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Information for employees abut payroll issues and explanation of paycheck.

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Paycheck Explanation

View the paycheck diagram to learn where the following is located on your paycheck stub:

  • 1. Check/Advice Amount
  • 2. Direct Deposit Bank
  • 3. W-4 filing status and exemptions
  • 4. Gross Pay
  • 5. Employee Contributions/Deductions
  • 6. Employer Paid Benefits/Contributions
  • 7. Leave Balances
  • 8. Net Check
  • 9. Taxable Wages
  • 10. Taxes Withheld

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. When are paydays? 

Pay Schedule -- For time worked between the first of the month and the 15th of the month, payment will be on the 25th of the month.  For time worked between the 16th of the month and the end of the month, payment will be on the 10th of the following month.  If the 10th or 25th falls on a Saturday, payday will be on Friday. If the 10th or 25th falls on a Sunday, payday will be on Monday.

2. Does Union Public Schools offer direct deposit?

Direct Deposit Form - Yes, it is a condition of employment.  You can choose to have your net check deposited into your savings or checking account at your bank.  You can also have a set amount deducted from your check and deposited into your savings or checking account.

You will receive your direct deposit notice via e-mail if you have access to district e-mail.

3. Insurance premiums are deducted a month in advance, how will this affect my paycheck?

Insurance coverage for certified employees begins the first of the month following employment.  Insurance for support employees begins the first of the month following 60 days of employment.  We deduct premiums a month in advance of coverage, so you may be behind a month in premiums when you start.  So, it is important to make your selections in a timely manner to avoid being too far behind, financially.  If you choose coverage other than single, we will normally spread the premiums out over 2-4 checks for health coverage only.

4. Why are there so many different sections of my pay stub? 

All of this information is required by law to be reported to the employee.

There are 3 main sections to your pay stub: Pay, Deductions and Leave Summary/Tax Information.  Within the Pay section there are 3 columns for fiscal year-to-date earnings, calendar year–to-date earnings and current earnings.  Within the Deductions section there is a section for Employee contributions and a section for Employer Contributions. Within each of these sections there are fiscal, calendar and current totals.  The Leave Summary section lists your current leave balances and the Tax information lists Calendar and current taxable wages as well as tax withholding amounts. Look only at the current column in order to see what affects your current paycheck.

Contact

Christine Bunyard 
Christine Bunyard,
Director of Payroll /

 

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

Board of Education Considers Policy Changes

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to [email protected].

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to board@unionps.org.

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