Payroll and Tax Services

About Your Paycheck

How To View Your Pay Stub in GEMS

HR Tutorial for On-campus Users

Note: If you are off campus, you may need to download a VPN (Virtual Private Network).

Link to GEMS

The Pay Cycle

The University of South Florida pays on a bi-weekly payroll cycle. Each pay period begins on Friday and ends two weeks later on Thursday. You will be paid for that pay period one week later on Friday.


Learn more about changing your W-4 allowances and exemptions.

Direct Deposit

Section 110.113 of the Florida Statutes requires all employees, except undergraduate work study students, to enroll in direct deposit as a condition of employment.

Learn more about Direct Deposit.

Multiple Direct Deposit FAQ's

Sign up for Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit How-To

Paper Checks

If you are scheduled to receive a paper check (either as your normal paycheck with no direct deposit or an on-demand check), please pick up in the John and Grace Allen Building (ALN-147) between the hours of 10:00am and 4:45pm. Paper checks that are not picked up within 7 calendar days are mailed to the address that is printed on the check. A photo ID is required when picking up any paper check.

W-2 Consent Form

You have the option to consent to receive your W-2 form electronically. You need to receive at least one paycheck before you are able to consent to the electronic W-2. If you attempt this prior to that, you will receive a message that you are ineligible. This is because until you are paid, you have no tax balances, and thus no W-2 would be created for you.

Name Changes

For name changes, submit the Name Change Form along with an original Social Security card with the new or corrected name to a Human Resources or Payroll representative.