Payroll Direct Deposit App Shuts Down Nov. 14

Sent to the AFS-Update Mailing List on Oct. 25, 2019

As part of the UCPath cutover process, UCI must shut down the employee payroll portion of the Disbursement Electronic Fund Transfer (DEFT) application at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. Currently, employees use DEFT to manage their payroll delivery method and setup direct deposit for paychecks. In January, a new online self-service tool for managing direct deposit will become available from the UCPath web portal.

Please encourage employees in your unit to make any necessary changes to their direct deposit settings before the deadline. During the period when no online self-service tool is available, campus payroll processors will need to work with the Payroll Office to make any necessary changes.  

DEFT Continues for Student Disbursements

The DEFT application is also used to manage the payment method for disbursements from student ZOT Accounts, including refunds, financial aid disbursements, and, in the case of graduate students, fellowship stipends. Students will continue to manage their payment method using DEFT by accessing the "Electronic Refunds" link in their ZOT Account.

Employees Who Receive Paper Checks

Currently, paper paychecks are delivered to an employee’s home department. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, UCI will no longer print or distribute paychecks on campus. Paychecks will instead be mailed to home addresses from a bank the day before payday and may take several days to arrive.

Employees who receive paper checks should consider signing up for direct deposit before the deadline listed above. Otherwise, they should verify their home address on At Your Service Online before Dec. 1 to ensure paychecks will be mailed to the correct address.

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