Who We Are

As part of the Total Rewards Operations Center team in Human Resources, Payroll is available to process paychecks, taxes and direct deposit forms, and help with all other payroll processes.

Back Hours

Please complete this form if an employee did not submit previously worked hours and the payroll has already been processed. 

Back Hours Submission Form

This form MUST be completed by the supervisor.

Receiving Your Pay

The payroll office encourages you to enroll in direct deposit through Banner Self Service. If you choose not to sign up for direct deposit you will be issued a rapid! Paycard VISA.


Employee Self Service allows you to manage your personal information electronically without having to contact or turn in forms to the Human Resources or Payroll offices. View and/or update your direct deposit allocations, address, phone number, paycheck information, current and previous W-2s, benefit information and more, all accessible through the GVSU Employee Self Service module.  


All passwords are to be treated as sensitive, confidential Grand Valley State University information. Once you have completed your self-service session, remember to sign out of the system. Stay up to date on the latest Cyber Security information that GVSU has posted.

Review Your Paycheck Withholding for Federal Taxes

The IRS is advising taxpayers (you) to review your paycheck withholding for federal taxes for this year and next year.  The tax reform bill will affect everyone and may have an unexpected financial impact when you file your personal tax return.

These helpful links to the IRS website and the tax calculator are here to help you determine if you are having enough federal taxes withheld on your total household income. Also, a 5 minute YouTube video that walks you through how to use the calculator.  Please read the questions carefully. 

Tax Calculator and Tax Tips

If you would like to test scenarios on how much your paycheck will change by increasing or decreasing your exemptions for the remainder of this year please use the salary calculator below.

If you would like to submit a new Federal W-4 form, please return the completed form to our office by intercampus mail (1035 JHZ) or by fax to (616) 331-3975.

SAMPLE Federal W-4     Tax Withholding Estimator     Salary Calculator     FAQ Federal W-4

Request and Print your W-2 & 1095-C Electronically

If you haven't already done so we encourage you sign up to receive your W-2 and 1095-C electronically.

Instructions on how to sign up and print your W-2 and 1095-C!

Page last modified June 23, 2022