Direct Deposit

1. Eligibility:

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

2. Effective Date: 

You can expect Direct Deposit to take effect on the second pay period (30 to 60 days) after submitting the enrollment form. Meanwhile, you will continue to receive a live warrant delivered through your department representative. Connect with your department representative to inquire how you can pick up your live pay warrant.

3. How to Enroll: 

Complete the direct deposit request form* online through your Cal Employee Connect (CEC) account. 
*You must be on the CSUN Campus or connected to the CSUN VPN to submit a direct deposit request via CEC.

Log in to your CEC account > Employee Services > Direct Deposit

    • Be advised that Multifactor Authentication (MFA) will have to be enabled for first time users before the system allows you to submit a request

View the “Direct Deposit Guide” for Step-by-Step Direct Deposit Submission Instructions, or, view the “Enrolling in Direct Deposit via Cal Employee Connect” overview video.

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 to identify when direct deposit will be added to your account. View the Direct Deposit Schedule here.

5. Changing Direct Deposit Account Information:

Changing financial institutions or account type for Direct Deposit can take up to two pay periods (30 to 60 days). DO NOT close your old account until your first payment is deposited into your newly designated account/ and or financial institution. During this transition, you will typically receive a live pay warrant from your department before your Direct Deposit account information is updated.

6. Canceling Direct Deposit:

To cancel your direct deposit, log in to your CSUN Portal ( > select HR from the above toolbar > click on Payroll from the drop-down menu > select Direct Deposit Request Form from the available features. To expedite the cancellation process, contact your payroll technician after submitting the cancelation request form. To identify who is your assigned payroll technician view the chart here.

7. Viewing and Verifying Your Pay Information:

CSUN employees may view, verify, and download pay information and access forms through Cal Employee Connect (CEC). CEC allows employees to view up to four (4) years of their earnings statements (pay stubs), W-2’s, current direct deposit account information and limited personal information.  You can read more information and learn how to enroll in CEC here.