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Division of Business and Finance

Business Office
Franklin Templeton Building
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

For general inquiries, email bohelp@eckerd.edu
For student-related questions, send us a message

toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: 727-864-8314

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Division of Business and Finance

Division of Business and Finance

Payroll Services

Eckerd College Payroll Services strives to ensure timely and accurate completion of payroll in accordance with all state, local and federal rules, regulations and standards. In addition, we are committed to providing the highest quality of customer service to all employees.

Hours of Operation

  • 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday


  • Rhonda R Cowgill, Payroll Specialist
    email: cowgilrr@eckerd.edu
    Phone: 727-864-8315
    Fax: 727-864-8802

Payroll Schedules

Holiday Schedule

  • 2014-15 Holiday Calendar - The College grants paid holidays, established annually by the President, to all regular full-time employees. A calendar is published annually listing the holidays. Teaching faculty personnel observe the published academic class calendar.

Hourly Time Entry

Leave Reporting

Other Payroll Forms

Additional Payroll References

Fast Facts 

  • Florida's minimum wage is $7.79/hour effective January 1, 2013.
  • The FICA tax rate, which is the combined social security tax rate of 6.2% and the Medicare tax rate of 1.45%, will change to 7.65% for 2013.
  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that the 2013 social security wage base will be $113,700, an increase of $3,600 from the 2012 wage base of $110,100. However, the FICA tax rate will be changed to 6.2% for the employee portion to match with the employer portion. As in prior years, there is no limit to wages subject to the Medicare Tax; therefore, all covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% tax.

Helpful Web Sites for Calculating Payroll Tax 


  • www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p505.pdf   IRS Publication 505 – Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax.  This publication covers tax withholding and the information on Form W-4 that an employer will use to determine the amount of tax to withhold.  The web site also covers information on how employees should check their withholding to ensure that enough tax is withheld. 
  • www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p525.pdf  IRS Publication 525 – Taxable and Nontaxable Income.   You can receive income in the form of money, property, or services.  This publication discusses many kinds of income and explains whether they are taxable or nontaxable.
  • www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p919.pdf  IRS Publication 919 - How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding?  This publication helps employees calculate whether they are having enough federal income tax withheld, and whether they should complete a new Form W-4 to adjust their withholding.


  • www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96196,00.html  The purpose of this web site is to help employees to ensure that they do not have too much or too little income tax withheld from their pay. It is not a replacement for Form W-4, but most people will find it more accurate and easier to use than the worksheets that accompany Form W-4. You may use the results of this program to help you complete a new Form W-4, which you will submit to your employer.
  • http://www.paycheckcity.com/   This is another web site that is a useful resource for employees who are trying to figure their tax withholding.  Personal paycheck calculators assist you with this function.  

About the Business Office

The Division of Business and Finance is multifaceted and is comprised of functional areas consisting of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Student Accounts, Bursar, Payroll Services, Budgets, Grants, Facilities, and Risk Management.