Temporary Employees

The University of Colorado hires temporary university staff and classified employees. You can verify with your department in which of these employee groups your position belongs.

As a temporary employee, you must pay all applicable federal, state and local taxes. If you are paid hourly, you are eligible for overtime compensation. Confirm employment status and overtime eligibility with your department's payroll liaison.

Temporary employees must document all hours worked.

CU has multiple options for documenting hours worked and exception time. Work with your department to verify its recording method and follow that procedure.

You and your supervisor must sign the leave record verifying the accuracy of leave usage and balances.

Each campus and department has its own specific deadlines for updating individual payroll records, and for collecting timesheets and leave records from employees. Please refer to your department's business partner(s) for more information.

Monthly Pay Cycle

2015 Monthly Pay Cycles

Employee Services Forms Deadline:
W-4 & Direct Deposit

Begin Date End Date Pay Date Date Time
01/01/2015 01/31/2015 01/31/2015 01/14/2015 5 p.m.
02/01/2015 02/28/2015 02/28/2015​ 02/10/2015 5 p.m.
03/01/2015 03/31/2015 03/31/2015 03/10/2015 5 p.m.
04/01/2015 04/30/2015 04/30/2015 04/14/2015 5 p.m.
05/01/2015 05/31/2015 05/29/2015 05/13/2015 5 p.m.
06/01/2015 06/30/2015 06/30/2015 06/11/2015 5 p.m.
07/01/2015 07/31/2015 07/31/2015 07/14/2015 5 p.m.
08/01/2015 08/31/2015 08/31/2015 08/08/2015 5 p.m.
09/01/2015 09/30/2015 09/30/2015 09/08/2015 5 p.m.
10/01/2015 10/31/2015 10/30/2015 10/08/2015 5 p.m.
11/01/2015 11/30/2015 11/30/2015 11/10/2015 5 p.m.
12/01/2014 12/31/2014 12/31/2015 12/08/2015 5 p.m.

Biweekly Pay Cycle

2014 Biweekly Pay Cycles

Employee Services Forms Deadline:
W-4 & Direct Deposit

Begin Date End Date Pay Date Date Time
12/21/2015 01/03/2015 01/16/2015 01/06/2015 5 p.m.
01/04/2015 01/17/2015 01/30/2015​ 01/14/2015 5 p.m.
01/18/2015 01/31/2015 02/13/2015 02/03/2015 5 p.m.
02/01/2015 02/14/2015 02/27/2015 02/12/2015 5 p.m.
02/15/2015 02/28/2015 03/13/2015 03/03/2015 5 p.m.
03/01/2015 03/14/2015 03/27/2015 03/12/2015 5 p.m.
03/15/2015 03/28/2015 04/10/2015 03/31/2015 5 p.m.
03/29/2015 04/11/2015 04/24/2015 04/14/2015 5 p.m.
04/12/2015 04/25/2015 05/08/2015 04/28/2015 5 p.m.
04/26/2015 05/09/2015 05/22/2015 05/12/2015 5 p.m.
05/10/2015 05/23/2015 06/05/2015 05/23/2015 5 p.m.
05/24/2015 06/06/2015 06/19/2015 06/09/2015 5 p.m.
06/07/2015 06/20/2015 07/02/2015 06/23/2015 5 p.m.
06/21/2015 07/04/2015 07/17/2015 07/07/2015 5 p.m.
07/05/2015 07/18/2015 07/31/2015 07/21/2015 5 p.m.
07/19/2015 08/01/2015 08/14/2015 08/04/2015 5 p.m.
08/02/2015 08/15/2015 08/28/2015 08/11/2015 5 p.m.
08/16/2015 08/29/2015 09/11/2015 08/26/2015 5 p.m.
08/30/2015 09/12/2015 09/25/2015 09/08/2015 5 p.m.
09/13/2015 09/26/2015 10/09/2015 09/26/2015 5 p.m.
09/27/2015 10/10/2015 10/23/2015 10/08/2015 5 p.m.
10/11/2015 10/24/2015 11/06/2015 10/27/2015 5 p.m.
10/25/2015 11/07/2015 11/20/2015 11/10/2015 5 p.m.
11/08/2015 11/21/2015 12/04/2015 11/19/2015 5 p.m.
11/22/2015 12/05/2015 12/18/2015 12/08/2015 5 p.m.
12/06/2015 12/19/2015 12/31/2015 12/15/2015 5 p.m.

Tax status and completion of tax forms

International employees must comply with the U.S. Tax Code. To ensure compliance, you must make an appointment with the appropriate campus international tax specialist to complete the proper tax forms and establish correct tax status.  Please make your appointment as close to your employment start date as possible.  At times, it may be two to four weeks before an international tax specialist can meet with you due to busy academic and tax year schedules.  There is generally no negative ramification to a delay in meeting with our office.

If you’ve reached your 31st day of employment with the university and have applied for but not yet been issued a Social Security number, please have your department payroll representative contact the International Tax Office.

See these references for general information on immigration, taxation and the Social Security policy:

Immigration Info

Schedule Tax Appointments

Resources