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.
Use this page to find monthly and biweekly paydays.
We will update these calendars with more dates as information becomes available.
Note: 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 payroll liaison (aka, HCM Community member) for more information.
2016 Monthly Paydays
Friday, Jan. 29
Monday, Feb. 29
Thursday, March 31
Friday, April 29
Tuesday, May 31
Friday, July 1
Friday, July 29
2016 Biweekly Paydays
Friday, Jan. 15
Friday, Jan. 29
Friday, Feb. 12
Friday, Feb. 26
Friday, March 11
Friday, March 25
Friday, April 8
Friday, April 22
Friday, May 6
Friday, May 20
Friday, June 3
Friday, June 17
Friday, July 1
Friday, July 15
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:
Schedule Tax Appointments
- Employees can schedule appointments with an international tax specialist via our online appointment scheduling system .
Handbooks, Guides & Other Documents
My.Leave Step-by-Step Guides
CU has multiple options for documenting hours worked and exception time. You must verify with your department how it records hours/time and follow that procedure.
- Four-campus search 
- Department of Labor 
- Social Security Administration 
- Internal Revenue Service 
- Board of Regents 
- W-2 
- Taxes 
- Colorado Department of Personnel and Admin 
- W-4 
- Dept of Personnel Rules and Procedures 
- Colorado PERA - Working After Retirement 
Payroll Forms for Temporary Employees
Employee Work Record
Expenses & Deductions
Colorado WINS Membership Form 
Colorado WINS Membership Termination Form 
CU Foundation-Payroll Deduction Gift Form 
Moving Expenses Form - IRS Form 3903 
Moving Expenses Worksheets 
Additional/Cancel Colorado State Tax Withholding-Request 
Exemption From State of Colorado Withholding 
Request Additional Federal Tax Form 
Request for Exemption From Local City Occupational Privilege Tax (OPT) 
W-2/1042-S Reissue Request Form 
W-4 Form 
W-9 for Employee Services Business-Estate Claims