The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Basic Paycheck and Time Reporting

The campus academic year runs from September 1st to August 31st.  The University observes 11 holidays and 2 campus closure days before the New Year’s Day holiday during the calendar year.   The University issues pay on a bi-weekly basis.  Employees are required to have direct deposit for their pay.  Employees can log on to HR Direct to view and/print their bi-weekly pay advice statement.  Supervisors and managers are responsible for approving all time, including exception-based time such as vacation and personal time, for their employees.

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