State Pay Periods

The Department of Finance prescribes the beginning and ending dates of the state pay period. A schedule of 14 patterns of pay period dates are used, rotating within a 28-year cycle.

State officers and employees will be paid on the basis of 12, nearly equal, pay periods each year. The pay period will contain either 21 or 22 normal workdays, called a calendar month. Normal workdays are Monday through Friday, including holidays, during the week.

The exception is when there are more than 22 or fewer than 21 workdays in a month, then the pay period may end one day before or after the end of the calendar month. On rare occasions the pay period may end two days before the end of the calendar month. Hourly rate employees will be paid for the same pay periods as prescribed for monthly rate employees.

The following are the projected state pay periods for the next 2 years, according to the Department of Finance pattern:

2019

Pay Period
Inclusive Dates
Number of Workdays
January
January 1 - January 330
22
February
January 31 - February 28
21
March
March 1 - March 31
21
April
April 1 - April 30
22
May
May 1 - May 30
22
June
May 31 - June 30
21
July
July 1 - July 30
22
August
July 31 - August 29
22
September
August 30 - September 30
22
October
October 1 - October 30
22
November
October 31 - November 30
22
December
December 1 - December 31
22

2020

Pay Period
Inclusive Dates
Number of Workdays
January
January 1 - January 31
21
February
February 1 - March 1
21
March
March 2 - March 31
22
April
April 1 - April 30
22
May
May 1 - May 31
21
June
June 1 - June 30
22
July
July 1 - July 31
22
August
August 1 - August 31
22
September
September 1 - September 30
22
October
October 1 - November 1
22
November
November 2 - December 1
22
December
December 2 - December 31
22