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What is Salary Deferral?

Salary Deferral is a voluntary payroll authorization that an academic year salaried employee may request. The authorization allows a percentage of the employee's salary to be withheld by SIUE each pay period and paid back to the employee at a specified period in the future (typically the summer months). It allocates the employee's pay over a longer time frame (typically 12 months) than their assigned contract period (usually 9 months).