Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance

Payroll and Employee Processing Services

Payroll & Employee Processing Services

Director of Payroll and Employee Processing – Linda Strawser

Linda Strawser currently serves as Director of Payroll and Employee Processing Services within the Finance Division at WVU. She has been with the WVU Payroll Office for 29 years. During her tenure with WVU, she has served in the capacity of Payroll Representative, Assistant Director and Interim Director. She has been the Director of Payroll and Employee Processing Services since August 1, 2010. Linda was a member of the State Auditor’s Office user group for implementation of the state payroll system and implementation team member for MAP and My Time.


Important Information:
Payroll to Arrears

1,600 employees moving to arrears pay; pay advance coming Sept. 30

To comply with a new state law (Senate Bill 322), the University must pay all employees “in arrears,” or one pay cycle behind, starting in September. The change will affect 1,684 current employees who have received letters from Payroll explaining the details.

“Arrears” pay means employees are paid one cycle after the time worked, instead of on the last day of the current cycle. For example, time worked between June 1-15 is paid June 30 instead of June 15.

No employee will miss a paycheck as part of the conversion. The University will issue a pay advance to benefits-eligible employees on Sept. 30 to ensure there is no gap in pay. That money will be repaid via automatic deduction when the employee leaves WVU. Employees will not have to take any action on their own to ensure repayment.

For more information, visit Pay Frequency of West Virginia State Employees. If you still have questions, please email