Direct Deposit Change Requirement

Category: Announcements

The University of Tennessee System requires all employees to receive their pay by direct deposit. The benefits provided by direct deposit are convenience, timeliness and security. Checks sent through the mail are subject to being delayed, lost or stolen.

The UT System is constantly working to further improve the security of direct deposit and combat the ever-increasing number of fraudulent attempts to bank accounts. In order to comply with new security measures, the UT System will immediately require that setting up and changing direct deposit bank information be made through the self-service portion of the IRIS portal or the secure web site.

Both sites require the use of dual factor authentication. Campus information regarding dual factor authentication can be found at:


Once signed into the web application, select the correct payroll cycle. Enter the bank routing number and account number of the primary account, reenter the primary bank account number, select a checking/savings preference and upload a picture or pdf of a cancelled check or letter from the bank verifying the account number. If you wish to change the secondary account or travel bank, enter the primary account details and enter the secondary and/or travel bank details and upload the required information.

All changes made by entry deadline for your pay cycle will be effective for that payday.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor internal processes for updated efficiencies and improved customer service. If you have questions, please contact the Payroll Office at 865-974-5251.