The Payroll Division is primarily responsible for the following:

  • Overseeing and coordinating all aspects of payroll services to the City of Newport News employees and retirees
  • Maintains accurate information necessary to administer payroll payments to all city employees and retirees
  • Ensuring that all city and retired employees receive accurate and timely paychecks net of the appropriate payroll deductions
  • Posts, maintains, and processes payments for tax liens, garnishments, and child support
  • Printing and distributing all city paychecks as well as direct deposit statements
  • Properly reporting and printing all city employee W-2 statements and city retiree 1099-R statements

Pay Frequency

The City of Newport News successfully transitioned to a biweekly pay frequency beginning April 1, 2017. Employees are paid every other Friday. View the 2023 Payroll Calendar.

Administrative Fees

  • Garnishment and Lien - one time $10 processing fee per garnishment and lien
  • Child Support Order - $5 per month
  • W-2 Request - $5 current and prior year

Payroll Forms