General Information

  • The University of South Florida pays on a bi-weekly payroll cycle. Each pay period begins on Friday and ends two weeks later on Thursday. You will be paid for that pay period one week later on Friday.
  • Section 110.113 of the Florida Statutes requires, all employees, except undergraduate work study students, are required to enroll in direct deposit as a condition of employment.
  • Employees enrolled in Direct Deposit do not receive a printed paycheck, or a printed itemized pay statement. You may access your itemized payment statement via Gems Self Service. Step by step instructions are provided for accessing Gems Self Service. Employees without access to a computer may ask their supervisor to print it for them or they may submit a Pay Advice Request form to Payroll.
  • If you receive a paper check, you should enroll in the Direct Deposit program, as required by FL Statute, as a condition of employment. You may do this visiting GEMS Self Service via the MyUSF webpage, under Business Systems, then GEMS Self-Service. If you have additional questions, you can go to the Payroll and Tax Services webpage and read our FAQ’s: http://www.usf.edu/business-finance/controller/payroll/aboutyourpaycheck.aspx

    Paper checks can be picked up in ALN 147 between 10am and 4pm on payday Friday – your USF ID or Photo ID is required.

    You have 5 business days to pick up your check, if your check is not picked up by the following Thursday, it will be put in the US Mail to the address on the check on the following Friday.

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