Payroll Office

Address:  2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50311
Location: 310 Old Main
Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00-Noon, 1:00-4:30

Payroll Supervisor: Kathy Jefferson,

                               Phone:  515-271-3190

                               Fax:  515-271-4631



Accounting Specialist: Jana Brem

Phone: 515-271-3168


 Information and Forms

Payday Dates

  • bi-weekly/hourly employees is every other Friday. If the payday falls on a University holiday, the payday is the day before the holiday.
  • salaried/exempt employees is the last working day of every month.
  • students is the 12th of the month for the previous month. If the payday falls on a weekend, the payday is the following Monday.

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit of your paycheck is mandatory for all employees. Checks are directly deposited in your specified account on the payday specified above. An Authorization Agreement for Automatic Deposit must be completed and returned to Human Resources for processing. Deposit information is available on MyDusis - Employee tab/Human Resources/User Guide Online Direct Deposit Accounts.

New Employees, please note that your first pay from Drake will be in the form of a check while ACH verifies your routing number and bank account. Your second pay will be direct deposited until you notify the Payroll office of any changes.


Tuition Waiver Information & Tuition Rebate Form

Once payroll receives notification of a taxable tuition rebate, the amount of the tuition rebate is divided and applied to the remaining pays in the term. The additional tax amount is determined by the calculation of the employee’s exemption status and pre-tax deductions. There is not a flat rate used for calculation. It is important that the tuition rebate form be completed before the term begins so that it can be spread out over the entire term.

  • Spring & Fall Term:  Monthly would be 4 pays; Biweekly would be 9 pays
  • Summer Term:  Monthly would be 3 pays; Biweekly would be 6 pays

 W-4 Forms (Return completed forms to Human Resources)

Authorization to Mail Paycheck Form

Print Payroll Stub

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University News
March 28, 2017
The Judith A. Lindquist Scholarship for Women MBAs covers up to half the cost of tuition for current and incoming Drake M.B.A. students who are unable to participate in a tuition reimbursement program through their employer.