PeopleSoft Self Service is the primary distribution method for pay statements. An email is sent each payday with login instructions for PeopleSoft Self Service. Only those employees choosing the option of "send a paper copy" within PeopleSoft Self Service will receive a pay statement in campus mail.
Employees wishing to receive a paper copy of a pay statement may print one from within PeopleSoft at any time on or after the respective pay day by following the instructions above for viewing paperless pay statements.
Alternatively, printed pay statements are available via campus mail by making a one-time election to change the print option in PeopleSoft.
If at any time you choose to change your print preferences follow the same instructions above, selecting "Do not send a paper copy of direct deposit pay statement to my campus box" in step 4.
We encourage you to contact the Payroll office with questions or requests for assistance in changing printing preferences.
Below are descriptions of the various taxes that may appear on employee pay statements:
Fed Withholding - The amount of federal tax withheld on your paycheck is based on the IRS graduated withholding table and the number of allowances claimed on Form W-4. When you claim zero allowances on your Form W-4, more taxes will be withheld throughout the year. If you claim one allowance, this will allow you more in each paycheck.
Note: The Payroll Office cannot give tax advice to employees. For tax assistance, visit the IRS website or seek private tax counsel.
Fed MED/EE - This is the medicare portion of social security tax. It is currently 1.45% of taxable wages. Students pay this tax only during the non-academic year.
Fed OASDI/EE - This is the Old Age Survivors Disability Insurance portion of social security tax. It is currently 6.2% of taxable wages. Students pay this tax only during the non-academic year.
PA Unempl EE - This is the unemployment tax withheld from all non-student employees at a rate of .07% of gross wages. Students do not pay this tax.
PA Withholding - This is the Pennsylvania State Income Tax. It is currently 3.07% of taxable wages. PA tax is withheld from all employees unless an employee resides in Maryland or Virginia. The College is registered with Maryland and Virginia to withhold respective state tax for resident employees.
MD Withholding - Maryland State and Local Income tax is currently withheld as one net amount. The amount varies based on the exemptions claimed and the county in which an employee resides.
VA Withholding - Virginia State withholding is withheld on a graduated basis.
Local Withholding - Local withholding tax for employees living in the state of PA is listed on pay statements according to the borough/township and School District indicated on the local tax form completed by each employee. The withholding is withheld accordingly.
PA OS Adams Withholding - This is the local withholding for anyone not living within Pennsylvania (unless you are from Maryland). The withholding rate is 1% of local taxable wages.
PA GBURG BORO LST - Under House Bill 197, the Pennsylvania Legislature created the Emergency and Municipal Services Tax. Gettysburg Borough has enacted this tax at the full rate of $52. This tax is withheld at a rate of $2.00 per pay from all employees.
The IRS requires employers to encourage employees to review and make any necessary changes to their W-4 (Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate) annually. This review will help you determine if your filing status and/or number of withholding allowances will need to change for the new tax year.
To review your current W-4 tax status, look in the tax data box on your pay statement. You can access your pay statement at https://psinfo1.gettysburg.edu/SA8PROD/signon.html and select Self Service/Payroll/View Paycheck.
To change your filing status and/or number of withholding allowances please fill out an updated W-4 and send to the Payroll Office.
The following IRS resources will help you in determining whether you need to update your W-4 tax information:
Student employees have the option to apply a portion of their paycheck to their student account. By filling out the Student Account Direct Deposit Form and returning the completed form to the Payroll office, $25 will be directly deposited into the student's personal bank account and the remainder credited to the student's account.
Please note: Student account balances are required to be paid in full by August 1st and January 2nd each year. A student who is paying his/her student account balance with student employment funds will be permitted to carry a balance on his/her student account that can reasonably be expected to be covered with student employment funds earned during the course of the semester, generally no more than $1,500 per semester.