2.04 Salary Advance

Last Revised: 20 Apr 2018

Refer Questions to: Director, Human Resources


This policy applies to faculty, teachers, staff, and students in all offices and divisions of Gallaudet University.


Since making salary advances to employees constitutes questionable use of University funds and causes disruption and additional expense in payroll processing, employees are expected to handle their personal financial matters in a manner that does not involve the University. Accordingly, employees are normally paid only on regular pay days. Employees who find it necessary to obtain funds in advance of a normal pay day should make other arrangements.

In certain situations, newly hired employees may be able to receive their pay in advance if they anticipate a real hardship waiting for the first regular pay day. In highly unusual and isolated instances, the unit administrator can authorize a salary advance via check request for up to 75 percent of the first pay period wages due for hours worked or any portion thereof. Processing of such check request usually takes a minimum of three working days.

Approved by: Gallaudet University Administration