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Thanksgiving Week Pay Timing Reminder

News from November 22, 2016

Moving forward, the University will follow the normal payment schedule in the weeks before Thanksgiving and the Special Winter Vacation. Penn faculty and staff will now receive regular, steady payments based on actual time worked, week-to-week or month-to-month, regardless of the season. This payment schedule eliminates the two- or six-week gap in paycheck payments.

For weekly paid staff, the Thanksgiving week payment date is Friday, November 25, 2016. The last pay in December is Friday, December 30, 2016.

For monthly paid faculty and staff, the last pay date of this calendar year is December 30.

Late Fall and Winter Compensation Payment Schedule

Weekly Paid Staff

Monthly Paid Faculty and Staff


Thanksgiving week payment date: Friday, November 25, 2016, the day after Thanksgiving

Payment date: November 30, 2016

The schedule change does not affect payments for this month.


Weekly payments throughout the month on Fridays, beginning December 2
and ending December 30,,2016

Payment date: December 30, 2016


Weekly payments throughout the month, beginning January 6, 2017

Payment date: January 31, 2017

The schedule change does not affect pay for this month.


This change to the payment schedule is grounded in thorough research and attentive discussions with Business Administrators and others across the University schools and centers.

If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll help desk at 215-898-6301 or