The University of Tennessee requires employees hired after April of 2001 to participate in direct deposit. Automatic deposit of your pay into the personal account of your choice means you can:

  • Eliminate trips or mailings to the bank to deposit paychecks.
  • Be assured your pay will be deposited on payday even when you are on vacation or out of town.
  • Eliminate the danger of lost or stolen checks.

The University will deposit your pay to any of thousands of commercial banks, savings and loan institutions, and credit unions which are members of the Automated Clearing House (NACHA) organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The first pay period after the Payroll Department receives your direct deposit authorization form.
The first pay period after the Payroll Department receives your direct deposit authorization form.
On your payday. Funds will not be available prior to that date.
If you change your bank or bank account, you must complete a new authorization form as soon as possible. The change will be effective with your next payroll.
Yes. You may choose to deposit your pay into any type of account.
Yes. You may elect to deposit your pay into two different accounts and/or financial institutions.
If you choose to direct deposit into two accounts, you must designate one account as your primary account and the other as secondary. The secondary account will require a fixed dollar amount. Your pay will be split into the two accounts with the fixed dollar amount deposited into the secondary account and all remaining pay deposited to the primary account. If your net pay is less than the fixed dollar amount, all of the net pay will be deposited into the secondary account.
No. You may direct deposit into a checking and a savings account, two checking accounts, two savings accounts, etc. The choice is up to you.
Unless you have completed the Travel Reimbursement section of this form, travel reimbursements will be deposited into your Primary Account. If you wish to have these funds deposited into a different account, you should complete the Travel Reimbursement section of the enrollment form.


Please contact your campus Payroll Office if you have any additional questions, or if you need any assistance in enrolling in the program.