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Payroll Office

The goal of the Payroll Office at Drake University is to aim for complete, accurate and timely processing of all payroll related activities.  We are responsible for all direct deposits, payroll tax withholdings and filings, and voluntary and involuntary payroll deductions for staff, faculty and students.

We make every effort to deliver first-rate customer service to Drake University employees.  Please do not hesitate to stop by our offices or to contact us with questions or concerns you may have.

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. You can contact the payroll office if you wish to pick it up, otherwise it will be mailed. Your second pay will be direct deposited.

Any future changes made to your direct deposit will also result in a paper check and arrangements can be made to pick it up as well.

 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

Mailing Address
307 Old Main
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50307


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