Temporary Pause on all Vendor ACH Changes

Sent to the AFS-Update Mailing List on June 12, 2019

In response to increasingly sophisticated ACH fraud attacks targeting UCI – and following an analysis of our existing processes – Accounting & Fiscal Services has temporarily paused all new setups and changes to vendor ACH/direct deposit information while we work to implement a new more-secure vendor portal.

Existing vendors who are currently paid by ACH will continue to receive their payments electronically. All others will be paid by check – including all new vendors and existing vendors that change bank accounts – until our processes have been updated. If you have a vendor that cannot accept payment by check due to exceptional circumstances, please contact the Accounts Payable Office.

While we know this temporary pause is inconvenient for our vendors, it is essential to protecting their payments and safeguarding university funds. Thank you for your understanding while we work to quickly address this critical security risk. If you have any questions, please contact Accounts Payable at accounts-payable@uci.edu.

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