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State Accounting

Centralized Payroll

What does Centralized Payroll do?
Payroll Signature

The Centralized Payroll staff is committed to meeting the expectations of State of Iowa employees each pay period to receive a timely and accurate payment. Centralized Payroll processes approximately 520,000 payroll warrants and direct deposits every year for personnel in all branches of State government. Employees in over 70 departments receive over $1.4 billion annually in pay and benefits.

In addition to processing payroll, Centralized Payroll is responsible for the accounting and reporting of three State post-retirement benefit programs.  Other duties of Centralized Payroll include the pre-audit and processing of back pay, taxable benefits, Military pay differential, settlement agreements, and supplemental Worker’s Compensation benefits.

Serving state employees is Centralized Payroll’s primary responsibility. However, they also perform quality assurance activities that help ensure integrity within the payroll function, as well as meeting strict time requirements for all payroll related distributions and reports. Wages, salaries, withholdings, State matches, and Federal and State tax payments have various due dates that must be adhered to. Centralized Payroll has a proud tradition of continually meeting all such deadlines.

Helpful Links & Information

Online Payroll Informationlogo
Payroll Forms and Publications
2014 Pay Period Calendar
   2015 Pay Period Calendar 
Timesheet Conversion Table  A Minute-to-Decimal Conversion Table

HRIS User Guides & Manuals

Gross to Net Manual
HRIS Individual User Guide with Work Reporting to the Time Reporting System
HRIS Individual User Guide to the Time Reporting System
HRIS Personnel / Payroll Associates & Other Approvers Guide to the Time Reporting System

Post-Retirement Program Information for State of Iowa Retirees

SLIP - Sick Leave Insurance Program FAQs for Retirees
SERIP - September 2014 Payment Information

     HRE's Web Pages for Retiree's Participating in SERIP and SLIP

Questions for Central Payroll Staff? Send an email to: Centralized Payroll
Contact Information for Centralized Payroll Staff