COMET updates: Learn about temporary changes to your paycheck stub

The COMET upgrade means your paycheck stub will look different until the end of the year because some of the benefit deduction and employer contribution totals are divided between two systems: HRIS and COMET. Beginning in 2016, the listings will return to normal.

As a result of the COMET transition, some of your benefits are now listed twice on your paycheck stub. Even though the columns are marked “Current” and “YTD,” through 2015 the repeated items reflect instead:

  1. The item total starting with your Sept. 18 paycheck (when COMET began creating paychecks).
  2. The item total from Jan. 1-Sept. 4 (the paychecks created in HRIS).

In the example below, there are two lines for “MN State Plan-Deferred Comp.” The $926.28 is the total for the Sept.18 paycheck (the COMET total to date). The $16,589.84 is the total from Jan. 1-Sept. 4 (the HRIS total).


In the example below, there are two lines for VEBA and two lines for Metropass. The first line of each is the COMET total to date, and the second line of each is the HRIS total.

Employer paid

In 2016, paycheck stubs will return to normal with only one line item per benefit, and “YTD” will once again mean “year to date” total.


Do you have questions about how to read your paycheck stub? Watch this video, or contact your payroll representative

Published Sep 22, 2015



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