New Direct Deposit Sign-Up Process Begins in January

UCI will no longer distribute paper paychecks on campus next year. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, paper checks will be sent to your home address via U.S. Mail. If you are receiving paper paychecks, we encourage you to verify and update your Home Address on At Your Service Online before Dec. 1 to ensure paychecks will be mailed to the correct address.

As part of the UCPath cutover process, UCI shut down the employee payroll portion of the Disbursement Electronic Fund Transfer (DEFT) application on Thursday, Nov. 14. In the past, employees used DEFT to manage their payroll delivery method and setup direct deposit for paychecks.

In January 2020, a new online self-service tool for managing direct deposit will become available from the UCPath web portal.

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 when UCPath goes live in January. They should also verify their home address on At Your Service Online before Dec. 1 to ensure paychecks will be mailed to the correct address.

Learn more about UCPath at ucpath.uci.edu.