Direct Deposit

Requests to add or change direct deposit information are submitted to the CEC for processing.


All active state employees are eligible to sign up for Direct Deposit, with the exception of special payees, one-time payees, consultants, and auxiliary employees.

Effective Date

You can expect Direct Deposit to take effect on the second pay period (30 to 60 days) after submitting the enrollment request. Meanwhile, you will continue to receive a live warrant delivered to your mailing address. Connect with your Payroll Technician.

How to Enroll

To enroll in Direct deposit, you must first register with CEC. Registration instructions are available on our Cal Employee Connect page.

Once registered with CEC, you can add or modify your direct deposit through Employee services > Direct Deposit. For added security, you must be connected to the SDSU campus network or on SDSU VPN with GlobalProtect.  

Direct Deposit Guide and Step-by-Step Instructions

How Money is Deposited

Earnings are wired from the State Controller’s Office to the designated financial institution on pay day. View the Direct Deposit Schedule to identify when direct deposit will be added to your account. View the Direct Deposit Schedule.

Changing Direct Deposit Account Information

Changing financial institutions or account type for Direct Deposit can take up to two pay periods (30 to 60 days). DO NOT close your old account until your first payment is deposited into your newly designated account and/or financial institution. During this transition, you will typically receive a live pay warrant mailed to your home address.

Canceling Direct Deposit

Please contact payroll services at [email protected] or 619-594-5251 to initiate the process.

Viewing and Verifying Your Pay Information

SDSU employees may view, verify, and download pay information and access forms through Cal Employee Connect (CEC). CEC allows employees to view up to four (4) years of their earnings statements (pay stubs), W-2’s, current direct deposit account information and limited personal information.

Direct Deposit FAQ