Payroll

Responsibilities
The Payroll Division is primarily responsible for the following:
  • Overseeing and coordinating all aspects of payroll services to the City of Newport News employees and retirees
  • Maintains accurate information necessary to administer payroll payments to all city employees and retirees
  • Ensuring that all city and retired employees receive accurate and timely paychecks net of the appropriate payroll deductions
  • Posts, maintains, and processes payments for tax liens, garnishments, and child support
  • Printing and distributing all city paychecks as well as direct deposit statements
  • Properly reporting and printing all city employee W-2 statements and city retiree 1099-R statements
Pay Frequency
The City of Newport News has 2 payment cycles that consist of a weekly and a semi-monthly payroll. Weekly employees are paid every Friday, and semi-monthly employees are paid on the 15th and the last day of the month. If a pay period falls on the weekend, you will be paid the Friday prior.

Deduction Codes
A list of Deduction Codes that appear on pay stubs and their descriptions is now available.

Administrative Fees
  • Garnishment and Lien - $10
  • Child Support Order - $5 per month
  • W-2 Request - $5 current and prior year
Payroll Forms