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Employee Payroll

computer-monitor-purple-frame-md recolored.png   Going Green: Online Pay Stubs

All employees with direct deposit can view and print their pay stub online via AC Data. Amherst is encouraging employees to "go green" by choosing not to receive a paper pay stub. If you have direct deposit and would like to discontinue your paper pay stub, simply log on to AC Data and click "Do Not Print My Pay Advice" or contact the payroll office.

The small number of employees who currently receive their compensation by printed check and all casual employees will continue to receive paper pay stubs for the time being. 

Employees are encouraged to use direct deposit and online pay stubs as they are more secure and are accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week (with internet access). Pay stub information is available online one day ahead of the funds being deposited in the employee’s bank account. The long term goal is to convert all full-time employees to direct deposit and online pay stubs by the end of the fiscal year.

Any questions, please call the payroll office at 542-2813.

info-iconrecolor.png   AC Data Instructions

Instructions for accessing your online pay stub using AC Data:

1.  Log in to AC Data: https://acdata.amherst.edu
2.  Enter your Amherst College User ID and Password in the appropriate fields and click “Submit”
3.  Click “Employees” on the right side of the screen
4.  Click “Pay Advices” on the left side of the screen
5.  Click on the specific date of the pay advice desired (the most recent will be at the top of the list)

Note - the print settings on individual computers may need to be adjusted to print your pay stub on one page.

FAQrecolor.PNG   Payroll: Frequently Asked Questions

Direct Deposit
•  Can I deposit my pay to any bank?
•  How do I sign up for, or change, my direct deposit?
•  When will my direct deposit become effective?
•  How do I reactivate my direct deposit information?

Tax Status and Calculations
•  How do I change my tax status or exemptions?
•  How do I calculate my Federal tax allowance?

Self-service with AC Data
•  How do I view my pay stub on AC Data?
•  When will my pay stub be available for viewing on AC Data?
•  How long will my pay stubs be available on AC Data?
•  What other pay information is available on AC Data?
•  How do I access my pay information if I no longer work at Amherst College?


Direct Deposit

•  Can I deposit my pay to any bank?
You may have your pay deposited to most banking institutions.  Please check with your bank to be sure they can accept an ACH file.

•  How do I sign up for, or change, my direct deposit?
Complete the Amherst Direct Deposit Form and send to Human Resources.

•  When will my direct deposit become effective?
If it is new or you are making a change to the account number, bank routing number, or type of account, it will take two pay periods to become effective.  If you are just changing the amount, it will become effective immediately.

•  How do I reactivate my direct deposit information?
Fill out a new direct deposit authorization form.

Tax Status and Calculations

•  How do I change my tax status or exemptions?
Complete IRS Form W-4 for Federal taxes.
Complete Massachusetts Form M-4 for state taxes.

•  How do I calculate what my Federal tax allowance should be?
Use the IRS Withholding Calculator.
Reference IRS publication 919 Adjusting Tax Withholding.          

Self-service with AC Data

•  How do I view my pay stub on AC Data?
Follow the simple steps listed here.

•  When will my pay stub be available for viewing on AC Data?
One day before the check date.

•  How long will my pay stubs be available on AC Data?
Three years.

•  What other pay information is available on AC Data?
Tax status, leave plans, and pay rate.

•  How do I access my pay information if I no longer work at Amherst College?
Contact the payroll office at 542-2813 and they can send you the necessary information.