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Avian Flu Plan: Appendices > Appendix O <- You Are Here

Appendix O: Memorandum on Direct Deposit Requirements for Staff [PDF]

NOTE: This memorandum will also be translated into Spanish and be available in departments with large concentrations of Spanish-speaking employees.

September 1, 2006


TO: University of Maryland Employees Not Presently Utilizing Direct Deposit
FROM: Dale O. Anderson, Director of University Human Resources
RE: Important Information Pertaining to the Distribution of Pay in the Event of a Campus Closure Due to Avian Flu

As you may be aware, during the past several months the University has been actively working on its Pandemic Flu Preparedness Planning efforts. One critical service identified is the distribution of the University´┐Żs bi-weekly payroll. Please be advised that in the event the campus has to be closed in response to an Avian Flu outbreak, it will be necessary that the on-campus distribution of paychecks be suspended. However, distribution of paychecks by direct deposit will continue uninterrupted.

Therefore, it is our strong recommendation that you consider enrolling in the Payroll Direct Deposit program at this time. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks to process your sign-up through your bank and the State, so this is a good time to initiate the process. A copy of the State of Maryland Direct Deposit Authorization form is attached for your ease of use. This form is also available on the State of Maryland Central Payroll Bureau websiteat: http://compnet.comp.state.md.us/cpb/ginfo/forms.asp (then select CPB 0059 Direct Deposit Authorization Form).

If the campus closes due to a Pandemic Flu outbreak you will be unable to get your paycheck for an indeterminate period of time. Enrolling in direct deposit will ensure your paycheck funds are available on payday.

Should you have any questions pertaining to direct deposit, please contact Payroll Services on (301) 405-5665.


cc: Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and Department Chairpersons PHR Creators and Approvers UHR and Payroll Services staff

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