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Payroll & Compensation Information

Payroll and Compensation Information will allow you to view your Paycheck and Compensation History. 



View Your Paycheck History

This section will list all paychecks that have been issued since July, 2002. If you received multiple paychecks in any given pay period, you will see them listed in the Paycheck Selection results.

The Paycheck Selection page allows you to view the Net and Gross pay for each paycheck that was issued. Paychecks are sorted by Pay Period End Date.

For questions regarding the Earnings code listed on your paycheck, see Earnings Code for additional information.

For questions regarding your Descriptions for Earnings, Taxes, Deductions, Benefits codes listed on your paycheck, see Deductions Codes for additional information.

Questions regarding earnings code can be forwarded to your Payroll Analyst. If you are unsure who your payroll analyst is, refer to Who Is My Payroll Technician page to determine which payroll analyst represents which areas.

From Portal page click View Paycheck History to navigate to CMS Paycheck History page.  If you click the Payroll & Compensation Information header from Portal page you can navigate to this page by selecting the following links from main menu.

Paycheck selection menu

To view any paycheck listed in this section, click on a link under Pay Period End Date to be directed to your paycheck(s) for that Pay Period.

The View Paycheck page is a comprehensive replication of your SCO pay check stub. Although you will continually receive your pay stub or direct deposit advice, you now have the ability to view your paycheck information online via any computer with internet access.

Use the View Paycheck page to review your paycheck information for earnings, taxes, deductions, and net pay distribution. You can also view Employer Paid Benefits. The View Paycheck page provides information on current and historic checks and direct deposits as well as reversed checks. (Historic paycheck information is available as of July, 2002.)

Your current paycheck in the CMS HR system will be your paycheck from the previous pay period. Your current paycheck will be available approximately by the 5th of every month. Please refer to the Payroll section of the Human Resources Service Center website for further information on pay periods.

You may click on the "Return to Paycheck Selection" link at any time to go back to the Paycheck Selection page or click link "Return to Payroll Compensation" to return to Payroll Compensation Menu.

Understanding the View Paycheck Fields

Although we have tried to replicate your State Controller’s Office (SCO) pay stub, there are some nuances due to CMS HR limitations. There are several sections on the View Paycheck page – Company, General, Tax Data, Paycheck Summary, Earnings, Taxes, Before-Tax Deductions, After Tax Deductions, Employer Paid Benefits and Net Pay Distribution.  The following is a detailed explanation of each field found in View Paycheck.

Company Section

Company: All employees will see California state Univ, Chico.

Address: All employees will see 400 West First Street, Chico CA 95929.

Net Pay: This is your current Net Earnings.

Pay Begin Date: This is the beginning date of the pay period for the paycheck that was issued

Pay End Date: This is the Pay Period End Date for the paycheck that was issued.

Please refer to the Payroll section of the Human Resources Service Center website for further information on payroll dates. Hourly Employee pay and retroactivity will be reflected in the month it issues, not the month the pay was earned.

Check Date: This is the date that your paycheck was issued.

You can click on the View a Different Paycheck link to return to the Paycheck Selection page.

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General Section

Name: This is your Name as shown in Personal Information.

Employee ID: This is your Chico State ID number.

Address: The address shown on this page is what the SCO shows in the Payroll system. This is the address that your W2 will be mailed to; if it is incorrect; please contact the Human Resources Service Center located in Kendall Hall, Room 220 or call (530) 898-6771.

Business Unit:  All Employees will see CHICO.

Department: This is your Department ID and your Department’s Description.

Job Title: This is your current job classification.

Pay Rate: This is your current monthly or hourly pay rate.

Tax Data

Fed Marital Status: Displays your current Federal Marital status as reported to the IRS. This could be different than the Marital Status section on the dependents pages. The Dependent Personal Information page records your true Marital Status used for benefit enrollment.

Fed Allowances: Displays your current Federal tax Allowances.

Fed Addl Amount: If you elected an additional amount to be withheld each pay period, you will see the amount displayed in these fields.

CA Marital Status: Displays your current State Marital status as reported to the IRS. This could be different than the Marital Status section on the dependents pages. The Dependent Personal Information page records your true Marital Status used for benefit enrollment.

CA Allowances: Displays your current State Tax Allowances.

CA Addl Amount: If you elected an additional amount to be withheld each pay period, you will see the amount displayed in these fields.

Paycheck Summary

Current Gross Earnings: This is the current Gross Earnings.

Current Fed Taxable Gross: Your Taxable Gross is your Gross Earnings minus your Before-Tax Deductions.

Current Total Taxes: This is your total deduction for taxes. (Fed Withholding, Medicare, Social Security, and State Withholding).

Current Total Deductions: This is the total of all your Before-Tax and After- Tax Deductions.

Current Net Pay: This is your current Net Earnings.

Earnings Section

This field displays the Earnings Type for your Paycheck. Please refer to Earnings Codes for a list of all Earnings Codes and Descriptions.

Taxes Section

This section displays all taxes that were withheld from your paycheck. Refer to Deductions and Benefits Codes for a list of all code descriptions.

Before-Tax Deduction Section

This section displays all Before-Tax Deductions that were deducted from your paycheck. Refer to Deductions and Benefits Codes for a list of all code descriptions.

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After-Tax Deduction Section

This section displays all After-Tax Deductions that were deducted from your paycheck. Refer to Deductions and Benefits Codes for a list of all code descriptions.

If you have elected Flex-Cash for Medical and Dental, your Flex Cash earnings will be displayed with a negative dollar amount in this section with the Description of “Flex Cash” whereby making this a positive dollar amount. CMS HR functionality limits this from being shown in the Earnings section but is calculated as an earning.

Employer Paid Benefits Section

This section displays the Employer share of all Benefits paid for on behalf of the employee. Refer to Deductions and Benefits Codes for a list of all code descriptions.

Net Pay Distribution Section

This section lists your Paycheck Number and Net Pay amount. CMS HR drops the leading zero on the Paycheck Number. Your Paycheck Number shown on your SCO pay stub starts with a zero.

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You may click on the "Return to Paycheck Selection" link at any time to go back to the Paycheck Selection page or click link "Return to Payroll Compensation" to return to Payroll Compensation Menu.



View Compensation History

Compensation History will display changes to compensation (pay) from 7/1/2002 to present.  The default display view of this page shows from “1/1/1900” to the current system date.

Click View Compensation History to navigate to the HR Self Service Compensation History page.  If you click the Payroll & Compensation Information header from Portal page you can navigate to this page by selecting the following links from main menu.

Compensation History

To view Compensation History for a specific time period, click the “View Another Date Range” button.  The Select Date Range page will display.  Enter “From Date” and “To Date” and click the continue button.  This can be done for any date range from 7/1/2002 to present.

Return to Navigation

You may click on the "Return to Employee Self Serve" link at any time to go Self Service Menu page or click link "Return to Payroll Compensation" to return to Payroll Compensation Menu.



Where to go for additional information

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