ARCHIVED CD 2008:008 Information Notice to Employees
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Direct Deposit for Regular Pay and Supplementary Payments
The purpose of this notice is to provide information to employees concerning direct deposit (DD) for supplementary payments including DD for regular and supplementary payments for employees who are being paid in arrears.
DD is mandatory, for both regular and supplementary payments, for employees hired on an indeterminate basis or for a specified period where the term is greater than, or is extended beyond six months, who became employed on or after September 1, 1992.
Effective April 30, 2008, all employees, who currently have DD for their regular pay, will automatically be set up to receive most supplementary payments via DD to the same bank account number in which the regular pay is being deposited.
You can arrange to have the bank account information for supplementary payments changed to a different bank account, if you wish, by completing a new Direct Deposit Enrolment Form (PWGSC-TPSGC 8437) , and submitting it to your compensation advisor for processing.
DD of regular pay and supplementary payments is now mandatory for eligible employees paid in arrears. They must request DD for both regular pay and supplementary payments by completing the Direct Deposit Enrolment Form (PWGSC-TPSGC 8437) and submitting it to their compensation advisor for processing.
You will cease to receive your payments by DD when you are struck off strength or proceed on leave without pay for any reason. Any payments to which you are entitled will automatically revert to being issued by cheque.
EXCEPTION : Where an employee is entitled to maternity leave or parental leave benefits, while in temporarily struck off strength status, employees may choose to receive these payments directly deposited to their bank account by advising their compensation advisor, who will reactivate DD in the pay system.
For an employee who is reinstated from leave without pay, and who was receiving regular pay by DD , it will automatically be reinstated for the first regular pay after returning to work. However, for supplementary payments, DD will not be automatically reinstated. Your compensation advisor will re-establish DD on your behalf.
Remember that once your payments are being made by DD , it is your responsibility to inform your compensation advisor of any change in your banking information (e.g. transfer of your bank account from one financial institution to another). You will be required to complete a new DD Enrolment form at that time.
NOTE: IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU DO NOT CLOSE OUT YOUR ACCOUNT(S) IN THE OLD FINANCIAL INSTITUTION UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR FIRST PAYMENT DIRECTLY DEPOSITED INTO YOUR NEW ACCOUNT/INSTITUTION.
If you have any questions, or require additional information on DD , please contact your compensation advisor.
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