How and when you get paid

The day you get paid depends on the type of staff you are. If you don’t know what this is you can find the information in your contract letter or contact HR to find out. You are paid directly in to your bank account, however, there are certain pieces of information you need to give to payroll before this can happen.

When do I get paid?

If you are a technical member of staff you will normally be paid on the 16th of every month. If the 16th falls on a weekend or bank holiday you will be paid on the last working day before the 16th. You will be paid for the whole of that calendar month.

If you are an operational support member of staff you will normally be paid on the 16th of every month. If the 16th falls on a weekend or bank holiday you will be paid on the last working day before the 16th. You will be paid for the previous month you have just worked (17th of the previous month to the 16th of the current month).

For all other staff you will normally be paid on the last working day of every month, and you will be paid for the month you have just worked.

How do I get paid?

Your salary will be paid by BACS (bank transfer) directly into your bank account.

However, for this to happen, you need to give your bank details to the payroll office by completing a bank authorisation form which payroll will send to you; a scanned version or photocopy will not be accepted. You will also need to give them your National Insurance number and P45 so that they can put you on the right tax code.

If you change your bank details during your employment then you must let payroll know so your salary can be paid into the right account.

What happens if I don’t get my bank details to payroll in time?

You will automatically be issued with a cheque. However, you must take your bank details to payroll in order for them to give you the cheque. 

What happens if my bank details change?

You can download a Payroll details form below, completed it with your new bank details, and return it to Payroll. They can then update their records.

Who can I contact if I have any questions about my pay?

If you have any questions about your net pay you can contact payroll at payro@adm.leeds.ac.uk.  If you have a question about your gross pay you can contact the central HR team at hr@leeds.ac.uk.