Deadline for Direct Deposit Enrollment Nears, Payroll to Conduct
Information Sessions for Electronic Pay Card Option - 09/29/09

Payroll reminds employees who still receive paper paychecks on payday that, as the university moves toward a 100 percent paperless payroll, they have until Saturday, Oct. 31 to enroll in electronic direct deposit.

By then, faculty, staff and student employees must have authorized Payroll to deposit their wages directly into their personal checking or savings account, or choose to be paid via an electronic pay card, which works much like a debit card.

To assist employees during the University’s transition from paper to electronic payment of wages, the Payroll Department will conduct a number of information sessions in October.

The sessions will focus on usage of the pay card – safety, security, reliability, ease. A pay card representative will speak and answer questions. Payroll staff will be available at the sessions to help employees (one-on-one) sign up for either the pay card or direct deposit.

A total of 13 one-hour sessions, “BDD100, Introduction to Direct Deposit and the Pay Card at Purdue University,” are scheduled for Oct. 13, 15, 20 and 21 at varying times and locations, which are listed in the Sept. 29 Business @ Purdue News Training announcement.

Registration for the sessions is available through PREMIS with the employees’ Career Account and password. Registrants can select the session they wish to attend by first clicking “Other,” then “Policies,” and finally “Introduction to Direct Deposit and the Pay Card.”  

Direct deposit enrollment can be accomplished quickly and easily online via Employee Self-Service (ESS) or by completing a Form 0003, Direct Deposit Authorization and submitting it to the Shared Service Center in Freehafer Hall. The form is downloadable from the Payroll Department Web site, and hard copies are available from the business offices. Payroll asks business offices to be ready to assist new and current staff with the direct deposit enrollment process.

Employees’ only prerequisite for direct deposit is a savings or checking account into which Payroll can deposit earnings. Staff and faculty who lack such an account may contact the Payroll Department for assistance and a list of area financial institutions.

After Oct. 31, Payroll will meet individually with the remainder of the Purdue workforce who still need to arrange for electronic payment. For those employees, paychecks will be sent via regular U.S. mail, but only on a temporary basis. Payroll advises those individuals to avoid delivery delay by visiting Employee Self-Service to be certain their mailing address is correct and up to date.

For more information, please access “Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Direct Deposit,” available through the Payroll Department Web site.