Getting Paid

The University of Arkansas is committed to paperless payroll for safety, efficiency and to support sustainability. Direct deposit is the university's standard method for paying employees. Your pay will be deposited in up to six separate accounts of your choice.

Additional Direct Deposit option via PAY CARD! For more information, click here.

Pay Card Program Benefits

  • More Secure
  • Pay is deposited into your account by 8 a.m. CT on pay day
  • Additional cards for spouse/dependents
  • Use it to order online
  • Have your spouse's pay deposited to the pay card account
  • Have dependent funds (SSI, etc.) deposited
  • Use it for electronic draft of utilities, car payments, etc.
  • Four ATMs on campus where funds can be withdrawn without a fee
  • The account can go with you should you leave U of A
  • All funds can be withdrawn to the penny on payday

Frequently Asked Questions

Fee Schedule and Transaction Limits

Participating Locations Nearby


You will be paid monthly, on the last work day of each month, unless you are an extra help hourly employee. Hourly employees are paid on the 10th and 25th of each month.

Approximately three days before pay day, you will receive your Payroll Earnings, Deductions and Benefits Statement via WebBASIS or Email based on your selection of communication.  The statement indicates your gross pay, deductions, and the net pay that will be deposited into your account(s).  For benefits-eligible employees, information on university-paid benefits and coverage, as well as detailed information on leave usage, is included.

Electronic W-2 Instructions

To retrieve your electronic W-2 (for those who have enrolled in the system:)

Go to
In the "Employer Name or Code" box, enter 16240
Enter your SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER to log in, not your uark employee ID number
Enter the PIN you created when you enrolled. This will be 8-16 characters, and will be all numbers. If you have forgotten your PIN, click the "Forgot ID and PIN" link, and the system will email you a code that you can use to change your PIN back to the default, which will be the last two numbers in your social security number and the four numbers that are the year of birth.
Once you have entered your PIN, you will be at the home page.
Under "Tax Form Features" click "Get Your 2015 Tax Form Now"
Click "View and Print Your Tax Form Now"
Print your W-2
Log out

To enroll for Electronic W-2:

Go to
In the "Employer Name or Code" box, enter 16240
In the "Employee ID" box, enter your SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, not your uark employee ID number
In the "PIN" box, enter the last two numbers of your social security number and the four numbers that are the year of your birth. For example, if the last two numbers of your social security number are 82, and you were born in 1975, the PIN would be 821975.
Click "Go Paperless Today"
Read the disclosure and click "Test Now"
Close the test PDF and click the "I saw" link
Select the correct email address, mailing address, and telephone number
Click "Continue"
Click "Confirm"
Log out

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Davis at or 479-575-5351.

Employee Self-service

Direct deposit information and changes to your federal and state income tax withholding (W-4) can be self-managed through webBASIS. Log in with your UARK username and password to browse your pay activity or simulate future earnings statements by adjusting your tax and benefit options.

You can also do the following:

  • View and change retirement elections
  • Browse your leave reports
  • View, print or email your time sheets
  • View or update address, phone and personal information
  • View travel information and travel claims