Per NRS 227.205 approved by the State Legislature in 2013, the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved a policy change at their September 2013 board meeting mandating electronic payroll delivery effective January 2014. For employees that do not enroll in direct deposit, NSHE has contracted with Bank of America to provide a payroll Visa debit card program.
All employees that have not enrolled in direct deposit are automatically issued a Bank of America Visa payroll debit card.
Employees receiving a paper check must either:
- Enroll for Direct Deposit to opt out of the Visa Payroll Card Program; OR
- Verify the address on your paycheck to ensure the delivery of your new card. If you suspect your mailing address is incorrect, please verify and update it in Workday or contact the Payroll Office at +1 (833) 656-7882 for assistance.
Debit Card Features
Direct deposit is an electronic transfer payment made directly from an employer’s bank account to an employee’s savings or checking account for net wages earned. A paycard is a prepaid card offered by an employer to pay an employee’s net wages. The Visa Debit Card offers a number of advantages over a paper paycheck or direct deposit.
Visa Payroll Card Program perks include:
- ‘Cash’ for full check value on payday at any Bank of America branch (teller transactions only – not ATM)
- ‘Cash’ for full check value on payday at any VISA member bank (teller transactions only but not limited to Bank of America)
- Make ‘fee-free’ ATM withdrawals at any domestic Bank of America ATM
- Make ‘fee-free’ purchases anywhere VISA cards are accepted
- Access to online transaction history via Bank of America online banking website
- Ability to make transfers to other bank accounts via Bank of America online banking website
- 24/7 Access to Bank of America customer service