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Graduate Assistant / Teaching Assistant

Am I considered an employee of the University?

I'm a Clark Fellow.  When do I get paid?

When will I receive my first paycheck?

Where do I receive my paychecks or direct deposit advices?

I did not receive my first check on the date I had expected; what should I do?

What happened to my Direct Deposit?  I had Direct Deposit last semester.

My employment is changing from the Research Foundation payroll to the state payroll.  Will I have to sign up for health insurance again?

I signed up for health insurance but haven't received a card yet.

When will I receive my final paycheck?

Who is my primary contact in Human Resources for questions about my GA/TA appointment?

 

Am I considered an employee of the University?

Answer:

Yes, you are, and you are also represented by the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU), which is the educational division of the Communications Workers of American Local 1104. Your local contact is Monazir Khan - mkhangseu@aol.com.

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I'm a Clark Fellow.  When do I get paid?

Answer:

Clark Fellow's are paid once a month and pick their checks up at the Graduate School Office.

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When will I receive my first paycheck?

Answer:

The state pays the graduate assistant/teaching assistant payroll on a two-week lag basis.  This means that after you complete your first two weeks of employment, you receive your paycheck two weeks after that, provided that required new employee paperwork has been completed.

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Where do I receive my paychecks or direct deposit advices?

Answer:

GA/TA paychecks or direct deposit advices are provided to your department and are generally distributed by departmental secretaries.  Please check with your department secretary for specific distribution locations within your office area.

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I did not receive my first check on the date I had expected; what should I do?

Answer:

There may be several different explanations.  Please contact Bonnie Jenson in Human Resources at 777-6613 or email at bjenson@binghamton.edu.

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What happened to my direct deposit?  I had direct deposit last semester.

Answer:

When there is a break in the payroll cycle, such as there is between the spring and fall semesters, direct deposit is discontinued.  You may reactivate direct deposit using the Direct Deposit reactivation form.

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My employment is changing from the Research Foundation payroll to the state payroll.  Will I have to sign up for health insurance again?

Answer:

Yes, because the Research Foundation is a separate employer. The health insurance plan contracts and carriers are different from the state plans. To obtain health insurance for your GA TA appointment on the state payroll, you will need to complete a new enrollment form in the Human Resources Office, Couper Administration Bldg., Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00.

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I signed up for health insurance but haven't received a card yet.

Answer:

It takes several weeks, from the time you enroll, to receive your health insurance card. If you need to use your insurance before you receive the card please contact or Christine Koban 607-777-4885.

*Please note - we need to have all of your supporting documents before we can process your enrollment. Make sure that you have provided us with the following:

For yourself:

Social Security Card

For your dependents:

Proof of marriage (if adding spouse) or domestic partnership paperwork (if adding domestic partner)

Proof of Social Security number(s) for all dependents

Proof of date(s) of birth for all dependents

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When will I receive my final paycheck?

Answer:

You should receive your final paycheck approximately two weeks after your last day of employment (this date should be stated on your appointment letter).

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Who is my primary contact in Human Resources for questions about my GA/TA appointment?

Answer: Bonnie Jenson at bjenson@binghamton.edu or 777-6613

 

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Last Updated: 7/22/10