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Pay Statement Description

Listed below are the contents of the TCNJ paycheck. This information contains details of each field on the paycheck.

  • Period Start Date and Period End Date: Beginning and ending dates for the pay period. The College of New Jersey follows a biweekly pay schedule.  Pay schedules are posted on the Payroll Office website.
  • Payment Date:   Date payment issued.
  • Employee Name:  New employees should verify that your name on your pay statement matches your legal name on your Social Security card to ensure correct reporting of wages to Social Security Administration.
  • Payroll:  Information used to classify employees for payroll purposes.
  • Employee Address:  Employees should verify that the address listed here is their current address.
  • Job Title:  State job title.
  • Position:  TCNJ job title.
  • Payroll Relationship Number:  Your six-digit TCNJ employee identification number.  Use this number when asking Payroll questions.
  • Summary: Provides a summary of gross pay, pretax (benefits) deductions, employee tax (federal/state) deductions, and the net payment amount.
  • Earnings:  Earnings paid by type, the amount and year-to-date amounts.
  • Description:  Breakdown of hours worked that make up your earnings (salary, sick pay, vacation pay, overtime, etc.).
  • Absences:  Breakdown of paid time off in dollar amounts.
  • Hours:  Breakdown of all hours worked for the pay period and year-to-date.
  • Pretax Deductions:  Current and year-to-date deductions withheld from your gross pay before taxes are applied (employee portion of benefits payments and  .  These deductions reduce your taxable income.
  • Tax Deductions:  Current and year-to-date tax deductions for applicable federal and state taxes (includes Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes).
  • Absence Accruals:   Accrued leave balances for sick, vacation, energy, administrative leave and paid leave bank.  Note that employee groups have different leave benefits.
  • Tax Withholding Information:  Shows federal and state filing status, elected dependent amounts, elected extra withholding amount, and exemptions.
  • Net Pay Distribution:  Payment number, direct deposit bank name, and account information, and net pay deposit information.
We have transitioned to Oracle Cloud. All changes to direct deposit or tax withholding information must be submitted through the Cloud. Please view the ‘Self-Service’ tab for instructions.