Voluntary deductions are taken from your paycheck and directly deposited into specified accounts. All full-time, benefits-eligible employees are permitted to have voluntary deductions. You can now choose to make deductions for:
- Transit Passes
- Georgia United Credit Union accounts
- 529 Savings Plans
You are able to sign up online for BuzzCard deductions through Employee Self-Service. Simply enter the amount to be deducted from each payroll (e.g., once a month for monthly and every two weeks for biweekly). The amount will be deposited to your BuzzCard account by payday. There is a $10 minimum deduction necessary. Please make your deduction in whole dollars only.
Transit Pass Discount
Transit passes are available at a discount pre-tax for faculty and staff at Georgia Tech. The following transit pass discounts are available: MARTA, GRTA Xpress, Gwinnett County Transit, and Cobb County Transit. Vist the Transit Discount page for more information.
For more information, visit:
- Georgia Regional Transit (GRTA Xpress): www.xpressga.com
- MARTA: www.itsmarta.com
- Midtown Transportation Solutions: www.midtownalliance.org/mts_overview.html
- Cobb County Transit: www.cobbdot.org/cct.htm
- Gwinnett County Transit: http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/portal/gwinnett/Departments/Transportation/GwinnettCountyTransit
- Tech Trolley: http://pts.gatech.edu/ride/routes_schedules/Pages/TechTrolley.aspx
State Employee Credit Union accounts
Benefits-eligible employees and graduate students of Georgia Tech can become members of the Georgia United Credit Union. You must have an active credit union account prior to electing payroll deduction. For more information, visit the credit union online at https://www.georgiaunitedcu.org/
529 Savings Plans
You must have an active 529 account prior to electing payroll deduction. This election is available to all Georgia Tech faculty and staff. For detailed information, visit www.gacollegesavings.com.
How To Change Your Voluntary Deductions
- Visit TechWorks.
- Go to the Payroll and Compensation home page.
- Select Voluntary Deductions.
- To view or change an established voluntary deduction, click the Edit button for the appropriate row.
Since January 1, 2000, employees on an academic pay cycle have a new deduction schedule that prorates the summer insurance premiums over the last five paychecks of the academic year (January-May). This new deduction schedule was implemented to avoid having to make a triple deduction in the May paycheck to cover benefit premiums over the summer. The advanced deductions for summer paychecks to cover benefit premiums is listed separately on the paycheck and is equal to an additional 40 percent of the regular monthly deduction for medical, dental, dependent life, and supplemental life.