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Direct Deposit Paper Pay Stubs Being Eliminated; Information Available Online

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
August 19, 2009

On Sept. 18, when USNH switches from paper to electronic notification for employees who use direct deposit, it will be the beginning of the saving of a whole lot of trees.

During the academic year, more than 8,000 paystubs and envelopes are distributed to employees who have their paychecks sent right to their bank. The move to email notification is expected to eliminate the waste of some 200,000 pieces of paper.

The deposit information listed on the paper notices will be available through WISE (Web Information System for Employees). This system is the same one that allows employees to change where their direct deposit goes, and to view their paystubs. Employees also can see their benefit deductions, employment history and federal tax forms via WISE.

Deposit emails will contain only the payment date, bank, and amount of deposit. No sensitive information such as social security or bank account numbers will be listed. Paper notices will no longer be mailed.

“This is one of those feel-good projects where everybody wins,” says Stephanie Behan, USNH’s director of corporate disbursements. “USNH will save $36,000 annually. It will save about 200,000 pieces of paper. We’re excited about doing this.”

Campus mail will save time because of the reduction in the number of payroll envelopes being delivered, says Behan. And, one to two person-hours per payroll also will be saved.

Announcements regarding the change will be included in the Sept. 4 and Sept. 11 paychecks. The move is another step toward sustainability at UNH and other campuses in the USNH system.

For more information contact the USNH payroll office at payroll@usnh.edu or 2-1400.

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