Employee Holdback

Overview

The employee holdback for biweekly payrolls is designed to help employees manage the cash flow from their paychecks by equalizing the net pay between the first and second paychecks of the month.  Medical insurance deductions are taken out of the check for the first biweekly period ending in the month and most other deductions are taken out of the check for the second biweekly period ending in the month.  Since medical insurance premiums are typically larger than other deductions, the first paycheck's net amount is usually less than the second paycheck.  To make the net pay on both checks more equal, the employee may now choose to have dollars withheld from the check for the second biweekly in a month and added back to the check for the first biweekly pay period in the next month.  This can help offset the larger medical deduction.

Enrollment/Cancellation Form

The form to enroll or cancel the employee holdback should be sent to the University-Wide Payroll office by the 15th of the month to be effective for that month.

 

Enrollment/Cancellation Form


 

 


Contact

Robert C. Chance

Director

P115 Andy Holt Tower

Knoxville, TN 37996

865-974-5251 Phone

865-974-3530 Fax