University Financial Services & Treasury is located at Anderson Tower, 4th floor.


Payroll is responsible for all financial transactions, regulatory oversight, and tax agency reports regarding employee compensation

Alex Berger, Assistant Vice President for Finance
(909) 706-3801
Oversees and manages Payroll services for the University.

Cynthia Gonzales, Payroll Accountant
(909) 469-5443
Payroll & Tax processing, account reconciliations, accounting.

Teresa Hidalgo, Payroll Clerk
(909) 469-8262
Payroll & Tax processing, account reconciliations.



For information and instructions about using the Workforce Now ® payroll system, online portal, and mobile app, please see our ADP section.


Payroll Information



How often are WesternU employees paid?

Every two weeks, every other Friday. 

When are timecards due?

Hourly employees must turn in timecards by 9:00 a.m. the Monday following the end of the pay period (2021 Hourly Payroll Calendar).
Salaried employees must turn in a monthly absence record at the end of each month, reminder emails will be sent by the Payroll Department. 

Why are earnings on my W-2 less than my annual salary?

403B contributions and most benefit deductions reduce your taxable wage base even though they do not reduce your gross pay. 

Where can I find my vacation and sick balances?

On your check stub or on Self-Service (Banweb) under “Employee Services Menu”, “Time Off Current Balances and History”. 

How can I change the amount of withholding taxes being deducted from my pay check?

Fill out form W-4 to change Federal and form DE-4 to change State withholding allowances. 



  • IRS Tax Withholding Estimator. The calculator helps you figure out proper withholding for Form W-4. To determine this, it asks questions about expected wages up to the end of the year, how much has been withheld so far, and what deductions are going to be claimed on the personal income tax return.
  • W-4 2019 Withholding Allowance Certificate Form. This link takes you to the IRS website where you can print the W-4 form. This form requires an original signature. Please print out this form and return it to the payroll office.



  • Payroll Calculator. This link takes you to Paycheck City. This is a site that allows you to see how changes you make to your 403B, Cafeteria Plan and/or the number of deductions you claim on your W-4, will affect your paycheck.