Payroll Production Calendars

Payroll production calendars are subject to change at any time. Please check this page often for updates.

What these calendars provide

  • time collection approval deadlines
  • deadlines to submit W-4, direct deposit and retroactive pay forms to Employee Services
  • campus deadlines for payroll paperwork and HRMS entry
  • HR production deadlines for approval of job, position and funding updates
  • Employee Services' deadlines for departments to request check stops and direct deposit reversals (bank pulls)

  • “gray days,” when the HRMS production database is unavailable due to payroll processing
  • biweekly, monthly and special off-cycle payroll periods, dates, and the associated pay run IDs
  • availability of payroll registers
  • scheduled campus holidays

HR production will remain available during biweekly payroll processing. All posted entry and approval deadlines must be met to update data that will be processed during a specific pay period. Please contact the Employee Services help desk at 303-860-4200 if you have questions.

System Administration Payroll Production Calendars

Please note: All off-cycle payroll deadlines are now at 5 p.m. each Tuesday. Employee Services will process off-cycle pay each Wednesday.


Time Frame Last Updated Campus-specific calendars Last updated
Jan. - July 6/6/2017 UCCS (January  - July) 2/1/2017
Aug. - Jan. 5/19/2017 CU Denver (July 2017 - January 2018) 6/26/2017



Time frame Last updated Campus-specific calendars Last updated
**Note: These dates are subject to change.Jan. - July 06/16/2016 CU Denver (January - July)
UCCS (January - July) 
Note: CU Boulder uses the System calendar. 
**Note: These dates are subject to change.Aug.-Jan 2017 11/15/2016 UCCS (August 2016-January 2017)
CU Denver (August-December)



Time frame Last updated
Jan. - July 04/21/2015
Aug. - Oct. 10/27/2015
Nov. - Dec. 12/18/2015