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December 2021 Payroll Deadlines

The following message is shared on behalf of Payroll Services.

Managers, non-exempt colleagues, and student employees should take note of the following December payroll deadlines and complete all required tasks by the stated deadlines to ensure all colleagues are paid in a timely manner this December. 

Estimate Hours for Dec. 14-17: Employees must make sure their estimated hours are entered into Workday. Managers with employees that check in/out must enter the estimated hours for the employee. All needs to be approved by 3:00 p.m. on Dec.14.

Administrative Leave for Dec. 20-23: Due to the extended winter break, non-exempt staff must submit administrative leave in Workday if they will not be working Dec. 20-23. Non-exempt staff who do not record administrative leave will not be paid for this time. No off-cycle checks will be issued for administrative leave not entered and approved by the deadline. Non-exempt staff working Dec. 20-23 should enter hours as usual and speak to their manager about utilizing administrative leave at another time during calendar year 2022. If an employee will be working Dec. 20-23, their manager will need to estimate, enter, and approve those hours by Dec. 14.

Processing of the biweekly and student payroll will begin promptly the morning of Dec. 15. Hours that are not approved when processing begins will not be paid until the next payroll cycle. Due to the short time frame for processing this payroll, no exceptions can be made to this. To ensure that all non-exempt staff and student employees receive a paycheck on pay day we must have all time sheets approved prior to processing.

Below are some helpful resources for employees to estimate time and managers to make corrections to estimate hours in Workday. 

If you have any questions please contact the payroll team at payroll@nullwfu.edu

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Sign up to receive an electronic W-2

The following message is shared on behalf of Payroll Services.

Wake Forest University offers employees to elect to receive their W-2s electronically. Electronic W-2s are available up to two weeks sooner than printed and mailed forms. Additionally, they can be easily downloaded through Automatic Data Process (ADP) into tax software, reducing the risk of keying errors and the time it takes to file taxes and receive returns. Electronic W-2s also help protect the environment by reducing printed costs and offer a more secure distribution of your confidential information.

If you are a new employee or you have not previously elected to receive an electronic W-2, please enroll using the following instructions:

  1. In Workday, click the Pay worklet (icon)
  2. In the View section, click My Tax Documents (click More for additional options)
  3. Under the Printing Election column, click Edit
  4. Select Receive electronic copy of my Year End Tax Documents
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Done

If you have any questions or need assistance during the enrollment process, please contact payroll@nullwfu.edu.

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More Barn Concerts: Swing jazz band Queen Bee and the Honeylovers

This is a guest post from the More Barn Concert Series.

More Barn Concerts proudly presents Queen Bee and the Honeylovers on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at The Barn at Reynolda Village.

Queen Bee and the Honeylovers is an unabashedly joyful swing band that performs all-original compositions with a dedicated ‘nod’ to the small-jazz-combo and ‘hot club’ legends who first defined the genre. The Honeylovers hail from Asheville, North Carolina, where tradition collides with contemporary innovation to create brand new art and culture. Their arrangements are upbeat and nostalgic with enough sweetness for the whole hive. Vocal-driven with an infectious groove, the Honeylovers are guaranteed to put a grin on your face and a tap in your toes. Read more

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Annual Benefits Enrollment period ends Oct. 29

This message is shared on behalf of Wake Forest University Human Resources.

The final day to enroll for benefits or to elect a Flexible Spending Account for the 2021 plan year is this Friday, October 29. If you have not already enrolled, please take a few minutes to do so. You will need to enroll if you are changing benefit elections, adding or removing a dependent(s), and/or planning to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). If you do not enroll, your current benefit elections and dependent(s) will remain the same, with the exception of FSA elections. FSA elections do not automatically renew from one year to the next, and require active enrollment from you each plan year.

Visit the Annual Benefits Enrollment page on the HR website to learn more.

A message from Provost Kersh: Wake United campaign ends Oct. 31

This message was emailed to faculty and staff on Oct. 26 on behalf of Provost Rogan Kersh and the 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet.

Greetings Wake Forest colleagues!

A big bouquet of appreciation, as we cautiously celebrate passing this fall semester’s two-thirds mark–with just two active Covid cases on campus. A real testament to your attentive engagement with our students and one another, always mindful of our collective health. And speaking of appreciation, I’m grateful in this season of thanksgiving for the work the United Way of Forsyth County does locally.

Both through their support for dozens of local social-service organizations, and in their direct-services partnership with lower-income neighborhoods through their nationally recognized “Place Matters” program, United Way remains a vital source of enhancing our community bonds across Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

For those of you who may be new to Wake Forest, we’re traditionally a strong source of support for United Way’s essential activities, and I encourage those of you so inclined to join me and many other Wake Foresters in providing much-needed resources by contributing to the 2021 Wake United campaign. Sincere thanks, and here’s to our continued collective health as we steam towards term’s end.

Rogan Kersh

This is the final week of our 2021 Wake United Campaign so take a few minutes to make your pledge today!

The 2021 Wake United Campaign Cabinet thanks the campus community for their support this year.

Brad Shugoll, Wake United Campaign Chair
Ashley Wechter, Wake United Campaign Co-Chair
Mary Pugel, Office of the President Emeritus
John Shenette, Vice President, Facilities and Campus Services
Denise Griggs, Assistant to the Dean of the College
Leigh Stanfield, Executive Director for Global Engagement & Administration
Kathleen O’Rourke, Recruiter, Recruitment & Strategic Communications
John Turner, Director of Development, University of Advancement
Véronique McNelly, Professor of the Practice, French Studies

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