Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  321.0 

Undeliverable Paychecks and Final Compensation

Undeliverable Paychecks

Paychecks that are returned to the university by the postal service or other courier as undeliverable are held in the Treasurer's Office and can be picked up by the former employee until the check becomes stale-dated, six months from the date of issue. The checks are then turned over to the Controller's Office and subject to Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 319.1 – Outstanding Checks.

Final Compensation for Terminating Employees

The Treasurer's Office disburses final compensation to terminating employees in the same manner in which the employee is normally paid (direct deposit to checking and/or savings, direct deposit to pay card or U.S. mail to the home address listed in Workday). If a terminating employee is not set up on direct deposit, the final check will be sent to the employee’s home address listed in Workday. Employees are responsible for keeping their home address accurately updated in Workday. Employees with questions about how to do so may contact Human Resources at (479)575-5351.

Any indebtedness to the University of Arkansas may be deducted from the terminating employee's final compensation as provided for under Board of Trustees Policy 405.2.

In extenuating circumstances, either the Payroll Office or the Treasurer's Office may cancel a direct deposit request and issue a check.

Direct questions regarding outstanding debts to the Treasurer's Office at (479)575-5651.

Direct questions regarding the termination process to the Human Resources Department at (479)575-5351.

Revised June 6, 2022
Revised February 1, 2016
Reformatted for Web April 28, 2014
Revised August, 1997
July 1, 1991