This guide provides an overview of the various components typically found on a payslip generated by Workday so you can use this data to make important decisions relating to payroll, insurance, and other benefits relevant to your employment
Workday provides a comprehensive view of your pay, deductions, and relevant accruals through your workday payslip. You can access your payslip through the Pay worklet from your Workday home page using your desktop or mobile device. The purpose of this guide is to provide you an overview of the various components typically found on a payslip generated by Workday so you can use this data to make important decisions relating to payroll, insurance, and other benefits relevant to your employment.
- Your payslip may differ from the screenshot in this guide depending on your position, earnings, deductions, and other factors
- Employees eligible for Time Off will see relevant balances if time off was taken during the pay period for that payslip
Access your Payslip
Employees access their payslips in Workday through the Pay Worklet and selecting the Payslip link.
The My Payslips page displays your Payslips in chronological order with the most recent on top.
View a Payslip
To view a specific payslip, you will need to click View next to the payslip you would like to review. If you work more than one job for multiple companies within the Texas A&M University System, you will have multiple payslips. See an example below for the Employee who has multiple positions across members.
Current and Year-To-Date (YTD) Totals
This section of your payslip summarizes the current pay period as well as the accumulation of these details since the beginning of the fiscal year. This is the high level overview of what you are paid and what deductions are removed both before and after taxes in order to determine your final net pay. Your Net Pay refers to what you take home. This is the amount on your paycheck or the amount deposited into your bank account(s) as set up in your payment elections in Workday.
The middle portion of your payslip provides more specific details on what is outlined in the Current and YTD Totals section above. Each of the following areas described may not appear on all payslips due to the varying positions and personal elections for each Employee.
The earnings section lists each type of earning received during this pay period, and your YTD totals. Examples include but are not limited to: Base Pay, Longevity Pay, and Lump Sum Vacation Payouts. If you are a salary paid employee, it displays the Base pay with the Amount of that pay period and the YTD totals. Any additional pay for the pay period will be listed here as well. If you are an hourly paid employee, it displays the Hourly Pay with the total hours you worked and the rate of pay, and the amount you earned of that pay period as well as the YTD totals. The rate is determined according to your position and compensation details.
Pre Tax Deductions
Pre-tax reductions are deducted from your pay before taxes are calculated, such as life insurance, medical, dental, retirement and more. You may also see items like parking fees and your Wellness credit (if applicable).
Post Tax Deductions
These deductions are taken after taxes are calculated. It includes items such as Long Term Disability as shown below.
Note: OASDI stands for Old Age, Survivor and Disability
Note: OASDI limits the amount of earnings subject to taxation for a given year. The limit changes each year. For information on the limit visit the social security website and search for Contribution and Benefit Base
Employer Paid Benefits
Here you will see a summary of the amount your employer paid on your behalf for various benefits you are eligible for based on your position. These include medical premiums, life insurance and retirement programs like TRS (Teacher Retirement System).
The Withholding section identifies what you currently have documented on your W-4 at the time payroll was processed. Your Federal Tax Withholding Elections can be updated at any time in Workday. Based on the timing of your update, the change may not reflect until the next pay period. This example shows the individual has identified a status of Married and is claiming 4 allowances.
Payment information details the Net Pay amount you received and method (check or direct deposit) of the payment. If your funds are distributed over multiple accounts, you will see one row per account with the amount of funds deposited. If you were paid by way of a paper check, the check would have been sent to your mailing address the day before payday.
In this example you see the Bank Account Name is the same as the Account Number. If you do not change the name of your account, it will default as the account number. It can be helpful to name the account in case you decide to add an additional bank account in Workday. For example, you might name one account Checking and the other Savings to differentiate between the two accounts associated with your profile.