Payroll Office

Welcome to UW Tacoma Payroll! This is a central payroll resource for UWT employees, giving access to payroll forms, instructions, procedures, and sites pertaining to UWT policies.


The UWT Payroll Office is committed to paying the Universityʼs diverse customer base — faculty, staff and student employees — on-time and accurately, as well as provide the employees and departments with excellence in customer service.


Payroll News and Updates


Glacier Tax System For Foreign Nationals

All new foreign national employees will be entered in the Glacier Tax System for Non Resident Alien UW Employees by the UW Tacoma Payroll Coordinator. An email will be generated by the system and sent directly to the new employee. It's important the new employee complete this process and provide the signed Tax Summary and all required documents to the Payroll Office.  A self-checklist can be found at the website below.

HR/Payroll Modernization

The University’s 34 year-old legacy payroll system will be replaced with a modern, integrated Human Resources and Payroll system, significantly improving support for critical HR and payroll work across the University. The estimated date for going “live” with this new system is early 2016.

For more information regarding the new system and who it will impact can be found at:

Quick Links

Paychecks and Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is encouraged at the UW. This can be done online through your MyUW, Employee Self Service. If you did not elect direct deposit for your UW paycheck, please pick up your paycheck at the front desk of the Finance Office located in the Carlton building, fourth floor, suite 400. We are no longer mailing paychecks to home addresses.