identified on the UCSC Payroll Paydate calendar.
  • Percentage based deductions will be taken from every paycheck.

Change in Pay Frequency: Biweekly to Monthly

  • Monthly paid employees will receive 12 paycheks in a year, whereas biweekly paid employees receive 26 paychecks in a year.
  • Paydays will occur every month, on our around the first of each month.
  • It is important for UCSC Employees who are moving to the monthly pay cycle to examine the timing of expenses and pay, and to take action if a shortage in cash flow income is identified.

Changes to Timing of Payroll Deductions: Biweekly to Monthly

  • Monthly Health benefits and other fixed amount deductions will be taken out in full from each paycheck.
  • Percentage based deductions will be taken from every paycheck.