New Hires

Newly hired employees must complete an I-9 form (confirming work eligibility) and provide the College with his or her Social Security number. See Payroll Forms.

If you do not have a Social Security number, one can be obtained from the Social Security Office in North Adams. Application forms are available in Human Resources.

You are always welcome to privately discuss individual questions with a member of the Human Resources team. Please contact Carol Rand or call x4162.

Tax Withholding

All employees are subject to Federal income tax withholding, Massachusetts income tax withholding, and Social Security (FICA) tax withholding.  Federal and Massachusetts income tax is withheld from your wages based on marital status and the number of allowances claimed on the forms. You may also specify that an additional dollar amount to be withheld or indicate that you are exempt from withholding. To change your withholdings from year to year, sign in to Human Resources System and in the top menu under Self Service, click Payroll and Compensation.

Direct Deposit

The College encourages faculty and staff to set up direct deposit and to opt out of printing whenever possible, as an important part of our commitment to sustainability. Employees may have their net pay deposited automatically each payday into single or multiple accounts in the same or different financial institutions:

  • By amount or percentage
  • To checking or savings accounts

To set up or change your Direct Deposit, please sign in to Human Resources System and in the top menu under Self Service, click Payroll and Compensation.

Go Paperless

As part of the ongoing commitment to sustainability, going paperless reduces the college’s carbon footprint with reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the creation of paper advice notices and envelopes.  Use the Pay Statement Print Option to cease receiving a printed payroll advice slip in the mail.

You may view your pay check information via Human Resources System, Self Service, Payroll and Compensation.

Pay Calendars

Time Reporting

Hourly staff and students complete bi-weekly timesheets electronically through the Self Service menu.

  • Hourly Staff: View a video tutorial on navigating through Time Reporting.
  • Students: View a video tutorial on navigating through Time Reporting.
  • Admin Staff Leave reporting: View a video tutorial on navigating through Time Reporting.

Time Approvers: Download this instruction guide for your reference.

Self Service

The Office of Human Resources Employee Self-Service is never closed! From work or home, during the day, in the evening or on the weekends, sign in to Human Resources SystemHelp can be found here if needed.

If you have any problems/questions, faculty can contact the Dean of Faculty office at x4138 and staff can contact Deb Stawarz in the HR office at x2682.