2409 Retroactive Pay

Document purpose

To establish policy for the payment of retroactive salary adjustments as the result of promotion or reclassification.


July, 2019


April, 2020

Responsible Office

Human Resources


Human Resources


  1. A staff member is entitled to a retroactive payment if the effective date of a compensation change precedes the beginning of the current pay period.  

  2. Retroactive payments will only be made with the proper authorization from the Division of Human Resources/Compensation. 

  3. Payment for retroactive compensation changes will be made in the next regularly-scheduled payroll cycle, using the “Request Compensation Change” business process in Workday.