Sign Up for Direct Deposit

All UCSF employees are strongly encouraged to set up electronic direct deposit to receive their payroll earnings by direct deposit to up to three bank accounts on payday. Employees will enjoy several advantages when using this preferred payment method:

  • Fast – earnings are available in your bank account on payday
  • Safe and secure – 24/7 access to your bank account, avoid any lost, stolen or delay of paper check delivery
  • Environmentally friendly – support "go green" sustainability efforts (save paper, printing, postage, and fuel charges)
  • Convenient – save trips to go to bank/ATM and waiting in lines to cash or deposit checks

Only U.S. financial institutions including banks, credit unions, and brokerage firms can be used for direct deposit.

Information Needed for Enrollment

  • Your financial institution’s routing transit number (also known as ABA number or routing number)
  • Your account number

This information can be found on:

  • Your personal check
  • Your online banking site
  • A Direct Deposit Authorization form provided by your financial institution

The Enrollment Process

UCSF employees use UCPath online to enroll in direct deposit. You can direct payroll earnings to three bank accounts for electronic direct deposit. Review the Add Direct Deposit software simulation to see, try, or print the steps needed to set up direct deposit in UCPath online (MyAccess login required).

Visit the Get Help page of the UCPath at UCSF website if you need further assistance.

After Your Enrollment

Prenotification is a process whereby an electronic notification is sent to your financial institution for account verification. The prenotification period begins when an employee enrolls in or changes direct deposit and takes up to 10 business days from the time UCPath Production Payroll Services transmits notification to your financial institution.

During the waiting period, any monies that you are due will be paid via paper check and will be delivered by US Postal Service to your home address on record. Please ensure that your home address (must be U.S. address) available in UCPath online is accurate and up-to-date at all times.

Updating Direct Deposit

UCSF employees use UCPath online to make changes to direct deposit information. Review the Change Direct Deposit software simulation to see, try, or print the steps needed to update direct deposit in UCPath online (MyAccess login required).

Visit the Get Help page of the UCPath at UCSF website if you need further assistance.

Cancelling Direct Deposit

UCSF employees use UCPath online to cancel direct deposit. Review the Delete Direct Deposit software simulation to see, try, or print the steps needed to cancel direct deposit in UCPath online (MyAccess login required).

Visit the Get Help page of the UCPath at UCSF website if you need further assistance.

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