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Payroll Services serves the University’s diverse customer base by providing accurate and timely compensation to all staff, faculty and student employees in an efficient manner. We are committed to maintaining the most current understanding of Federal, State and University regulations regarding payroll in order to provide accurate information.





The Payroll Office has Moved!

The Payroll Office has moved to room 236 on the 2nd floor of Carruth O'Leary.  We continue to provide office appointments and are working remotely.  Please contact our office by phone or email for an appointment.


2021 W-2

2021 W-2s will be available online in mid-January.  The quickest way to access your W-2 once available is online.  You will need to log into the State of Kansas Self Service website and follow the online W-2 instructions

The State of Kansas issues W-2s by mail or online only.  W-2s are only mailed if you have not accessed it online in previous years.  They cannot be emailed.  The University of Kansas does not have access to W-2s.  See our W-2 page for more information.



KU Payroll Office Update

For the health and safety of all persons, we recommend an online meeting and/or using the drop box as much as possible.

Office Hours By Appointment Only:

9:00am - 3:00pm, Mon-Fri

Walk-in appointments are not allowed at this time.  See our Appointments page for more information.

Please contact us by phone at 785-864-4385 or by email at payroll@ku.edu to schedule an appointment.

If you do not wish to meet in person, but still feel you need an appointment, we can schedule a Zoom or Skype appointment during the office hours as well. 


Drop Box:

If you simply need to give us documents, you may now use the Student Accounts drop box.

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE LABELED PAYROLL.  It is best that the documents are in an envelope, otherwise please staple, clip, or fold so they stay together in the drop box.  No more than 10 pages should be deposited to avoid obstructing the drop box opening and chute.

The drop box is a depository located on the east side of Carruth O'Leary, built into the back of the building on the loading dock.  The depository door needs to be pulled down until you see a space open, drop the envelope in the space, and push the door up all the way to close. 

Arrearage Payments: If you are leaving an arrearage payment, it must be a check or money order.  Your payment should be in an envelope marked for Payroll and include the employee's name and the purpose of the payment (such as arrearage payment), otherwise your payment credit could be delayed.  Cash is not accepted.  Credit card payments can be made online through the KU Payroll Receivable portal. 


Online Payments for Payroll Arrearages

KU Payroll can now accept arrearage payments online through the KU Payroll Receivable portalThis portal is for KU Payroll arrearage payments only.  The portal is only accessible at the link provided, which is separate from HR Pay or Enroll & Pay.  Employees who have arrearage balances due are notified directly by KU Payroll via email and a mailed letter.  There is a $5,000.00 limit for each transaction on the portal.  If the balance owed is greater than $5,000.00 you will need to complete multiple transactions.


Contact Us

We have moved to Room 236! 

KU Payroll Services
Carruth O’Leary Hall
1246 West Campus Rd, Room 236
Lawrence, KS 66045

Office Hours:

In-Person: By Appointment Only

By Phone: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Phone support



Voicemails and emails will be returned within one business day.

Who to Contact


Contact HR/Pay at (785) 864-0600
or by email at hrpay@ku.edu.

Leave Time

Contact HR/Pay at (785) 864-0600
or by email at hrpay@ku.edu.

Personal Info

Contact HR Appointment Staff at (785) 864-5994
or by email at hrappt@ku.edu.

Salary / Pay Rate

Contact HR Appointment Staff at (785) 864-5994
or by email at hrappt@ku.edu.

Health Insurance Deductions

Contact Staff Benefits at (785) 864-4946
or by email at benefits@ku.edu.

Retirement Deductions

Contact Staff Benefits at (785) 864-4946
or by email at benefits@ku.edu.
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