UHCL Payroll

Payroll at the University of Houston-Clear Lake is dedicated to providing reliable, comprehensive payroll-related services to faculty, staff and students. We are committed to accurate and timely payroll processing adhering to federal, state and university regulations. We can assist you with any pay related questions and we look forward to providing our assistance in meeting your payroll needs.

  Time Reporting & Absence Management (TRAM)

TRAM stands for Time Reporting and Absence Management. TRAM is an automated and updated application for capturing and processing time and leave. This electronic solution ensures greater efficiency for employees and supervisors in recording, approving and submitting time records. Resources for all employees are below.

How to Clock In
How to Submit an Absence Request

TRAM Glossary of Terms
TRAM Employee Responsibility
TRAM Manager's Guide
TRAM Time Collection Devices

  Pay Schedule

At the University of Houston-Clear Lake bi-weekly or non-exempt employees are paid every other Friday and monthly or exempt employees are paid on the 1st of every month. Payroll schedules for this fiscal year are provided below.

2019 - 2020 Pay Date Schedule
FY20 Payroll Calendar
UHCL FY20 Monthly/Bi-Weekly Calendar

  Employment Verification

For fast and secure proof of employment University of Houston-Clear Lake utilizes the Work Number. This is an automated service that provides you with the ability to quickly provide proof of your employment or income. It is widely known by mortgage lenders, banks, apartment complexes and other who may need proof of your employment income, and it is easy to use.

Employees: Please email Payroll at Payroll@uhcl.edu. In your email please include the following:

1. Name and Employee ID Number.
2. Reason for verification.
3. Indicate if the salary should be included.

Please note, the turnaround time for employment verification letters is five (5) business days.

State Agencies: Please email Payroll at Payroll@uhcl.edu

Mortgage Lenders, Banks, Apartments: Access The Work Number online or by phone:

Phone: 1-800-367-5690

University of Houston-Clear Lake company code: 17781.

  Direct Deposit

Participation in the Direct Deposit program is mandatory and there are additional resources below.

Tips for Employees 

  • Keep the current account open until the new direct deposit account has been established.  
  • Changes to deposit accounts should be entered at least 2 weeks before the next scheduled pay day.  This will help to ensure pay checks are sent to the new primary account.

How to Set up Direct Deposit
How to Edit Direct Deposit

  Longevity Pay

The University will pay full-time, non-academic employees a career incentive of $20 per month for every two years of service as an employee of the State, up to and including 42 years of service. Such career incentive pay will commence at the end of the second year and will be increased at the end of each two years thereafter. This benefit is paid only to benefits eligible, non-academic employees who are employed 100% FTE.

Longevity Pay Chart

  Additional Resources

Information for employees and managers including frequently asked questions are available below.  If there are additional questions or information needed, please contact Payroll.

University of Houston System - Employee Self-Service Guide
University of Houston System - Manager Self-Service Guide
Time Conversion Chart

Please direct questions regarding Payroll to Payroll@uhcl.edu.

Payroll Contact Information

Carmen Canales
Senior Human Resources Operations - Payroll
Email: canalesC@uhcl.edu
Phone: 281-283-2157



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    Fax: 281-283-2158

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