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Payroll and Compensation

Effective Jan. 1, 2024, employees at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will see the frequency of their pay change to semimonthly.

Semimonthly pay means employees will be paid twice a month, usually on the 15th and last business days of each month. Business days are defined as days other than weekends and university holidays. If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, pay day will be on the Friday before. An employee’s annual salary will not change because of the shift in paycheck frequency.

View 2024 Semimonthly Pay Schedule


Workday Application

You can do the following by logging into your Workday Profile:

  • View your Payslips
  • View and change your Payment Elections (Please Note: To add or edit a direct deposit account or change payment elections, you must be on your institution's network or on an allowable VPN. Please contact the UAFS IT Service Desk for more information.)
  • View and change your Tax Elections
  • View your Time Off
  • View or update your Contact Information and Emergency Contacts.


23-24 Holiday Pay Schedule

Observed Holiday
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Independence Day
Monday, September 4, 2023
Labor Day
Thursday, November 23, 2023
Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24, 2023*
Thanksgiving Holiday*
Friday, December 22, 2023
Christmas Eve
Monday, December 25, 2023
Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2023
In lieu of Veteran's Day
Wednesday, December 27, 2023
In lieu of employees birthday
Thursday, December 28, 2023
Charged to annual leave**
Friday, December 29, 2023
Charged to annual leave**
Monday, January 1, 2024
New Year's Day
Monday, January 15, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday, March 22, 2024
In lieu of George Washington's Birthday
Daisy Gatson Bates Day
Monday, May 27, 2024
Memorial Day

* Tentative by proclamation of Governor
** Employees may use annual leave, comp time, or if all eligible paid leave has been exhausted, take the day as leave without pay (LWOP).

When an employee is required to work a scheduled holiday, the hours worked will be banked and will accrue in a category called
“University Holiday” and that category will be charged when the leave is used. These hours will appear on an employee’s leave report and use of such hours should be in accordance with UAFS and UA System policy.

All full-time and eligible part-time employees receive holiday pay provided they are in paid status the last scheduled work day before the holiday and the first scheduled work day after the holiday, in accordance with Arkansas Code Ann. § 1-5-104.