Direct Deposit / Pay Card
Direct deposit is the process by which the university deposits your paycheck directly into your checking account, savings account, or pay card. There are several benefits to direct deposit:
Security: Direct Deposit is safe because your pay is automatically deposited into your account on pay day - no worrying about lost or stolen checks.
Speed: Direct Deposit is fast because your check is instantly deposited into your account and available on pay day - no standing in long bank lines or waiting for your check to clear.
Simplicity: Direct Deposit is simple because your pay is deposited into your checking, savings or pay card account on time, correctly and confidentially.
Enroll In or Update Your Direct Deposit Elections
To enroll in or make changes to your direct deposit, log in to Workday and select Payment Election button from the Pay application. Make sure you have your bank account number(s) and corresponding routing number(s) ready. See below if you are interested in obtaining a pay card.
Your funds should be directly deposited into your requested account(s) within 1-2 pay periods. An email notification will be sent to your firstname.lastname@example.org account.
No change is necessary for employees who currently use direct deposit with existing checking or savings accounts.
Read the instructions that come with your card - including account rules. Then activate your card.
Use your account and routing numbers to set up your direct deposit to your Wisely Pay Card.
Direct deposit has advantages over paper checks for a variety of reasons, including greater security, speed and simplicity. Starting July 1, 2019, Ohio State will pay all employees through a direct deposit option - either a checking account, savings account or pay card. (Paper checks will no longer be an option.)
You can choose the direct deposit option that works best for your situation, including splitting your pay into several accounts. A pay card is simply one of the options for direct deposit.
Wisely Pay card publishes a webpage that provides some details about its pay card system.
No. You may use any of the direct deposit options, which include using your checking accounts, savings accounts and the Wisely Pay card.
As of July 1, 2019, the university will not be printing paper checks, so employees who do not specify their preference by that day will automatically be sent a pay card and have their pay assigned to it. However, employees can update their direct deposit preferences at any time.
There is no charge to sign up for pay cards through Wisely Pay card.
The company lists all potential transaction fees, costs, terms and conditions in its Cardholder Agreement and Disclosure form, which is delivered with your physical pay card. The instructions also explain how to avoid fees.
Yes. You can go to a bank that services VISA and withdraw all of your money to the penny. Inform the teller you wish to do an over-the-counter transaction, and tell them the exact amount you would like to withdraw.
See your cardholder agreement from Wisely Pay card for details.
Your funds will be available to you on payday.
No, the process is the same.
My paycheck was issued as a pay card, can it be reissued as a direct deposit to my personal account?
No. Once a payment has been issued on a pay card, we cannot reissue the payment to a different account. Once you set up your direct deposit to your personal account, it will be reflected on future pays.
Your pay card will be mailed to your home address in Workday and should be received within 7-10 days from pay date.
Your pay card will be mailed to your home address in Workday and should be received within 7-10 days from pay day.