The Payroll Department is housed within Human Resources and is responsible for bi-weekly and monthly payroll for all faculty, staff, and students.
Creighton pays employees either on an exempt/monthly or non-exempt/bi-weekly basis. For information on pay dates and when time cards are due, please see the payroll schedule below.
Tax & Direct Deposit Information
Please consult an accountant or visit the IRS website for guidance with questions regarding what allowances to claim on your W-4. The Payroll staff are not accountants and will not give advice for filling out the W-4 form.
Employees may update their federal or state withholding documents within myHR.
It is Creighton University’s policy that all staff and faculty have direct deposit set up for payroll. All new employees must complete a direct deposit form as a part of their new hire paperwork. Any current employees wishing to update their direct deposit information should contact Human Resources at 402-280-2709. Please note, all changes to direct deposit information must be received in Human Resources at least FOUR BUSINESS DAYS prior to your payment date. View the payroll calendar.
If you are setting up your direct deposit and are unsure of which grouping of numbers is your direct deposit, please view our Direct Deposit Helpful Hints guide to assist you in setting up your direct deposit. Reminder, your credit, debit, or ATM cards are NOT your account numbers.
Social Security Wage Base 2020 Increase
The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the 2020 social security wage base will be $137,700. By comparison, the 2019 wage base was $132,900. View the SSA Fact Sheet. As in prior years, there is no limit to the wages subject to the Medicare tax; therefore, all covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% tax. As in 2019, wages paid in excess of $200,000 in 2020 will be subject to an extra 0.9% Medicare tax that will only be withheld from employees' wages.
The FICA tax rate which is comprised of the Social Security Tax rate of 6.2% and Medicare Tax rate of 1.45% will total 7.65% for 2020 up to the social security wage base.