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UW Direct Deposit - Payment Elections Using Workday


Setting Up or Changing Your Direct Deposit

Set up or change your payroll direct deposit in Workday.

You can have your paycheck electronically deposited to your checking or savings account. The University of Washington encourages all employees to use direct deposit. Benefits of payroll direct deposit include:

  • Prompt: Payment deposits are credited on payday.

  • Convenience: No special trips to deposit checks.

  • Freedom: Payments are automatically deposited to your account, even if you are out of town or ill.

  • Peace of Mind: No worries about mail delays and lost or stolen checks.

  • Savings: No check cashing fees. Many banks offer free checking and other incentives for UW employees using direct deposit.


  • Direct deposit can be set up with any financial institution in the United States.

  • Direct deposit can be split among up to three different bank accounts.

  • Direct deposit changes must be submitted prior to the payroll deadline in order to be applied to that payday.

ISC User Guide for Direct Deposit/Payment Elections