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Title:Changes to Pay Schedule
Summary:MTAS was asked about transitioning to a new payday date; the work week currently ends on Saturday, but Friday is payday.
Original Author:Jones, Bonnie
Product Create Date:08/23/2012
Last Reviewed on::05/15/2017
Subject:Personnel--Schedules and shifts; Personnel--Compensation
Original Document: Changes to Pay Schedule.pdfChanges to Pay Schedule.pdf

Reference Documents: payroll_cycles.pdfpayroll_cycles.pdf

Text of Document: From: Jones, Bonnie Curran
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 2:56 PM
To: ''
Cc: Deem, Dana
Subject: RE: Payday

MTAS was asked about changing the “Payday” date. This Friday is “payday.” The work week ends on Saturday. The city can think about “holding back” pay for a week – or, since most are paid bi-weekly, to “hold back” pay for two weeks. The city will also need to consider when to start this process, what kind of burden it might place on those in the transition, and the seasonal park concession stand workers.

Using holding back a week provides necessary time for any adjustments. Let me check around and see if we have done any surveys on this.

This is an older letter, but much of it would still apply if not all. See attached.


Bonnie C. Jones, M.A.Ed . | Human Resources Consultant | The University of Tennessee- Institute for Public Service | p: 865.974.0083 | f: 865.974.0423 ||