Payroll Certification Calendar

Page Updated: March 01, 2024

Payroll is certified for a specific Period of Performance. UW-Madison has two Periods of Performance, which are (1) January through June, and (2) July through December. The actual dates of each period align with the biweekly pay periods.

The time during which payroll is certified is called the Certification Window. Each window lasts for 3 months and begins a month or more after its corresponding Period of Performance.

The first 6 weeks of the window comprise the Pre-Review Period for Compensation Compliance Coordinators.

The second 6 weeks comprise the PI Certification Period.

Certification Period Pre-Review Period PI Certification Period Period of Performance
2022 B 08/01/2022 - 10/31/2022 11/01/2022 - 12/15/2022 12/19/2021 - 06/18/2022
2023 A 02/01/2023 - 03/14/2023 03/15/2023 - 04/30/2023 06/19/2022 - 12/31/2022
2023 B 08/01/2023 - 09/14/2023 09/15/2023 - 10/31/2023 01/01/2023 - 06/17/2023
2024 A 03/01/2024 - 03/31/2024 04/01/2024 - 05/10/2024 06/18/2023 - 12/30/2023
2024 B 08/01/2024 - 09/15/2024 09/16/2024 - 10/31/2024 12/31/2023 - 06/29/2024
2025 A 02/01/2025 - 03/14/2025 03/15/2025 - 04/30/2025 06/30/2024 - 12/28/2024
2025 B 08/01/2025 - 09/14/2025 09/15/2025 - 10/31/2025 12/29/2024 - 06/28/2025