Tax, Payroll & Benefits Administration

About the Office

The Finance Division is responsible for the overall integrity of the university's fiscal activities. Within the division, the Tax Department, Payroll Services and Benefits Administration are committed to providing exceptional customer service while performing several core functions:

  • Tax Department: Responsible for compliance with federal and state reporting requirements by the entire university, protection of the university’s tax-exempt status, and for providing guidance concerning tax withholding and reporting of payments made to international students, scholars and visitors to GW.
  • Payroll Services: Responsible for ensuring all employees are paid for time worked in an accurate and timely manner, managing the time reporting system and administering the SmartTrip and pre-Tax Transportation programs.
  • Benefits Administration: Responsible for administering the university's benefit programs, including health and welfare, retirement and tuition remission benefits, conducting employee benefit orientation, education, and enrolling new hires in all applicable programs

Our Role

SAIG facilitates Tax, Payroll and Benefits Administration through its support of their systems roadmaps and other operational and analytic needs. Working with each department, SAIG is responsible for identifying business intelligence and other business process needs, designing and developing solutions to those needs, and fully managing the life cycle throughout the implementation of those solutions. SAIG also provides system support for the following:

  • Banner (Payroll Module)
  • PayBase

Who to Contact

Jeff Pearson from SAIG provide support for the Tax Department, Payroll Services and Benefits Administration.