Human Resources

Direct Deposit

The University at Albany participates in the New York State Direct Deposit Program. Through this program, you may choose to have your NET salary partially or entirely directly deposited via Electronic Funds Transfer with any financial institution within the 50 States that is capable of receiving transactions through the Automated Clearing House System.

Employees are responsible for immediately reimbursing the University if funds are deposited for which the employee is not entitled.


  • Enrollment forms can be downloaded here and are available in the University Payroll Office, UAB 300, (518) 437-3830.

  • All sections of the Direct Deposit form (AC2772) must be completed. Sections A and B are completed by the employee. Section C must be completed and signed by the bank for each account, or if depositing in a checking account, a voided check must be attached.

    Enrollment forms must be turned in to the Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), UAB 300. Due to the increase in attempts to defraud NYS Employees, and as directed by NYS Office of the Stae Comptroller, OHRM will verify all direct deposit forms received. Employees dropping off forms in person will be asked to show a photo ID, so we may verify their identity and approve the form for processing. Forms dropped off without ID verification, and all Direct Deposit forms received by mail will be verified by email sent to the employee’s account.

  • Processing times will vary due to the additional steps, especially in times of high volume (such as the beginning of the semester). Your direct deposit change will be effective in one to three paychecks after your form is submitted.

  • If you are off the payroll for the summer, your direct deposit will be inactivated.  To reactivate with no changes, complete the reactivation request form. (Hourly Student Assistants and Work-study students are not terminated at the end of the spring semester so their Direct Deposit will remain active).


  • Direct Deposit is automatically cancelled if your employment is terminated or you are on leave without pay (excluding workman's compensation) for more than three pay periods. Complete the Reactivation Request to re-enroll.

  • Employees routinely low on time or incurring lost time due to lack of accruals may be cancelled from the program.

  • Employees routinely failing to turn in time sheets/time cards in a timely fashion may be cancelled from the program.

Reactivation of existing Direct Deposit (form)