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 UWT foreign national employees are entered in the Glacier Tax System, by the UW Tacoma Payroll Coordinator, upon hiring. An email is generated by the system and sent directly to the new employee with instructions and access to the online system. It's important and beneficial for the new employee to complete this online process to ensure taxes are handled appropriately.  At the end of the process, the employee is required to print and sign the Tax Summary Report as well as any tax forms provided by Glacier, and submit these forms along with copies of the required work authorization documents, specified on the Tax Summary Report,  to the UWT Payroll Office.  For more information regarding Glacier, including instructions and a self-checklist, please go to:


  • 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 June 2017.

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



  • 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.