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Payroll Services

Direct deposit

The Direct Deposit system provides for the automatic deposit of all net earnings into the financial institution of your choice. You may choose to deposit your earnings in a checking account or a savings account. However, you must designate only one account to receive your funds.

All payments, including regular pay, shift differential, premium pay, overtime, awards and bonuses, etc., are transferred through Direct Deposit. In lieu of payroll warrants, you will receive non-negotiable Direct Deposit Advice Slips.


All state-side employees are eligible to enroll in the Direct Deposit program.

Payroll Services or the State Controller's Office may cancel your Direct Deposit under the following conditions:

  • Your Direct Deposit payment is rejected by your financial institution
  • You have requested a disability benefit
  • It is necessary to recover/prevent over payments


All direct deposit information is entered through self service. Simply log in to CMS Employee Resources, navigate to Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > Direct Deposit, and then follow the online instructions.