2020 W-2s

January 5, 2021
2020 W-2s are being processed currently. Communication will be sent out when they are completed.

Executive Order: Payroll Tax Deferral Response

September 10, 2020
After consultation with Board leadership, the Executive Director and the institutions, the institutions will not be participating in the payroll tax deferral program and found that the deferral would create an undue burden on our employees so we will continue to withhold payroll taxes.


March 20, 2020
Due to recommendations for social distancing and staff working remotely, payroll checks will now be mailed to your current Workday home address. If an alternative address is required, please contact Payroll at

For all other payroll questions please email or call 515-294-6556, and leave a voicemail and someone from Payroll will get back to you.

For all mail deliveries (internal or external), please mail to:
Payroll Office
1560 Administrative Services Building
2221 Wanda Daley Drive
Ames, IA 50011


The Payroll Office is located at 1560 ASB which is on the first floor of the Administrative Services Building.

2020 W-4

Starting January 1, 2020, all employees updating their W-4 will have to submit using the new W-4 form. The ISU Payroll Office recommends using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator when filling out the new W-4.

New Employees

Please refer to University Human Resources for onboarding information. Questions pertaining to completing the I-9 can be directed to the UHR Service Center at 515-294-4800 or

Tax Treaties

All tax treaties are now being completed at the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) in the Memorial Union.

Worksheet for Hours Unable to be Entered into Workday

This form is used for hours that are unable to be entered into Workday. It is important that each day is listed individually on the spreadsheet for the employee and the reason for the missed time is filled out. Once completed, please email the form to

Guide for FLSA and Timekeeping Responsibilites - Workday

This guide is a new manual for FSLA and Timekeeping Responsibilites for the changes to the Merit system.

Workday Job Aids

Job Aids have been created to help employees with various tasks in Workday. These job aids can be found in the Service Portal. In order to view them, you must be signed into Okta.

Sample Payslip in Workday

Here is a sample payslip that details how to understand your payslip in Workday. You must sign into Okta to view this page.


For 2020, the FICA tax rate for employees is 6.2% on the first $137,700 wages paid. The Medicare tax rate is 1.45% on the first  $200,000 and 2.35% above $200,000.

Minimum Wage

The Iowa minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.


Employee information prior to Workday (July 15, 2019) is located in AccessPlus under the Employee tab. Click on Payroll Info to view your paystubs.




Employee Information

Policies & Procedures

University Payroll Forms

Contact Information

Email -
Phone - 515-294-6556