Some postdoctoral scholars have the option to either receive a physical paycheck or to enroll in direct deposit. To complete enrollment, please follow the instructions on the BLINK Direct Deposit Page. You will need your Social Security Number to complete enrollment.
If you are a Postdoc Fellow (Title Code: 3253) you will not but able to enroll in Direct Deposit via AYSO. Please use the paper form provided to you during your onboarding session.
If you have any questions related to your pay or direct deposit, contact the Payroll office either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Payroll Contacts to determine the name, telephone number, and email of your payroll contact.
Normal monthly paydays are typically the 1st of the month following the month worked. For example, time worked in the month of December is paid to you in January. If the 1st of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday you will be paid on the preceding Friday (the only exception being time worked in December, which will always be paid on the first business day in January).
Your W-2 will reflect earnings for time worked from December through November of the previous year. Electronic W-2s can be obtained through At Your Service Online (AYSO).
You Employee ID number is located on your paycheck stub.
Please click the following link to download a payroll calendar: Payroll Calendars.
Personal Time Off (PTO)
Postdoctoral Scholars with a 100%, 12-month appointment are eligible for twenty-four (24) work days of personal time off. These days do not carry over from year to year - they must be used in the same year in which they're given or they will be lost.
PTO days are recorded in one-day increments and require prior approval from your supervisor. When scheduling PTO days, please attempt to request time to minimize the effects on research progress. Please speak with your PI about how they would like you to record used leave. You can send general questions toARCrequest@ucsd.edu.
Postdoctoral Scholars are eligible for sick leave without loss of compensation for up to twelve (12) days per twelve-month appointment period. These hours can roll over if re-appointed. These sick days are eligible to be used from the first day of the appointment and can be used to cover personal illness, medical appointments, childbearing, disability or bereavement. They must be taken in one-day increments and approved absences of less than one full day do not require the use of sick leave.
Union Representation: Dues and Fair Share Fees
Postdoctoral Scholars at UC San Diego are represented by the PX union. As such, you are required to pay either union dues or fair share fees to cover costs for negotiations, contract administration, and related activities. These fees and dues are automatically deducted from your monthly paycheck.
You may access the current bargaining agreement at the Bargaining Agreement BLINK page.
To view tax information pertaining to Postdoctoral Scholars, please visit thePostdoctoral Scholar Benefits and Services page and refer to the "Tax Information" section.