There are three types of payroll deductions; involuntary, voluntary and tax.
Involuntary deductions are those which are required either by law or court order. Neither Wayne State University nor the employee has control over these deductions. All funds are withheld and remitted in accordance with legal requirements.
Voluntary deductions are those deductions which are set up at the employee’s request. They include your cost for the benefits coverage that you have, such as health, dental and LTD. Voluntary deductions also include the convenience deductions, such as United Way contributions, US Savings Bonds, and Parking.
Tax deductions are withheld in accordance to federal, state and local tax regulations. Employees submit W-4 forms to the Payroll Office stating the withholding rates and allowances. These forms must be resubmitted annually only if claiming exempt from withholding.