Enroll / Change Direct Deposit

UC Davis employees are encouraged to receive their pay through direct deposit.

Participation in this environmentally-friendly payment preference includes the following benefits:

  • Provides safe and secure methods of payment to employees.
  • Improves service delivery to employees and campus departments.
  • Availability of funds on payday.
  • Support "go green" sustainability efforts.

Employees enjoy the convenience of having pay deposited to their preferred bank or credit union account. No more trips to the bank to deposit or cash your paycheck.

Direct Deposit can take up to 2 pay cycles to take effect. While the direct deposit enrollment is in the processing stage, your payments will be issued as a paycheck to be delivered to your work department, prior to October 1 payday, and to your home address for paydays occurring after October 1.

Online enrollment, changes, and cancellation

Employees will be able to use UCPath to enroll, change accounts or cancel enrollment after September 27. 

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Local pickup of paychecks to be discontinued

While the vast majority of employees receive their paycheck via direct deposit, those who currently pick up paychecks locally will no longer have that option. Instead, paychecks will be mailed on payday to home addresses via the U.S. Postal Service. This new process will add additional time in the mail. To avoid this delay, employees are encouraged to use the direct deposit option.

Now specify up to three different Direct Deposit accounts

The direct deposit option is a fast, safe and secure way to receive pay. Employees will be able to specify up to three destination accounts. An employee can disperse funds using percentages (e.g. 60% in Acct A, 40% in Acct B) or by sequencing (e.g. 0% in Acct A, $500 in Acct B, the rest in Acct C). For employees already using direct deposit, no action is required. Please note: multiple accounts cannot be specified until the new system goes live on September 27.

Credit Union accounts no longer handled as payroll deductions

With UCPath, Credit Union accounts can be set up as direct deposit destinations, like banks. They will no longer be handled as payroll deductions. 

Troubleshooting paycheck issues

If there is an issue with a paycheck, the best and fastest way to resolve it will be to contact the employee's department. The local Service Channel will work with the UCPath Center to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and supplement underpayment with Instant Pay Card.


Retirees are asked to contact UC Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) for assistance with re-enrolling, making changes, or cancelling direct deposit.