Off-Cycle Check Requests

Off-Cycle Payroll Check Request Change

At the direction of the Comptroller, the Payroll Office will only process off-cycle payroll check requests that have been approved by Vice Presidents, Central Administration Directors, Deans or their designated delegates (College Academic Business Officers). This change in procedure will be effective for the payroll dated July 16, 2010.

The change in procedure to request off-cycle checks is due to the unsustainable volume of off-cycle payroll check requests being submitted for processing to the Payroll Office. These requests have been submitted because some departmental supervisors have failed to approve time for their employees or the Department has failed to submit the proper paperwork to Workforce Systems by the required deadline.

Off-cycle payroll checks are issued in lieu of regular paychecks based on established criteria. Generally, off-cycle payroll checks are requested when an approved time/labor record is not submitted by the required deadlines for positive pay employees or if there was an administrative error in the department or institutional administrative units.

Off-Cycle Payroll Check Request Parameters

The Payroll Office will review the request and process it for payment if the request meets at least one of the following established criteria:

  • The Employee has received less than 50% of their wages
  • The hours owed to the employee are more than 8 hours
  • The Employee has not been paid for two Pay Cycles
  • The Employee is leaving the country
  • Administrative Error
  • The Employee submitted their hours on time, but the Time Approver did not approve their hours in time
  • The Employee has been Involuntary Terminated

The Payroll Office will not process an off-cycle check if the request meets any of the following established criteria:

  • Retroactive pay for any reason
  • If the employee did not enter and submit their time on time (deadline is Friday non-pay week)
  • The Employee has received more than 50% of their wages
  • The hours owed to the employee are less than 8 hours
  • Pay for additional pay, like Supplemental Compensation, if the employee has been paid for their regular position
  • The newly hired employee was not entered in UAccess Employee in time to add hours to the time sheet for the current pay date. This would be due to late submission of paperwork to Workforce Systems.

The process is to send a request for an off-cycle check to payroll: payroll [at] fso [dot] arizona [dot] edu. The request should include all pertinent information on why the off-cycle payroll check is being requested. This includes, but is not limited to; the employee's Empl ID, the employee record, hours/dollars owed, etc.

Please remember the deadlines for these requests are as follows:

  • For Pay on Pay Day Friday:
    5:00 pm on Tuesday of Pay Week
  • For Pay on Non-Pay Week Tuesday:
    5:00 pm on Friday of Pay Week
  • For Pay on Non-Pay Thursday:
    5:00 pm on Tuesday of Non-Pay Week