Last Revised: 2 Oct 2019

Refer Questions to: Executive Director, Human Resources

Scope

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

Policy

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 request 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, after consulting with the Executive Director of Human Resources, can authorize a salary advance for a new employee via check request for up to 75 percent of the first pay period wages due for hours worked or any portion thereof, provided that the employee must acknowledge the pay advance in writing, which will include the terms and deadline for repayment. Processing of such check request usually takes a minimum of three working days. Whether to authorize a pay advance is in the sole discretion of Gallaudet University and is not an entitlement of any employee.

Approved by: Gallaudet University Administration