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.

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.

2019 Monthly Paydays
Month Pay Date
January Thursday, Jan. 31
February Thursday, Feb. 28
March Friday, March 29
April Tuesday, April 30
May Friday, May 31
June Friday, June 28
July Wednesday, July 31
August Friday, Aug. 30
September Monday, Sept. 30
October Thursday, Oct. 31
November Friday, Nov. 29
December Tuesday, Dec. 31

2019 Biweekly Paydays
Month Pay Date
January Friday, Jan. 11
January Friday, Jan. 25
February Friday, Feb. 8
February Friday, Feb. 22
March Friday, March 8
March Friday, March 22
April Friday, April 5
April Friday, April 19
May Friday, May 3
May Friday, May 17
May Friday, May 31
June Friday, June 14
June Friday, June 28
July Friday, July 12
July Friday, July 26
August Friday, Aug. 9
August Friday, Aug. 23
September Friday, Sept. 6
September Friday, Sept. 20
October Friday, Oct. 4
October Friday, Oct. 18
November Friday, Nov. 1
November Friday, Nov. 15
November Friday, Nov. 29
December Friday, Dec. 13
December Friday, Dec. 27

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