What is ePayment?
A simple and secure web interface for University of Hawaii (UH) employees to easily input and keep their bank information
up-to-date. The end goal is to reimburse employees for various UH expenses (such as travel) electronically via
direct deposit instead of by paper check.
The overall benefits:
- Employees will receive payments faster and will save a trip to the bank to deposit checks.
- Will reduce manual work involved with check printing, pick up, and distribution.
- Cost savings for the University with electronic processing and not having to mail checks to off-campus locations.
How does ePayment work?
- Employee logs in with UH username/password.
- Upon first login, employee must set up their secret question & answer sets for an additional layer of security (more info on security and multi-level authentication). This is similar to what banking institutions and credit card companies implement to safeguard account information.
- Upon subsequent login, employee must correctly answer one of their secret questions.
- Employee enters bank account and routing number (see process flowchart).
- Bank information is fed to Bank of Hawaii for pre-noting (validation of account and routing number) which takes up to 6 business days to complete.
- If account is valid, i.e. doesn't reject within the 6 business days, employee's bank information is fed to FMIS (UH financial system) and stored on their vendor record. A vendor record is required for anyone to receive payment from UH/FMIS. Subsequently, any payments that are processed for this employee is automatically deposited in the employee's bank account.
- If account is invalid, i.e. doesn't pass the pre-note process, the employee is notified of the error and must update their information.
Who should sign up?Anyone who normally receives payment in the form of a paper check from the UH Disbursing Office for travel, mileage, stipends, etc. If you are uncertain whether these payments apply to you, please check with your department's fiscal office.
ePayment DOES NOT apply to the following:
- UH students because a separate eRefund service is available through the MyUH portal for students to enter their bank information online for direct deposit of refunds for tuition/scholarships.
- Any payments processed directly through RCUH, including RCUH funded travel since they have their own financial system, separate from FMIS.
- Any employee who intends to transfer all monies received from UH to a foreign banking institution, per new NACHA guidelines effective 9/18/2009.