Payroll for New Employees

Congratulations on joining the University of Massachusetts. The following resources are intended to help new employees access payroll services, including documentation, forms, online systems, tax withholding options, and direct deposit enrollment.

Forms and Resources

For President’s Office employees, Human Resources provides guides for completing all required paperwork, including payroll, prior to your start date. See the President's Office benefitted employee and President's Office non-benefitted employee guides for more information.

For employees on the UMass campuses, contact your human resources department directly for new employee forms and resources.

Accessing Payroll Information

Payroll functions, including timesheets, tax forms, withholding options, direct deposit, and copies of your paycheck, can be found in HR Direct. Detailed HR Direct user guides provide step-by-step instructions for completing common payroll tasks on each campus website. You can access your campus's user guides through the HR Direct Support Materials section on this page.   

Pay Dates and Pay Periods

Most employees are paid every two weeks. Pay periods and dates for 2021 are listed in the pay calendar.

Need Assistance?

Do you need assistance with a payroll related issue?
Contact the University Payroll Office by calling (774) 455-7579
or submitting a support request using the links below.

Create a Case    Email Support