What is “WAS” on my paycheck?
You may see “WAS” written on your paycheck. This is a non-reimbursable deduction consisting of agreed deductions, such as health insurance or housing costs, or open fines. Only a certain amount can be deducted from your salary in any given week, and the maximum deduction amount is calculated based on the legal minimum wage. Deductions that cannot be completed in the given pay period are listed under “WAS” so that you can see for yourself what remains to be deducted from your salary in the coming periods.