On May 21, 2010, the Department of Administration announced the implementation of a policy of 100% direct deposit for employee payroll and travel and expense reimbursements effective with all payments made on or after October 1, 2010. For payroll purposes, employees who currently receive a paper paycheck will be transitioned to either traditional direct deposit or a Skylight paycard during the period of May 28, 2010 – Sept. 24, 2010.
Employees who have an existing checking or savings account are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit at their earliest convenience by completing a form DA-184, “Authorization For Direct Deposit of Employee Pay,” and submitting it to their agency Human Resource/Payroll office. The form is available on the Accounts and Reports website under Payroll Forms at http://www.da.ks.gov/ar/forms/default.htm. The form provides employees with the ability to distribute payroll net pay to a maximum of nine different bank accounts.
The Department of Administration has renewed its partnership with Skylight Financial, Inc. (associated with U.S. Bank) to provide a Skylight paycard to employees who do not elect to have their payroll directly deposited to a checking or savings account. The Skylight paycard is an FDIC insured ATM/debit-based bank account where pay and other deposits, such as travel and expense reimbursements, can be made. Agency Human Resource/Payroll offices that currently have Skylight Instant Issue Packs that were provided under the previous Skylight contract should destroy the existing packets immediately, as updated inventory will reflect terms of the new contract. The new paycard contract provides increased benefits, convenience, and flexibility to employees.
Detailed information regarding the new paycard contract and the transition to 100% direct deposit will be issued over the next several weeks. The high-level transition plan detailed below will allow your agency and employees to begin preparations for this transition.
Late June – Sept. 24, 2010