The Benefits of Direct Deposit
- Routing Number: The first set of numbers that appear at the bottom of your bank-issued checks. The routing number is always nine digits long. If you are unsure of your routing number, please contact your bank.
- Account Number: Your complete account number (numeral digits only).
- Account Type: You must indicate an account type of checking or savings.
The Pre-note ProcessEach new direct deposit account that is entered into the State’s Core-CT system must pass the State’s “pre-note process.” During this period, paper checks continue to be issued while the new account is tested. A $0.01 deposit will be made to the new account on the pay date preceding the direct deposit effective date. The initial set-up of a direct deposit takes one to two pay periods to complete.
- Option I: Flat Amount Deposit allows you to specify a dollar amount that is to be deposited into a secondary account while the balance of your net earnings is deposited into your original, established account.
- Option II: Percentage Split allows you to create a percentage split (80%/20%, 60%/40%, etc.) of your net earnings between your established account and your secondary account. Please note that the implementation of Option II causes an actual check to be issued during the pre-note process (i.e. the established account is reduced to the specified percentage and a check is issued for the remaining net balance).
Please do not submit a new Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement and Secondary Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement at the same time; we are unable to process a secondary direct deposit request until you have already begun receiving payments to your primary account.
Stopping a Direct DepositIn order to stop direct deposit for an upcoming payment, a new Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement must be submitted to the Payroll Department by Tuesday of non-pay week. Do not close an account before stopping your direct deposit. If an account is closed before the Payroll Department is notified, payment may be delayed while funds are recovered and an off-cycle check is generated.
With the exception of a separation from permanent employment, direct deposit remains in effect until you request to inactivate it. Student employees (graduate and undergraduate) and temporary employees (special payroll) should note that even when they have breaks in State employment, their direct deposit will remain active.