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How to Read Your Payslip


Workday allows you to access your payslips from one central location. Jump around to different parts of your payslip using the Table of Contents menu.

Note your payslip may differ from the screenshot below depending on your earnings, deductions, paid time balance, and other factors.

picture of payslip, with each major table from top to bottom and routing left numbered 1-11.



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Workday Payslip FAQ

On payday, you’ll find your Workday payslip online. Your payslip contains more information and greater detail than it did pre-Workday. Here are answers to questions you may have about viewing and understanding your payslip.

  1. How do I view my payslip in Workday?
  2. I receive a paper check.

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Tax Withholding Information

Change your withholding elections (IRS Form W-4) in Workday.

Your tax residency address on the tax forms will pull from your Home (Primary) Address in Workday.

Federal Withholding Tax

Most payments to employees have Federal Withholding Tax deducted based on the IRS Semi-Monthly Tax Withholding Table (PDF), your IRS Form W-4 Withholding Allowance Certificate, and any pre-tax deductions you have elected.

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Your Pay & Taxes

The links below provide pay and tax-related information and resources for faculty, professional staff, student workers, and UW Medical Centers employees.

Paycheck Information

Visit the Paycheck Information page for information about:

  • Paydays
  • Direct Deposit
  • Understanding Your Payslip in Workday
  • Your Pre-Workday Payslips
  • Understanding Your Deductions
  • Adjustments and Corrections

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Payroll Processes

Visit the Payroll Processes page for information on reporting Underpayments, Overpayments, and accessing other Payroll processes in Workday.

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