Payroll - Check Distribution

Questions?

  • Payroll Office
    202-885-3520
    Fax: 202-885-1033
    payroll@american.edu
    New Mexico, Room 350

    9:00am to 5:00pm

Mailing Address

Check Distribution

Unless specified otherwise, paychecks are distributed to departments by mail services based on the employee’s primary position and the paycheck distribution code maintained in the Colleague HR system. You will need to check with your department to see specifically where you can obtain your check.

Note: If checks cannot be delivered to the department, mail services will return the checks to the Payroll Office for pickup by the department at a later time. Thereafter, the department can either request the checks be resent via campus mail or be picked up by a department representative. Employee’s picking up their own check from the reception desk of Human Resources and Payroll must provide identification and sign the “Pickup Verification Form for Paychecks” sheet indicating they have received their check.

Employees wishing to change where and how they receive their paychecks may do so by completing a Personal Data Change Form. You can access this form through the portal. Print and complete the form and forward to the Human Resources/Payroll Office.

Electronic pay advices (e-pay advices) are available through the HR/Payroll Connection on the AU portal. Once logged in to HR/Payroll Connection select Payroll –-> Pay Advices. Employees can review their e-pay advices for both current and prior pay periods.