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Sardinia House (2nd floor)
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE



Payroll deadlines

In order to ensure that all staff are paid in a timely way, the Human Resources Pay team have a monthly schedule by which various documents must be received in order to be included in that month's pay run. Please ensure you are familiar with your particular contract type and that the relevant documents reach the Human Resources Division on time.

To be paid in a particular month, it is essential we have the following documents:

Contract: The Department employing a new staff member needs to forward the contract for employees to HR by the contract deadline. We will then process the contract and notify the employee to come in and sign it by no later than the payroll deadline to guarantee payment of the month in which you wish payment to start. All other paperwork needs to be completed by this deadline as well.

For GTA contract queries or other hourly-paid contract queries, please contact|

Timesheet: Completed and authorised timesheet for hourly paid staff (yellow form) – This must reach us by the Payroll deadline for the month in which the payment is to be made. If you have questions about the authorisation process for your department, please contact your Department or Centre Manager. Please note: Timesheet hours should be paid a month in arrears and cover calendar months (i.e. 1st – 31st). For example, in November, only hours relating to 1 October – 31 October (or earlier) shall be paid. 

Claim for payment: Authorised claim for payment for casual staff  (purple form) - This must reach us by the contract deadline for the month in which the payment is to be made. Authorised claim for overtime (green form) must reach us by the payroll deadline.
The payroll and contract deadlines for the coming year are listed below.

Month Contract deadline
Payroll deadline Pay day
December 2013 Monday 25th November Monday 2nd Tuesday 24th
January 2014 Monday 6th Monday 13th Friday 31st
February 2014 Friday 31st January Friday 7th Friday 28th
March 2014 Tuesday 4th Tuesday 11th Monday 31st
April 2014 Friday 28th March Friday 4th Wednesday 30th
May 2014 Friday 2nd Friday 9th Friday 30th
June 2014 Tuesday 3rd Tuesday 10th Monday 30th
July 2014 Friday 4th Friday 11th Thursday 31st
August 2014 Friday 1st Friday 8th Friday 29th
September 2014 Tuesday 2nd Tuesday 9th Tuesday 30th
October 2014 Friday 26th September Friday 3rd Friday 31st
November 2014 Friday 31st October Friday 7th Friday 28th
December 2014 Wednesday 26th November Wednesday 3rd Wednesday 24th

Claims received after the above deadlines will not normally be paid until the following month.

Please remember to notify Human Resources of any member of staff leaving as soon as you are made aware.