I figured I'd just start a new thread so I could post the schedule of payments at the top in the first post. Here it is:
Starting in December, it appears they've made some drastic changes to the schedule. If you notice, they changed December to a 35 day month, so its end date was changed from the 24th to the 31st. Also, you'll notice we get paid for December on Tuesday, January 24th, only 24 days after the December pay period ended. Previously, we always got paid on a Thursday, 33 days after the pay period.
In my calculations above, I assumed this isn't a one month fluke and this is how they're going to proceed form here in on in, so what this means is we'll receive our payments much sooner if it holds. I will edit accordingly if I'm incorrect about that assumption.