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Pay Practices

Updated November 2018

Employees are paid on a weekly or semi-monthly basis.  Cambridge College takes all mandatory deductions including federal, state and local taxes, FICA (Social Security and Medicare), and tax liability and wage deductions directed by the courts.  Voluntary deductions will also be made for approved benefits or employee programs, for example, United Way or 403(b) plan contributions, upon written employee authorization.  Employees are responsible for reviewing their pay stubs upon receipt to make sure that they are accurate.  If an employee believes an incorrect payroll deduction has been made or that he/she has not been paid correctly, the employee should notify HR or the Payroll department.  Reports of incorrect deductions will be reviewed promptly and, if valid, the employee will be reimbursed for any incorrect deduction(s) as soon as possible after the conclusion of the investigation.  If a deduction was under-withheld by the College, the HR and Payroll Offices will work with the employee to rectify the situation on a schedule mutually agreed upon by all parties.  Paychecks are deposited directly to the financial institution of the employee's choice or mailed to the employee’s home address.


If Cambridge College receives an order to garnish wages from a court, the Internal Revenue Service or other governmental agency, the employee will be notified of the receipt of the garnishment order and provided with information on the amount to be deducted each pay period, the deduction schedule and contact information.  Garnishments will continue until the notice from the court is received that the obligation has been met and payments are to cease.