Payroll Division

The County Treasurer's Office Payroll Division is responsible for compensating 3000 county employees, 43 Elected Officials and over 400 election workers during an election year. Employees clock in & out utilizing a county issued identification cards along with a bio-metric (finger print) process to create time & attendance records (time sheets).

Holidays declared by Governing Authority order are authorized days off from work for all County employees. The County's Holiday schedule is planned and granted by the Governing Authority from year to year, or may be omitted from one year to the next. Upon adoption by the Governing Authority, Holiday schedules apply to all employees. Only Full-time and Part-time employees receive paid Holidays.

Approved County Holidays:  2023 County Holidays

Elected Officials are paid semi-monthly, on the 15th and last day of the month. If the 15th or last day of the month falls on a weekend or is a County holiday, the Official will receive their pay on the last work day which precedes the weekend or holiday.

Elected Official Payroll Schedule:  2023 Elected Officials Payroll Schedule

All County employees are paid bi-weekly, on the Friday following the end of two seven day work period or one fourteen day work period. If that Friday is a County holiday, employees will receive their pay on the last work day which precedes that holiday. Employee's pay is based on the hours worked by the employee during the applicable work period, plus any eligible hours of paid leave which is shown on the time and attendance record (time sheet).

Employee Payroll Schedule:  2023 County Employee Payroll Schedule

On June 30, 2009, Commissioners Court approved the County's Pre-Enrollment & Enrollment Process Policy. All hires must attend a two day enrollment and safety training before working for Hidalgo County. Elected Officials & Department Heads shall ensure that their department staff follow the procedures and compliance with this policy is the responsibility of each Elected Official, Department Head, supervisor, manager, or other employee who has hiring authority.

Hidalgo County Enrollment dates:  2023 Enrollment Schedule

All Hidalgo County employees and Officials are required to participate in payroll direct deposit. This means that your pay will be deposited directly into your account at a participating financial institution each payday. Employees may acquire an Earning Statement from the Employee Portal.

Direct Deposit Form:  Direct Deposit Form
                                   Financial Institution Verification Form