Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  321.0 

Undeliverable Paychecks and Final Compensation

Undeliverable Paychecks

Paychecks that are returned to the university by the postal service 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 permanent address listed in BASIS). If a terminating employee is not set up on direct deposit, the final check will be mailed to the employee’s permanent address listed in BASIS.

Any indebtedness to the University of Arkansas may be deducted from the terminating employee's final compensation.

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 575-5651.

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

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