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Direct Deposit — Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have my pay directed to more than one financial institution or account using direct deposit?

Yes,  you can have up to eight different savings or checking accounts in one or more financial institutions. You can even change the amount that goes in each account. However, the distribtion of funds for loans, mortgages and other transactions must be arranged with your financial institution. 

Can my direct deposit go to a joint account?

Yes, however, the joint account holder must also sign the enrollment form.  

How can I change my direct deposit bank account?

You would submit a new enrollment form to cancel direct deposit for one or all of your accounts. It is important to keep both accounts open until the new account begins to receive your salary.

How do I cancel direct deposit for one or more accounts?

Submit a new enrollment form to cancel direct deposit for one or all of your accounts. It is important to keep all accounts open until the change takes effect.  

Who can I contact about my direct deposit transactions?

You may contact your financial institution about any banking transactions.

Will my direct deposit transfer if I move from one state agency to another, go on Leave without Pay (LWOP) or leave state service?

It depends. If you transfer from one state agency to another agency without a break in service, direct deposit may continue. If you go on leave without pay (LWOP), have a break in service when going to another agency, or leave state service entirely, direct deposit may discontinued. Please contact your Personnel Office to confirm your direct deposit status. 

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