Paydays & Paychecks

Paydays & Methods of Payment




All monthly employees (also referred to as Exempt) are paid for each month’s work on the 1st of the following month. When the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the payday becomes the last business day before the 1st. The exception is the month of December, for which monthly employees will be paid on the first business day of January. For a list of paydates for monthly employees please click here.

Hourly/Non-Exempt employees are paid on a biweekly basis. Biweekly pay periods always begin on a Sunday and end on a Saturday. The payday for each biweekly period generally comes eleven days after the end of the period. For a calendar with paydates for hourly employees please click here.

Please note: submission of late hourly timesheets will result in a later payment. Employees will be notified of when they can expect their paycheck if it will be paid at a later date.

Methods of Payment

Information about your options for how to receive your pay can be found here.

If you elect to receive your pay by Direct Deposit, please note that there is a waiting period between when you enter or update your Direct Deposit information and when it takes effect, which is determined by the payroll system and the entry date of the request. This waiting period is no longer than thirty days. If a payroll payment is generated during the waiting period, a paper check will be produced and mailed to the address in your employee record. To update this address, please go to the “My Blu” tab on the Berkeley Business Portal, where you will find a link to update your address under the “Self Service” section on the left-hand side of the page. If you expect to have a check mailed to you, please make sure that your address is updated at least two weeks before the payday in question.

When an employee leaves UC Berkeley and is rehired, it is considered a "break in service.” Their bank information will remain in the Blu Portal, but the information remains inactive unless it is re-entered by the employee. Generally, it takes about a month for direct deposit to activate after entry so the first check will be a paper check. To inquire about the activation date of the direct deposit, please contact Team 9 Payroll at

Earnings Statements

For information on viewing and downloading your earnings statements, please click here.