How to Enroll in Direct Deposit
Benefits of Direct Deposit:
- Your pay is automatically deposited in your U.S. bank account and available on payday.
- You no longer have to wait for a check to arrive to your home address.
- With UCPath, you will have the option to split your earnings across 3 different accounts.
Steps to Take
- Login to UCPath online
- Select Employee Actions > Income and Taxes > Direct Deposit
- Add, update, or delete your direct deposit information.
- To add direct deposit information, enter the bank routing number, the account type, the account number, and the direct deposit amount or percentage.
- Select Save. Please note the initial set-up may take up two two weeks to become effective.
For a guided simulation on how to enroll in direct deposit, use the following UCPath Help Simulations below:
- To learn how to add direct deposit, use the Add Direct Deposit simulation.
- To learn how to change direct deposit, use the Change Direct Deposit simulation.
- To learn how to delete direct deposit, use the Delete Direct Deposit simulation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many updates can I make to my direct deposit at a time?
- Changes (add/update/delete) to your Direct Deposit information is allowed once per day.
How many direct deposit accounts can I set up through UCPath?
- A maximum of three Direct Deposit accounts are accepted.
Is setting up direct deposit immediately effective?
- The initial Direct Deposit set-up may take up to two weeks to become effective.
Can I enroll in direct deposit internationally?
- Direct Deposit can only be set up with U.S. financial institutions.
Would I receive my final paycheck via direct deposit?
- For represented employees voluntarily separating, final wages will be paid in accordance with their bargaining unit stipulations.
- For non-represented employees, final wages will default to an employee’s standard distribution as they normally receive pay. If the employee has enrolled in Direct Deposit, the final wages will be paid via Direct Deposit.
Will cancelling direct deposit delay my paycheck?
- Your paycheck may be delayed due to various reasons:
- Due to time factors, your next paycheck could be by direct deposit. If your bank account is closed, the bank institute will reject the direct deposit.
- A reissue check will be processed once the bank returns the money. This process can take up to 10 business days.
- You will receive paper checks until a new direct deposit account is set up in UCPath online.
- UCPath will mail your paycheck to your home address in UCPath online via USPS if you do not have direct deposit.
- You could experience a delay in the delivery of your paycheck.
- Delivery depends on availability of the carrier.
- Paper paychecks do not have a tracking system.
- The UC is not responsible for mail delivery issues including lost checks.