Wayne State University

Deductions

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.

Parking
Payroll is responsible for collecting the parking fees for employees who have voluntarily elected to participate in the WSU parking program. If you have any questions regarding parking, please refer to the Parking office website: www.parking.wayne.edu.
Employee Benefits

The Office of Total Compensation and Wellness administers the University’s Employee benefits.  Please direct all your benefits questions to:

Total Compensation and Wellness:

Phone: (313) 577-3717
Fax: (313) 577-0637 
Address:  5700 Cass, Suite 3638 A/AB
E-mail: benefits@wayne.edu
Website: www.hr.wayne.edu/tcw

Garnishments/Levies

Garnishments ,tax levies, and Friend of the Court (FOC) are involuntary deductions. Garnishments are legal proceedings authorizing deduction of an employee’s wages and remittance to a creditor to satisfy a debt.  Tax levies are deductions to satisfy a tax debt or a court judgment.  FOC deductions are child support withholding deductions.

Please direct all garnishment, levy, or FOC questions to the Payroll Office (313) 577-2138. 

Academic Union Dues

Various employment groups at WSU are represented by a union whose by-laws require union dues to be deducted bi-weekly from employee’s paychecks. 

If you have questions related to the dues amount being deducted, please contact Human Resources Employment Services Center (ESC) at 577-2010.

If you have questions relative to contract specifics or language, please contact:

Provost Office, Contract Administrator (313) 577-2257
American Association of University Professors
Part-Time Faculty AFT Local 477, AFL-CIO
The Graduate Employees’ Organizing Committee-American
Federation of Teachers

Non-Academic Union Dues

Various employment groups at WSU are represented by a union whose by-laws require union dues to be deducted bi-weekly from employee’s paychecks. 

If you have questions related to the dues amount being deducted, please contact Human Resources Employment Services Center (ESC) at 577-2010.

If you have questions relative to contract specifics or language, please contact:

Labor Relations Department (313) 577-2081
UAW Staff Association Local 2071
AFSCME Local 1497
UAW P&A Local 1979
SEIU Local 517M
UNITE HERE! Local 24 WSU Janitors
UNITE HERE! Local 24 Housing Employee
Operation Engineers Local 324
Operating Engineers Supervisors Local 324
Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council
Police Officers Labor Council
Bonds

Effective January 1, 2011, the U.S. Treasury Department will no longer issue paper savings bonds through payroll deduction. This change supports the Treasury’s long‐term plan to issue all securities electronically. Therefore, Wayne State University Payroll Office will no longer administer U.S. Savings bonds.

While paper bonds will no longer be available through WSU Payroll Office, you can continue to purchase savings bonds using Treasury Direct. Treasury Direct (www.treasurydirect.gov) is a secure web‐based system allowing you to purchase, manage, and redeem electronic savings bonds 24/7, from wherever you have secure Internet access. Also, paper savings bonds will remain available for purchase at financial institutions and the U.S. Treasury Department will continue to provide service and support to all U.S. bond holders.

If you have questions regarding your savings bonds, please contact your servicing U.S. Treasury Retail Securities Site @ 18005532663. After dialing the toll‐free number provided, selectMenu Option 7, then Option 5 to speak with a customer service representative.

Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center

WSU offers its employees membership to the fitness center located on the main campus. A full-time employee has the option to pay for their membership through payroll deduction. For more information, please go to the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center website: www.rfc.wayne.edu.

Charitable Contributions
Currently, Wayne State University conducts an annual Combined Charitable Contribution Campaign for various organizations including Wayne First, United Way, and Black United Fund. The Payroll Office withholds the contribution amount designated by the employee and remits this amount on behalf of the employee to the appropriate agency.