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There will be a transition period in March with full implementation in April (schedule to come).
Instead of getting paid once a month on the 25th, you will be paid every other Friday beginning in April 2023.
After the transitional period, you will be paid on Friday for the previous two week period. Wayne County’s scheduled work week is from Sunday through Saturday.
The following is a list of items to consider. These are not a recommendation from the county, but it is an option for temporary cash flow purposes.
While the schedule of pay will change, your pay will not decrease. Your pay will be divided up between 26 pay periods instead of 12. The chart below shows the difference in the current schedule and the new schedule, based on a $30,000 salary.
Your paycheck will continue to be deposited in your bank account as usual. There is no need to notify them of the new pay schedule.
Once the pay schedule is provided, you will need to review your monthly expenses and work with all of your lenders to adjust the withdrawal dates. It is never to soon to begin putting back a savings for the transition. Consider using some of your tax refund or longevity money for this purpose.
After the transition period, fluctuating overtime will be paid every two weeks. For example, the pay you receive on Friday will include any fluctuating overtime hours worked in the prior two week period. FOT will only be two weeks behind as opposed to waiting an entire month to receive the pay.
After the transition period, part time employees will be paid on the same schedule as full time employees. Hours worked in the prior two week period will be paid on the following Friday.
We are working on a standardized two week timesheet for all departments to use and will be turned in to your supervisor every two weeks as opposed to monthly.
No, Human Resources and Payroll have notified them of the upcoming transition.
With the exception of Sheriff’s Office and Detention admin staff, employees hours are calculated based on the FLSA 207(k) exemption. Currently, once you work 168 hours in a 28 day cycle (4 week period) any hours over are paid OT or receive comp time. When we transition to biweekly pay, the pay calculation will change to looking at a 14 day cycle (2 week period) and any hours worked over 84 hours will be paid OT or receive comp time.
If you give a percentage (%), no change is needed. However, if you give a flat amount each month, this same amount will be deducted each of the 26 pay periods. To change the amount, you will need to go through the Prudential website to update it. You may also call Prudential at 866-627-5267 then select 2 for employees. For biweekly purposes, changes to your Prudential elections do not need to be made until after March 24th. If changes are made before the full transition to bi-weekly pay, you may become ineligible to receive the county match. Again, we encourage all employees to give a percentage (%) as opposed to a flat amount. This ensures you will receive the correct match amount when increases to your pay or changes, like the biweekly pay transition, occur.
You may need to make a change if you have additional amounts withheld. A new W-4 and/or NC-4 will need to be submitted through ESS to change your amount to be withheld each of the 26 pay periods. For biweekly purposes, changes to your withholding amounts do not need to be made until after March 24th.
Payroll has mailed letters to everyone who currently has a 401(k) or 457 loan. Employees MUST reach out to Prudential, now Empower, and follow the instructions in the letter. Empower is aware of our change to bi-weekly pay but you will need to remind them to calculate your new payment schedule for 24 times a year (twice per month). They will refigure your loan paperwork and send it to you for signature. You can call 866-627-5267, select option 2, for assistance.