Direct Deposit

The University requires all employees to opt for direct deposit of paychecks to their bank of choice, as stated in the policy below.


Direct deposit is a condition of hire for regular employees. Accordingly, all employees must maintain a checking or savings account with a banking institution. With direct deposit, the net pay is deposited into a bank of your choice. However, every new hire will receive a check, not direct deposit, for the first week on the payroll. This allows time for the bank to verify the accuracy of the direct deposit information.


This policy applies to all staff, temporary staff, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, independent contractors, affiliates or any other members of the Tufts community, including those hired contractually or who work under faculty or postdoctoral scholar handbooks, or who are otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement. 

Related Links and Resources:

Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook:


This Direct Deposit policy is part of the HR Employee Policies and Procedures that can be found at here.

Disclaimer: Changes to this policy and the handbook in which it is maintained may be made at any time, at the sole discretion of the University and is not a contract.  Employment by the University is at will and either the employee or the University may end the employment relationship at any time. 

Provided by Human Resources