View payroll history (for employee payrolls and contractor payments)

Admins with the required permissions can view all payrolls and contractor payments that were processed through Gusto, along with other reports with more detailed information.

Future pay dates can be viewed on the Gusto calendar.

Any unprocessed payrolls older than 90 days will be moved to the Archived payrolls tab. These payrolls can still be processed if needed.

Employees and domestic contractors can view their paystubs and payment details in their Gusto account.

Payroll activity log
  1. Sign in to your Gusto admin account.
  2. Click the Payroll section and select Payroll history.
  3. Click View activity log in the upper-right corner of the page. 

On this page, you can review all past events related to running payroll. In the “Details” column, click on the individual payroll link to go to the payroll summary page or the payroll draft (if the payroll hasn’t been run yet). 

In the "Changed by" column, there are three types of value to indicate who performed the action:

  • An individual affiliated to your organization
  • An automated process in the Gusto system
  • Someone from the Gusto Support team

These are the actions recorded in the "Action" column:

  • Created payroll
  • Submitted payroll
    • Including payrolls on Autopilot
  • Skipped payroll
  • Reversed payroll
  • Canceled payroll
  • Initiated debit
  • Initiated credit