Direct deposit for county employees
February 20, 2013 by WLKM
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved a plan to issue paychecks to county employees by direct deposit or through a payroll debit card only
The measure will be implemented with the April 12 payday for the two-week pay period ending April 8.
Finance director Joni Smith said no longer hand-delivering checks to employees will save staff in the payroll office time they currently spend sorting and distributing several dozen paychecks every other Friday.
A financial savings, however, is not likely to be realized, Smith said.