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Processing Deadlines

The Payroll Office is often asked how long it will take to process requests such as paycheck modifications (e.g., direct deposit change, W-4, etc.) or paycheck replacements.

All such changes will take effect no later than the third paycheck after the Payroll Office receives the request. In many instances the changes will take effect sooner.

Please, contact the Payroll Office ONLY when the request has not taken effect by the third paycheck after the request has been submitted. You can contact the Payroll Office at (607) 255-5194 or uco-payroll@cornell.edu with any questions or concerns.

Change Process Example:
  • Check dates for hourly employees are September 9, September 23, October 7, October 21, and November 11
  • Hourly employee A submits a new W-4 to the Payroll Office on September 8
  • Hourly employee B submits a new W-4 to the Payroll Office on September 13

Employee A will see the change in the October 7 paycheck at the latest.
Employee B will see the change inĀ  the October 21 paycheck at the latest.