Payroll’s Dollars and Sense
Payroll Transaction Analyst
We are pleased to announce Kristi McDonnell as Payroll’s newest analyst. Kristi comes to us from JMU’s Cross Disciplinary Studies and we’re happy to have her on board.
IRS Suggests a “Paycheck Checkup”
With the 2/16/18 payday, your federal tax withholding was adjusted to reflect the new tables the IRS created based on the tax reform law that was signed in December. This law impacted not only your federal withholding, but also many other factors that go into the calculation of your federal income tax.
On February 28, the IRS released the 2018 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, and the updated IRS Withholding Calculator. Both the form and the calculator have been updated to reflect changes in the tax law. Now that these tools are available, the IRS is suggesting that employees do a “Paycheck Checkup”, to check that they are having the correct amount of tax withheld from their paychecks.
You are encouraged to speak with your tax advisor, or use the IRS Withholding Calculator, to ensure you are claiming the proper allowances on your Form W-4. The 2018 Form W-4 and IRS W-4 Allowance Calculator can be accessed directly from the IRS.gov web-site, or from our Payroll Services website.
If you have questions or concerns about whether you should make a tax withholding change, please consult your tax advisor.
Important Duo Changes Coming in April
What you need to know:
- On Wednesday, April 11 the Duo enrollment period will end. Users not enrolled in Duo will no longer be able to log in to many JMU systems.
- In addition to MyMadison and the JMU SSL VPN, the list of services protected by Duo will expand to include those that use a JMU e-ID and password with IT’s federation service. These include heavily-used systems such as Canvas, WebEx, JobLink, PositionLink, Chrome River, eVA, and others. For a complete list of the systems that will require Duo as part of their login, click here.
What you may need to do:
- If you have not yet enrolled in Duo – DO IT NOW! Otherwise, on April 11 you will have to visit the IT Help Desk, show identification, reset your e-ID account and enroll in Duo before you can log in to any of the systems mentioned above. For additional information about Duo and how to enroll, click here.
- Make it a habit to keep your Duo-enrolled device with you. It will now be used more often than before.
- Spread the word. If you know JMU colleagues, students or affiliates who have not yet enrolled, share this message and encourage them to do so.
- For assistance, contact the IT Help Desk at 540-568-3555, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JMU Talent Development
- Make Your Non-Verbal Match Your Words (TD2186)
- The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career (TD2249)
- Connecting With Others Results in Networking (TD2242)
- Student Employment Essentials (TD1462)
- Discover Your Inner Champion (TD2291) – Special Disability Awareness Week Event with the Office of Disability Services
- Be Healthy without Breaking the Bank (TD2292)
- Benefits Bootcamp (TD2196)
- Get Beyond Bias and Bullying to Have a Good Day (TD2239)
- Communication During Organizational Stress (TD2230)
- How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Event (TD2100)
- Money and Millennials (TD2279)
- Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success (TD2250)
- Give ‘em the Pickle (TD1616)
Visit Talent Development’s webpage for a listing of all they have to offer!