Why do I need to fill out this form?
Direct Deposit is required of all employees
as a condition of employment. Direct
deposit means that your paycheck is automatically deposited
into your bank account every pay day (usually
the last day of the month). You need to fill out this
form so that the Office of the
your paycheck comes from -- is authorized and has the
correct information to make sure your paycheck can
deposited promptly on payday.
What is the advantage of having Direct Deposit as
opposed to getting a printed check?
Direct deposits are guaranteed to be in your account by
payday. They go directly into the bank and eliminate the
chance of a check getting lost or stolen.
Who qualifies for Direct Deposit?
All full-time employees qualify for direct deposit.
Other employees may also be qualified for direct deposit.
Check with your department or agency's HR representative
if you are not sure about your eligibility for direct
Is there a fee to have my pay direct deposited to
Will my first paycheck be directly deposited into
my bank account?
It depends on the date that you complete the form and
when it reaches the payroll office. Unless you are completing
the form within the first couple of days of the month,
your first check will probably not make it into your
account through direct deposit and it will be issued
directly to you on pay day.
How do I change my Direct Deposit if necessary in
You can get another Direct Deposit Enrollment/Change
form from this website or from your local HR office.
If I change banks or accounts, should I close out
my old account right away as soon as I have completed
the change form?
You should always wait to make sure that your paycheck
is deposited into the new account before closing the
old account. If you close the old account too soon,
the bank may not be able to process the deposit, your
paycheck will be returned to Federal Reserve and it
could take up to 15 days for your paycheck to be reissued.
Are there any special pay considerations
for teachers or school support staff?
If you are a teacher or support staff person
working 10 or 11 months per year, go to the educators'
pay information section to read some important
information about how your pay is handled.
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