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Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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News and Updates

News and Updates

Paper paychecks for OU employees will be eliminated starting with checks dated 03-17-2017. Options for employees to receive their pay will be by direct deposit to a bank account or through a personalized and secure Oakland University Credit Union (OUCU) Visa® PayCard.

If you would like to have your paychecks paid by direct deposit please follow these steps to update your direct deposit information:

  • Log into MySAIL from the OU homepage.
  • Choose the Sail option
  • Choose the Employee Tab
  • Choose Direct Deposit – Payroll
  • Choose Update Direct Deposit Allocation and add your banking information.

Important information regarding “Prenote:” Entries made to this online Direct Deposit form may result in a “prenote” for the first direct deposit transaction. A prenote is a testing of the routing and account numbers that have been entered. To test, zero dollars ($0.00) are transmitted for the first payroll following the entry to this form. (A paper check may be issued if this is an initial direct deposit set-up.) If there are no errors, the second payroll following entry will deposit actual payroll amounts. If there are errors, the Payroll Office is notified.

Direct deposit set-up forms are also available on the Payroll homepage or in the Payroll office.

If you do not choose to add a direct deposit account you will be set-up with a new PayCard.  You will begin to receive notifications from OU Credit Union over the next few weeks with additional details on how to activate your PayCard and how the PayCard works.  These notifications will be sent to your email address and your home mailing address.


Have questions?

For questions about your payroll from Oakland University or setting up direct deposit, please contact the OU Payroll Office . Questions about the PayCard can be directed to OU Credit Union (, the provider of the OU Payroll PayCard.


George Leaver

Payroll Director


If you are a nonresident alien, please contact the Payroll Office; you may be subject to special taxation of income.
This notice is provided as a source of information and does not constitute tax or other professional advice. If tax advice or other professional assistance is required, the services of a professional advisor should be sought.