Human Resources

Semi-Monthly Paycheck Changes

Beginning June 2013, Clemson University will transition to a semi-monthly pay cycle.   Although this transition will not start until June, we want to give you enough advance notice to plan for the change.  The transition will be fully completed by July 15th.

As a result of the change, we will have fewer paydays each year, but the amount of money in each check will be slightly larger.  An additional aspect of this payroll change is that we will create one payroll process for all 12-month faculty and staff. 

We have developed an online tool which you can use to see how this change will impact your pay.  Please utilize the Semi-Monthly Employee Calculation Tool to review this information. 

How Can I Prepare for the Transition?

Faculty and staff may wish to take time now to consider how these cash flow changes will impact your bill-paying routine, particularly between June 7 and July 15. For example, if you have a mortgage or car payment automatically paid from a checking account, you may want to adjust the arrangements with your financial institution. 

Financial planning/budgeting seminars were recently held as an additional resource for faculty and staff. You may view the recorded webinar here: Planning/Budgeting Seminar

Assistance with budgeting is also available through the employee assistance program (EAP).  Contact Deer Oaks EAP toll-free at 1-866-327-2400 to speak with a financial counselor qualified to advise on a wide range of financial issues such as debt reduction and financial planning.

Please revisit the Semi-Monthly Paycheck Changes Webpage, as we will post updates periodically.  We’ll also share updates through Inside Clemson.

Thanks for your support and flexibility in adjusting to this payroll change. We understand how important it is to you, and we want to make sure that we are doing everything to make the transition as easy as possible.