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Compensation and Payroll

UT’s Compensation Advisory Board (CAB) was launched in March 2010 to help guide the University’s compensation philosophy, structure and programs. The 13-member board serves in an advisory capacity and includes administrators, faculty and staff from every campus and institute.
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Salary Schedule effective June 30, 2014

A new salary schedule for regular staff employees became effective June 30, 2014. View Salary Schedule.


How do I...

View my pay statement?  Employees can view, print, email and/or download their current pay statement as well as pay statements from the previous three years. In order to access an on-line pay statement, employees must log in using their university NetID and password.  For assistance with NetID or password, contact the Help Desk at 425-4000.

An email notification will be sent to the employee's NetID@tennessee.edu email address on the day prior to a pay date.  This is a reminder that the on-line pay statement is available for viewing.  Read MORE...

Change my office or home address or W-4 (tax withholding)? Employee Self Service has several new features available to all university employees (regular, term and student).  An employee does not have to be an IRIS user. The new features are:

  • Home Address Update – You may change your home address and you may add up to 4 additional telephone numbers for fax numbers, cell numbers, and alternate telephone numbers. You may also change your disclosure declaration limiting how much information is published within the University. Each time you make a change on this screen you will receive an email notification that your information has been changed.
  • Office Address Update - You may change your office telephone number and add up to 4 additional telephone numbers for fax numbers, cell numbers, and alternate telephone numbers. You may also change your disclosure declaration limiting how much information is published within the University.
  • IRS Form W-4 Update – This screen allows you to change the tax withholding declarations used by the payroll system when calculating your federal income tax withholding. For example, if you get married or you want an additional amount withheld you may want to change your current declaration. Each time you make a change on this screen you will receive an email notification that your information has been changed.
  • Personal Data Update – This allows you to create or change the race, ethnicity, and veteran status you have declared for yourself.
  • Education/Degrees Display – This display has been enhanced to show all known degrees you have received. Previously only the most recent degree was shown.
  1. Visit https://irisweb.tennessee.edu using your NETID and password when prompted
  2. Click on the Employee Self-Service Tab
  3. Select the desired feature

E-Verify required for all new hires within 3 days of hire date

Effective January 1, 2012, Tennessee state law requires that the work authorization status of all newly hired employees must be verified through the federal E-Verify program. The E-Verify process must be completed within 3 days of an employee’s hire date.  Failure to comply with these regulations can result in substantial penalties to the University, with fines up to $2,500 per violation and $2,500 per person not properly verified.
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Employee Graduate Fee Waiver

Staff who are classified as graduate level students taking courses required by their employer or to maintain or improve skills needed in their present job are exempt from taxation.  To claim this exemption, please complete the Job Related Tuition Waiver Form.  This form requires both the signature of the employee and the department head.  Once the form has been completed, return the form to the University Wide Payroll Office at P115 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville TN, 37996 or email it to rchance@tennessee.edu.
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Graduate Assistant - Taxability of Tuition Waiver

Teaching and research graduate tuition remission is tax exempted by IRS Code Section 117. Graduate assistantships that are not involved in teaching or research were specifically excluded from this exemption thereby making the tuition remission related to these assistantships taxable.
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