Set-up or Update Direct Deposit Information

The University of Alberta requires all individuals receiving payment in the form of salary, wages, stipends, allowance, graduate scholarships, fellowships and honorariums to be enrolled in direct deposit as outlined in the Payment by Electronic Banking/Direct Deposit Procedure.

If you are not receiving payment via direct deposit, sign up online using Employee Self Service or complete the Electronic Banking/Direct Deposit form. To update existing direct deposit information, use Employee Self Service.

Sign Up for Direct Deposit

Online using Employee Self Service

  1. Sign-on to Bear Tracks using your Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password.
  2. Under the Employees tab select Links to Employee Self Service, then Payroll Information.
  3. Click the Direct Deposit icon and use the Add Account button to add deposit information.
  4. Self service access to set up direct deposit information is accessible 14 calendar days prior to your appointment start date.

If you do not see the Employees tab in Bear Tracks but will be receiving payment as outlined in the policy above, use the Electronic Banking/Direct Deposit form.

Using the Electronic Banking/Direct Deposit Form

  1. Access the Electronic Banking/Direct Deposit form.
  2. Complete the form, including you Employee ID number.
  3. Include with the form one of the following pieces of banking information:
    • A bank issued direct deposit notification form
    • A void personal cheque
    • Name, address, and a stamp from financial institution where account is held
  4. Attach the signed form and submit it to the Staff Service Centre.

Update Direct Deposit Information

  1. Sign-on to Bear Tracks using you Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password.
  2. Under the Employees tab select Links to Employee Self Service, then Payroll Information.
  3. Click the Direct Deposit icon and select Edit Account to edit you existing deposit information.

If you encounter problems accessing your Bear Tracks account or using your Campus Computing ID (CCID), please contact the IST Helpdesk by phone at 780-492-9400 or online at Information Services and Technology.