The mission of Cornell's Payroll office is to pay all employees, vendors, and state and federal agencies accurately and on time, while complying with federal, state, and local regulations.
The Payroll office reports to the executive director of financial administration. It is responsible for processing all authorized salary and wage payments to Cornell employees. This includes withholding and paying taxes and authorized deductions. Payroll is also responsible for complying with federal, state, and local regulations by submitting tax payments, filing appropriate tax returns, and producing W-2 and 1042S forms.
In addition to meeting these responsibilities, the Payroll office is committed to upholding institutional policies, exercising strong internal controls, and efficiently using university resources.