Direct Deposit & Alternatives
HowardSimon highly recommends that all employees sign-up for direct deposit, below are instructions and alternatives for those without bank accounts.
Employees with a Bank Account
Employees with a Bank Account should be encouraged to enroll in direct deposit ASAP. Please contact our office if you wish to waive the customary pre-note period.
If you are not currently configured for any of these electronic services or you are not transmitting your payroll electronically, and would like to be, please contact us.
If your employees are not currently receiving Direct Deposit, you can easily set this up in the HowardSimon
Portal. If you have Employee Self-Service (ESS) enabled, you can even have employees enter this information themselves to minimize your workload.
How to update direct deposit in the HowardSimon Portal
Download a physical direct deposit access form
Employees Without a Bank Account
For those employees who do not have a bank account we suggest they immediately secure a loadable debit card, or some account that can be direct deposited to.
Pre-paid debit cards are available at your local Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, or Rite Aid. They can also go online to any number of providers, but here are two:
You can also Direct Deposit to your Paypal account - instructions on how to accomplish this can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af6VwtyzEV8
Employer Sponsored Paycards
You can sponsor a Paycard program for your employees. However, please note that this option will take some time to get setup. There is no cost for the employer to sponsor a Paycard program. Our partner for paycards is FinFit details on the program - if you wish to get started please email: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and we will begin the setup process.
Online Reporting and Employee Check View
If you are fully electronic, we do not anticipate any interference with your payroll processing or report delivery. If you are still receiving paper reports, we encourage you to get signed up for the HowardSimon Portal. This is available anywhere over the Internet and will ensure that you will receive your payroll reports in a timely manner.
If you are still printing physical vouchers, we encourage you to also get your employees signed up for online check view. Like their bank account, they will have uninterrupted access to their pay information.