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New Employees

Payroll Schedule

All employees are paid on a real time semi-monthly schedule with pay dates on the 15th and last working day of the month. The payroll process begins five to six days prior to the actual payday. Any changes to pay, ad hoc salary changes, promotions or deductions must be forwarded to Human Resources no later than the published date listed on the payroll calendar.


Faculty are paid according to their contract as 9-month (18 pay periods) or 12-month (24 pay periods) employees.

Hourly Employees

Hourly employees are paid in arrears. Time turned in for the first through the fifteenth is paid on the last working day of the month. Time turned in for the sixteenth through the last day of the month is paid on the fifteenth of the month. Time is entered using Employee Self Service. Time sheets must be submitted and approved by the day after the time period closes.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Arkansas State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

Employee Handbooks

The employee handbooks outline the polices and operating procedures at Arkansas State University. Each employee should be familiar with its contents.

Staff Handbook
Faculty Handbook

Available Benefits

One of the most attractive aspects of working at Arkansas State University is our comprehensive employee benefit program.

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