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Check Your Paystub
Take the time to verify your paystub after every pay period. Verify that the proper deductions and insurances are being paid. It is the employee’s responsibility to bring forward any corrections necessary. ​
 
Payroll Pay Days
BISD paydays are scheduled as follows: Certified and Classified Monthly Hourly employees are paid on the 25th of each month on the previous business day if the 25th falls on a holiday or weekend. Other Classified employees are paid biweekly. ​
 
Direct Deposit
All employees will be paid through our Direct Deposit Program. All payroll checks are deposited directly to the specified bank(s) or credit union(s). Employees must submit a signed Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit Form, a personal check marked “VOID”, or a pre-printed deposit slip With the account number or savings account card in order to verify transit routing and account numbers.
  • The Direct Deposit Authorization Form must be submitted to the Payroll Department by the due date of each month in order to be effective for the following month’s payroll. If more than one account is requested then the employee must designate the amount or percentage to be placed in each account. The net amount of your paycheck will be deposited into the employee’s primary account.
  • Any changes (especially closed accounts) to your direct deposit information need to be submitted to the Payroll Department at least ten (10) business days before Payday. If funds are rejected due to an invalid and/or closed, the employee will need to provide a valid account and complete a Direct Deposit Authorization Form.


Absence From Duty Reports

  • All professionals’ Absence From Duty Reports is due in the Payroll Department on the 3rd of every month. If the 3rd should fall on a weekend, submit the forms on the following Monday. Absence From Duty Reports should include all days absent for the month on one (1) form.
  • Monthly Hourly (MH) and Bi-Weekly (BW) Absence From Duty Reports should be turned in when time-sheets are due. For due dates, please click on the deadline tab.

Medicare Tax Information
Employees hired by the Brownsville Independent School District after March 31, 1986, are required to contribute 1.45 % (percent) of their gross pay to the Medicare program. If your health insurance is pre-taxed, this amount is deducted from your gross pay before Medicare tax is figured.

IRS Form W-4 Employee’s Withholding (Exempt)
IRS Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding, Please be aware that employees claiming “exempt” from withholding during 2021 on their IRS Form W-4, must complete a new Form W-4 by February 15, 2022, to maintain their “exempt” status. If employees claiming “exempt” do not provide their employer a newly completed W-4 by February 15, 2022, the employer must begin withholding federal income tax as if they are single, with zero withholding allowances.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Payroll Department at (956) 548-8391.