Understanding Your Pay Warrant

  1. It’s not a check, it’s a WARRANTThe State Controller’s Office (SCO), which issues your pay, refers to pay checks as PAY WARRANTS.

  2. It comes from the State.  The SCO mails pay warrants to the campus. The warrants are distributed by University Cash Services to a designated member of your department.

  3. Your Pay Warrant is issued monthly.

    • Warrants for salaried faculty and staff members are usually issued on the last day of the month or the first day of the next month.

    • Hourly employees, student workers, shift differentials, bonuses, stipends, excess plus and special payments are paid on the 15th of each month. If the 15th of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday or University holiday, payday will be the prior business day.

    • If you are enrolled in Direct Deposit, you still get a monthly statement. The Direct Deposit Advice is white rather than green, and the header says, “Direct Deposit Advice.” This document indicates the amount of the deposit and bank routing information.

    • For a detailed Pay Warrant Legend explaining your pay warrant, please go to:

    • Note: Requests for duplicate pay stubs cannot be processed through Payroll. Please be sure to maintain any records you need.