A. Pay Schedule
The seminary issues paychecks on the 20th day of the month. If you are a salaried employee this covers the period from the first to the last day of the current month. If you are an hourly employee this covers the period from the 11th of the previous month to the 10th of the current month. If the 20th should fall on a weekend or on a seminary recognized Monday holiday, paychecks will be issued the preceding Friday.
B. Payroll Withholdings/Deductions
The seminary is required by law to withhold Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax, Social Security Tax, and Medicare Tax from each paycheck, for all non-ordained personnel.
In addition, there are several other payroll deductions that can be withheld by your written request to the payroll office: United Way, staff Special Needs Fund, gifts to the seminary, Tax Sheltered Annuities, etc. If you have any questions regarding these additional withholdings, please contact the payroll office.
C. Direct Deposit
Direct deposit is available. Contact the Director of Accounting for more information.
D. Salary Advances
Salary advances will be made only under exceptional circumstances. In such cases, approval must be obtained from your department supervisor and the Director of Accounting.
Overtime will not be permitted unless permission to do so has been granted by your immediate supervisor PRIOR TO THE WORKING OF SUCH OVERTIME. In the event of an emergency where overtime work is unavoidable, it is your responsibility to submit a report of your hours worked to your supervisor immediately upon your arrival to work the next regularly scheduled work day. The seminary does not provide extra compensation for overtime worked, however, compensatory time off may be available on a departmental basis.
F. Salary Increases
Wage and salary increases are considered and voted on by the board of directors in January of each year, and approved adjustments become effective on July 1 of that year.
G. Performance Reviews
Performance reviews are conducted annually by appropriate program directors or department supervisors. The purpose of the review is to consider results of the past year, clarify and document achievements and shortcomings, and confirm expectations and goals for the coming year.