December 30, 2016 Payroll Update: Medical Benefits Deductions

This message was sent via email to affected employees on the salary payroll that migrated from the Banner system in October 2016

December 22, 2016

As a result of the change in frequency of medical benefits premium deductions from 26 to 24 per year, we previously communicated that your December 30, 2016 paycheck would reflect a “premium holiday” (i.e. no deduction taken) for medical benefits. However, due to a system conversion error, your December 30, 2016 paycheck will reflect withholding for medical benefits deductions and will not provide the “premium holiday.” To correct this error, you will receive the “premium holiday” in your paycheck on January 13, 2017.

For planning purposes, please note the “premium holiday” paycheck dates for calendar year 2017 are as follows:

  • June 30, 2017
  • December 29, 2017

The Human Resources and Payroll Help Desk will be open today until 5:00 p.m., and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition, the Help Desk will be open next week Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can contact the Help Desk at (848) 932-3888 and

We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to work through any issues that may emerge. Please be assured that we are committed to providing the highest quality service to the Rutgers community.