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 request 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 in Direct Deposit: 

Complete the direct deposit request* 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 “Enrolling in Direct Deposit via Cal Employee Connect” overview video.

4. How to Change Your Direct Deposit:

Your Direct Deposit will continue to be deposited into your designated account at your financial institution until the State Controller's Office is notified that you wish to re-designate your account and/or your financial institution. To re-designate, complete a CHANGE request through your Cal Employee Connect account.


Your first payment into your new account will be within 40 days after your form is received by the Controller's Office. You may receive a paper warrant during this period."

5. How to Cancel Your Direct Deposit:

To cancel your direct deposit, log in to your CSUN Portal ( > select HR from the above toolbar > click on Forms & Policies > Select Employee Forms > Select HR Direct Deposit.  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.

6. 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.

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.