The PeoplePay Decision Tool guides staff in determining how to pay a person for non-appointment related items or services. The PeoplePay tool asks simple questions to quickly determine the correct process or form to use when making these types of payments. A link to the PeoplePay tool is available on Wolverine Access under University Business.

PeoplePay transactions
PeoplePay is the transaction process used for the purchase of services from individuals as well as the method to pay individuals for honoraria, royalties, and to pay or record prizes, gifts, and awards. PeoplePay makes it simple to ensure that the payment meets the requirements of the university and IRS rules governing the taxation of payments to individuals. 

Note: Some transactions are processed by the university’s Payroll department and some through Procurement Services. The PeoplePay tool navigates users to the appropriate process for each transaction. PeoplePay transactions processed through Procurement Services are subject to all university procurement policies, including the competitive bid process.

PeoplePay suppliers
For PeoplePay payments processed through Procurement Services, the person to be paid must be set up in the M-Pathways Vendor Database as a PeoplePay supplier.  The Vendor Maintenance (VM) Team maintains the database.

Note: Requests from suppliers are not accepted. Only suppliers receiving approved procurement transactions will be added to the M-Pathways Vendor Database. Suppliers seeking information on how to do business with the University of Michigan should read the MConnect Program Overview.