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News and Updates

News and Updates

Monthly Employees should use the COVID-19 leave code on their Leave Report or Time Sheet in SAIL and in the comments field enter one of the following 5 reasons to record time not worked due to the Coronavirus.

1. Child care
    • Use for time away from work due to child care issues as a result of K-12 or daycare closures

2. Elder care
    • Use for time away from work to care for parents or other older adult dependents with high
      risk factors for COVID-19

3. COVID-19 absence
    • Use for time away from work due to COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure
       o COVID-19 diagnosis from a physician for you or a member of your household
       o COVID-19 symptoms for you or a member of your household
       o If you or a member of your household had exposure to someone with a confirmed
         COVID-19 diagnosis

4. COVID-19 High Risk
    • Use for time away from work due to increased COVID-19 risk factors for yourself or a
       member of your household

5. Other
    • Use for time away from work for reasons other than those listed above. Please provide
       additional details in the comment.

If you are working remotely due to the Coronavirus, it will be recorded as regular work time. If this situation applies please note it in the comments field.

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.