Payroll

Direct Deposit

  1. Eligibility: 

    All active employees are eligible to signup for Direct Deposit, with the exception of special payees, one-time payees and consultants.

  2. Effective Date: 

    You can expect Direct Deposit to take effect on the second pay period after submitting the enrollment form.

  3. How to Enroll: 

    Complete the Direct Deposit Enrollment Authorization Form - http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/dd-enrollment.pdf and submit it to Human Resources for completion of section E and submission to the Controller's Office.

    Completed forms can be mailed to:

    Human Resources – Payroll Administration
    California State University, Northridge
    18111 Nordhoff Street
    Northridge, CA 91330-8229
  4. How Money is Deposited: 

    Earnings are wired from the State Controller’s Office to the designated financial institution on pay day. View the Direct Deposit Schedule here. View the Direct Deposit Schedule here: http://www.csun.edu/payroll/payroll-calendars-schedules

  5. Changing Financial Institutions: 

    Changing financial institutions for Direct Deposit can take up to two pay periods. During any transition, please check your Direct Deposit Advice to confirm which institution received and deposited your funds. You will typically receive a regular warrant before your Direct Deposit is redirected to the new institution. Note: pay warrants are green, and Direct Deposit advice is white; remember to deposit any warrants.


    In light of the State Controller's Office (SCO) discontinuing the printing of direct deposit advices for all pay cycles, CSUN employees are reminded that you now have the opportunity to access this information and forms through Cal Employee Connect (CEC). Access to password protected and/or secure areas of this portal is restricted to authorized users only.

    CEC allows employees to view up to three (3) years of their earnings statements and W-2’s, along with personal information. Cal Employee Connect reduces state costs and workload by providing a tool for all state employees to access their information electronically. You can read more information and learn how to enroll in CEC here.