Payroll Deductions

GoldPLUS and the Payroll Office are pleased to offer Lehigh’s benefits eligible faculty and staff a convenient way to join and supplement GoldPLUS via payroll deduction.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. Click on a question to reveal the answer.

If your question is not answered below, please call the GoldPLUS Office at 610-758-6169.


When you elect your payroll deduction, you will choose a "target balance" for your GoldPLUS account. Every month-end, when the payroll process is run, we will compare your current GoldPLUS balance to your target amount, and process a payroll deduction in the amount required to bring the balance to your target.

Example: Your "target balance" is $50.00, and your GoldPLUS balance at the time the payroll is run is $18.00. We will deduct $32.00 from your pay and automatically add it to your GoldPLUS account.

No, GoldPLUS payroll deductions are only calculated and deducted in the month end pay check.

You can add to your GoldPLUS account with cash, check, or your personal credit or debit card at any time, whether you are using the Payroll Deduction or not, by stopping by the GoldPLUS office in the Christmas-Saucon Annex, or by phoning 8.6169.

There is no maximum balance for GoldPLUS accounts, only a "target balance" for the payroll deduction amount, thus you can add as much as you want with cash, check, or personal credit or debit card.

Your payroll deduction amount is calculated approximately one week before the end of the month. Any GoldPLUS purchases made during the last week of the month will not be reflected in the calculation of your payroll deduction/GoldPLUS addition.

You can open a GoldPLUS account and sign up for payroll deduction by filling out the Payroll Deduction Authorization form online or at the GoldPLUS office in the Christmas-Saucon Annex. A GoldPLUS account will be activated on your Lehigh ID card and funds added with the next month-end pay period.

You can stop or change your GoldPLUS payroll deduction by filling out the Payroll Deduction Authorization form online or at the GoldPLUS office in the Christmas-Saucon Annex. Your Payroll and GoldPLUS will be adjusted with the next month-end pay period.