The University’s payroll process runs on a 2 week cycle designated as a pay period. Each pay period begins on a Saturday and ends on a Friday. Pay checks are payable the Friday following the end of a pay period. There are 26 pay periods in each fiscal year which runs from July 1 – June 30. For more information regarding pay schedules, enrolling in direct deposit, and accessing your Employee Dashboard, please visit Understanding Your Paycheck. Holidays We celebrate fourteen (14) holidays, three (3) of which are observed by staff only. Those holidays are designated as optional and the University is open for classes and offices are staffed to provide required services. Holidays which fall on a Saturday are observed on the Friday immediately preceding the date and holidays which fall on Sunday are observed on the following Monday. The list of official State Holidays can be found here. Additional Resources Take advantage of the many discounts and perks of your employment, including WP Presents!, the Fitness Center and on campus dining options. Visit the Information Technology website to set up your e-mail account and access WPconnect, find troubleshooting information for your e-mail, voice and telephone services, wireless access, software programs, and other computer-related issues.