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Direct Deposit of Paycheck

SMU employees benefit from the convenience and security that direct deposit provides. Direct deposit is a method of electronically transferring payroll payments from SMU to an employee’s financial institution on the established pay dates as authorized.

Direct deposit is mandatory for all SMU employees with limited exceptions. An employee must enroll in direct deposit within 90 days of the employee’s hire or rehire date. 

An employee may elect to split his or her net pay into multiple banks/bank accounts. One of the accounts must be designated to receive the “balance” of the employee’s net pay.

Initial direct deposit enrollment

To set up a direct deposit record for payroll transactions, an employee will enter his or her direct deposit account information in the Payroll and Compensation section of Employee Self Service in my.SMU.edu.

Direct deposit changes

To submit a change to existing direct deposit account(s) information, an employee will update his or her direct deposit record in the Payroll and Compensation section of Employee Self Service in my.SMU.edu.

Deadlines

To ensure that the new or changed direct deposit information is applied to the employee's next regular paycheck processing as intended, refer to the “TIMEaccess & Elec.Extra Comp Approval” dates stated on the Payroll Processing Schedule. Direct deposit changes submitted by this date will be applied to the employee's pay processed on that designated payroll - as long as there are no questions about the information provided. Changes submitted after the "TIMEaccess & Elec.Extra Comp Approval" date may still be applied to the employee's next regular paycheck, if that payroll has not yet been finalized when the employee's direct deposit record is updated.

Maintaining Direct Deposit Information in my.SMU

Refer to the step-by-step guide on how to maintain direct deposit information in my.SMU.edu.