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Frequently Asked Questions for Direct Deposit:


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How do I benefit from direct deposit?

The benefits of direct deposit include:

  • No lost, stolen, or damaged paycheck,
  • No waiting in line at a bank to deposit your paycheck,
  • On each pay date, your money will be deposited into your bank account even if you are on vacation or out of town. 

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How do I enroll for direct deposit of my paycheck?

There are two ways you can enroll in direct deposit for paychecks:
  1. Print and complete the Employee Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit for Payroll Form and submit it to the Payroll Office at: 121 W Vandenberg Hall, Rochester, MI 48309, with the required documentation for either checking or savings account.
  2. Enrollment via SAIL è Employee Services è Direct Deposit - Payroll

Note: Enrollment of Accounts Payable Employee Reimbursements can be done through the Employee Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit for Payroll Form and through Direct Deposit - Non-Payroll form at mysail.oakland.edu


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If I enroll in direct deposit for payroll, when will it start?

Submitting the Employee Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit of Payroll Form to payroll:

Once a paper direct deposit form has been submitted to the payroll office, the direct deposit will generally happen with the 1st pay period following five (5) days after your submission.

Enrolling in direct deposit via Oakland University SAIL website:

Online direct deposit submission may result in a "pre-note" for the first direct deposit transaction. A prenote is a test of the routing and account numbers that have been entered. Please refer to the instructions in SAIL è Employee Services è Direct Deposit - Payroll èUpdate Direct Deposit Allocations


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What payments from OU can I receive by direct deposit?


Payroll:

-          Employee salary or wages earned on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.

-          Use the Employee Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit of Payroll Form or enroll online via SAIL è Employee Services è Direct Deposit - Payroll.

Non – Payroll:

-          Accounts Payable Employee Reimbursements:  Example - travel expense.  (See Note in How do I enroll in direct deposit for my pay checks?).
-          Student Refunds, Non-Payroll Payments, and Reimbursements.

-          Enroll online using Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit of any Non-Payroll Payments @ mysail.oakland.edu.


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Can I split the direct deposit into more than one bank account?

Yes. Payroll funds only, may be deposited in a maximum of three (3) U.S. financial institutions. 
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Can my payroll direct deposit be deposited in the account of my choice?

Yes. You may choose up to three U.S. bank or credit union accounts for your payroll direct deposit.

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How will I know when my direct deposit is posted to my bank account?

You can confirm your direct deposit by viewing your account(s) or communicating with your financial institutions to ensure that all direct deposits have been correctly applied.
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How do I obtain a copy of my pay stub?


You will be able to retrieve a copy of your pay stub by accessing the Employee Services site on the  Oakland University SAIL website.  After logging in, go to Employee Services
è Pay Information è Pay Stub.


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Can I have the funds direct deposited to my SpiritCard PLUS?

Yes. You can elect to have the funds deposited to the SpiritCard PLUS Oakland University Credit Union account on your SpiritCard. Simply obtain your routing number and account number verification form from the Oakland University Credit Union. Then, either complete the Employee Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit for Payroll Form, or enroll online via SAIL è Employee Services è Direct Deposit - Payroll. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to direct deposit funds to your SpiritCash account.


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What happens if I change banks or bank accounts?

You must submit a new Employee Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit of Payroll Form to the Payroll Office, immediately, or make the required changes via SAIL è Employee Services è Direct Deposit - Payroll.  Please allow enough time for changes to be implemented.  See If I enroll in direct deposit for payroll, when will it start? 

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If I already have my student refund/reimbursement direct deposited, will I need to complete a Payroll Direct Deposit Authorization Form? 

Yes. The Employee Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit of Payroll Form can be submitted directly to the Payroll Office or enrollment can also take place via SAIL è Employee Services è Direct Deposit - Payroll.  For student employees, enrollment in payroll direct deposit and non-payroll refunds or reimbursements direct deposit are two separate processes.  See What payments from OU can I receive by direct deposit?

Direct Deposit for students refund/reimbursements must be submitted online using the Direct Deposit - Non-Payroll form @ mysail.oakland.edu.
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What happens if my paycheck is not accepted by my financial institution?

Oakland University presently participates with more than 9,500 financial institutions across the United States. If a direct deposit is not accepted by your financial institution, the Payroll Office will be notified and the reason for rejection will be reviewed. If the reason for rejection cannot be resolved, you will be issued a paper check.
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Can I direct deposit funds into an international financial institution?

No. Currently, Oakland University is not able to direct deposit funds into an international financial institution. Also, it is not possible for you to direct deposit funds into a United States financial institution and electronically transfer the entire amount to a foreign financial institution in "back-to-back", "automatic sweep" or similar transactions.
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If I have additional questions, who should I contact?

Payroll:
  Please contact the Payroll Office at (248) 370-3472, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, or by e-mail at payroll@oakland.edu.

Non-Payroll for Students: Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (248) 370-2550, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, or by e-mail at mystuact@oakland.edu.

Non-Payroll for Employees: Please contact the Accounts Payable Office (248) 370-4395, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, or by e-mail at payables@oakland.edu.
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