Published March 13, 2020
HR strongly recommends that UB employees do the following four helpful things now to prepare for any possible future changes to normal business operations, should they occur.
If you are still receiving paper paychecks and are a state employee, we strongly recommend that you sign up for direct deposit now to avoid any disruption in your pay in the case that it may become challenging to obtain your paycheck. State employees keep in mind that as an added measure of security, all new enrollment requests (and requests for changes to direct deposit) need to include a copy of your official UB Card with your request form. No action is required if you are already enrolled and do not need to make changes. If you are a new employee and do not have your ID card yet, your hiring department can attach your completed direct deposit form to the new employee hiring paperwork (ePTF).
UB employees should ensure that time and attendance records are updated to the current month (through February 2020). If timesheets are incomplete, HR may be unable to determine your eligibility to remain in paid status in the event that you are absent from work.
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