Your paystub is an earnings statement that includes details on the gross wages you earned for the pay period, the federal and state taxes withheld, MIT Benefits-related deductions, and your net pay. Alternate terms for paystub include pay slip, pay advice, wage slip, or salary statement.

MIT defaults all employees (except service staff) and students to paperless online paystubs. Service staff employees receive paper paystubs via USPS or campus mail.

Note there are different ways to access your paystub online, depending on if you have a Social Security Number (SSN). See specifics below.

View your paystub online through Atlas

If you are a current employee with a Social Security Number (SSN) on file with MIT, you will view your paystub on Atlas. When you log in, click on About Me in the top horizontal menu. You will find the option for Paystubs in the left-hand menu under Money Matters.

On the Paystubs page, choose Current Paystub to access your most recent paystub.

Note: As of August 13, 2021 paystubs are generated by Automatic Data Processing (ADP). With single sign-on, your credentials are passed to ADP where you can view, download, or print your paystub.

The ADP paystub format is different than the MIT-generated one, but provides the same information on pay, tax withholding, and deductions.

On the Paystubs page, you can choose Paystub Archive to see the MIT-generated paystubs which will continue to display two years of paystub history.

You can elect to receive an email from MIT notifying you that your paystub is available for viewing on Atlas. The email notification is sent the day before pay day. Go to Atlas > About Me > Settings and Authorizations and select option Current payroll payment is available for review in Atlas.

View your paystub on the ADP Mobile Solutions app

The myADP Mobile Solutions app gives you a second way to access your MIT paystub, in addition to using the Atlas paystubs page.

You can use the myADP mobile app to log in to view your paystub on your phone or mobile device. Note:

  • If you are a new employee, you must have already received one paycheck before signing up for the myADP mobile app.
  • If you do not have a social security number, you will not be able to create an account for the myADP mobile app.

Download ADP Mobile Solutionsfrom the AppStore on iOS or Google Play on Android—then complete the registration instructions below to obtain your username and password.

 

Registration Instructions:

If you already have a myADP account from a previous employer, your information should be automatically linked. If you have forgotten your old username or password, you can reset them by navigating to https://my.adp.com and clicking “forgot your User ID?”

  1. You cannot create an account if you have accessed myADP through Atlas. You must log out and navigate to https://my.adp.com
  2. Go to https://my.adp.com. Click on Create Account and select Find Me.
  3. Select the Your Information option and enter you first and last name, date of birth, country, and your full 9-digit Social Security Number (note: do not include dashes or spaces).
  4. After your record has been located and displayed, select your name, click continue, and follow the prompt to enter your telephone number. ADP will send you a verification code to your phone to complete registration process.
  5. You will be asked to choose a unique password and enter your email. The password must contain 8 to 20 characters and include a combination of letters and numbers. Create and use a new strong password that is different from your Kerberos password.
  6. myADP will automatically assign you a username and display it for you.
  7. Log in with the username assigned to you by ADP and the new password you created. We recommend following ADP’s steps to provide backup contact information and using your personal email address for backup.
  8. myADP will send you an email asking to verify your email address. Click on the verification link within 24 to maintain access to the myADP app and complete the registration process.
  9. If you run into any problems setting up your account, contact VPF at  payroll@mit.edu for assistance.

Once you set up an account and have signed into the app, you can see a pay summary, view your earnings statement, and see W2 information from previous tax years.

View your paystubs after you leave MIT

When employees and students leave MIT, they are considered “inactive” and no longer have access to Atlas. However, inactive employees and students can continue to access ADP- generated paystubs via MyADP.com and the ADP Mobile Solutions App. You will need to set up an account on MyADP.  For instructions on how to set up your MyADP account email payroll@mit.edu.

Access your paystub on Atlas if you do not have an SSN

If you do not currently have a Social Security Number (SSN) on file with MIT, you can view your paystub on Atlas. When you log in, click on About Me in the top horizontal menu. You will find the option for Paystubs in the left-hand menu under Money Matters.

Once you click on Paystubs, you will be able to view a list of available MIT-generated paystubs, with the most recent listed at the top.

Note: ADP cannot generate paystubs for payees who do not have SSNs, however MIT will continue to provide your MIT-generated paystub in Atlas.

Once you acquire an SSN and update your records with MIT HR/Payroll, you will have the option to review your ADP-generated paystub by clicking on Current Paystub. You will also be able to use the ADP Mobile Solutions app as described in Step #2 above. An archive of MIT generated paystubs will be available to you by clicking on the Paystub Archive option.

Update how you receive your paystub

MIT strongly encourages you to use online resources to access your paystubs. However, if you have limited access to a computer with a secure internet connection, or if you prefer to receive paper paystubs, email VPF HR/Payroll and request paper paystubs.

If you are currently receiving paper paystubs and would like to change to paperless, send an email to VPF HR/Payroll to request this change.

Review your net pay

The net pay on your paystub is calculated as follows:

  • Gross—your total pay for the pay period before any taxes or deductions are withheld
  • Taxes—the taxes withheld each pay period toward Social Security, Medicare, federal income tax, and Massachusetts (or other state) income tax
  • Deductions—amounts that are deducted each pay period for MIT Benefits including health insurance, dental and vision coverage, your contributions to your Health Savings Account (HSA) and your 401(k) plan, parking fees, your portion of the MBTA Commuter Rail pass, supplemental life insurance, and other benefits-related deductions

Federal and state income taxes are based on your FED Earnings and MA Earnings, which are calculated by subtracting your pre-tax deductions from your gross pay.

Contact VPF HR/Payroll if you have questions.

The Details

View your paystub online through Atlas

If you are a current employee with a Social Security Number (SSN) on file with MIT, you will view your paystub on Atlas. When you log in, click on About Me in the top horizontal menu. You will find the option for Paystubs in the left-hand menu under Money Matters.

On the Paystubs page, choose Current Paystub to access your most recent paystub.

Note: As of August 13, 2021 paystubs are generated by Automatic Data Processing (ADP). With single sign-on, your credentials are passed to ADP where you can view, download, or print your paystub.

The ADP paystub format is different than the MIT-generated one, but provides the same information on pay, tax withholding, and deductions.

On the Paystubs page, you can choose Paystub Archive to see the MIT-generated paystubs which will continue to display two years of paystub history.

You can elect to receive an email from MIT notifying you that your paystub is available for viewing on Atlas. The email notification is sent the day before pay day. Go to Atlas > About Me > Settings and Authorizations and select option Current payroll payment is available for review in Atlas.

View your paystub on the ADP Mobile Solutions app

The myADP Mobile Solutions app gives you a second way to access your MIT paystub, in addition to using the Atlas paystubs page.

You can use the myADP mobile app to log in to view your paystub on your phone or mobile device. Note:

  • If you are a new employee, you must have already received one paycheck before signing up for the myADP mobile app.
  • If you do not have a social security number, you will not be able to create an account for the myADP mobile app.

Download ADP Mobile Solutionsfrom the AppStore on iOS or Google Play on Android—then complete the registration instructions below to obtain your username and password.

 

Registration Instructions:

If you already have a myADP account from a previous employer, your information should be automatically linked. If you have forgotten your old username or password, you can reset them by navigating to https://my.adp.com and clicking “forgot your User ID?”

  1. You cannot create an account if you have accessed myADP through Atlas. You must log out and navigate to https://my.adp.com
  2. Go to https://my.adp.com. Click on Create Account and select Find Me.
  3. Select the Your Information option and enter you first and last name, date of birth, country, and your full 9-digit Social Security Number (note: do not include dashes or spaces).
  4. After your record has been located and displayed, select your name, click continue, and follow the prompt to enter your telephone number. ADP will send you a verification code to your phone to complete registration process.
  5. You will be asked to choose a unique password and enter your email. The password must contain 8 to 20 characters and include a combination of letters and numbers. Create and use a new strong password that is different from your Kerberos password.
  6. myADP will automatically assign you a username and display it for you.
  7. Log in with the username assigned to you by ADP and the new password you created. We recommend following ADP’s steps to provide backup contact information and using your personal email address for backup.
  8. myADP will send you an email asking to verify your email address. Click on the verification link within 24 to maintain access to the myADP app and complete the registration process.
  9. If you run into any problems setting up your account, contact VPF at  payroll@mit.edu for assistance.

Once you set up an account and have signed into the app, you can see a pay summary, view your earnings statement, and see W2 information from previous tax years.

View your paystubs after you leave MIT

When employees and students leave MIT, they are considered “inactive” and no longer have access to Atlas. However, inactive employees and students can continue to access ADP- generated paystubs via MyADP.com and the ADP Mobile Solutions App. You will need to set up an account on MyADP.  For instructions on how to set up your MyADP account email payroll@mit.edu.

Access your paystub on Atlas if you do not have an SSN

If you do not currently have a Social Security Number (SSN) on file with MIT, you can view your paystub on Atlas. When you log in, click on About Me in the top horizontal menu. You will find the option for Paystubs in the left-hand menu under Money Matters.

Once you click on Paystubs, you will be able to view a list of available MIT-generated paystubs, with the most recent listed at the top.

Note: ADP cannot generate paystubs for payees who do not have SSNs, however MIT will continue to provide your MIT-generated paystub in Atlas.

Once you acquire an SSN and update your records with MIT HR/Payroll, you will have the option to review your ADP-generated paystub by clicking on Current Paystub. You will also be able to use the ADP Mobile Solutions app as described in Step #2 above. An archive of MIT generated paystubs will be available to you by clicking on the Paystub Archive option.

Update how you receive your paystub

MIT strongly encourages you to use online resources to access your paystubs. However, if you have limited access to a computer with a secure internet connection, or if you prefer to receive paper paystubs, email VPF HR/Payroll and request paper paystubs.

If you are currently receiving paper paystubs and would like to change to paperless, send an email to VPF HR/Payroll to request this change.

Review your net pay

The net pay on your paystub is calculated as follows:

  • Gross—your total pay for the pay period before any taxes or deductions are withheld
  • Taxes—the taxes withheld each pay period toward Social Security, Medicare, federal income tax, and Massachusetts (or other state) income tax
  • Deductions—amounts that are deducted each pay period for MIT Benefits including health insurance, dental and vision coverage, your contributions to your Health Savings Account (HSA) and your 401(k) plan, parking fees, your portion of the MBTA Commuter Rail pass, supplemental life insurance, and other benefits-related deductions

Federal and state income taxes are based on your FED Earnings and MA Earnings, which are calculated by subtracting your pre-tax deductions from your gross pay.

Contact VPF HR/Payroll if you have questions.

Did You Know?

You can customize your direct deposit preferences online to add an additional account.
Research and teaching assistant stipends are considered earned income and are subject to income tax withholding requirements.
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