DIRECT PAY PROCEDURES (previously Check Requests)
Check Requests have changed to EZ-Buy Direct Pay Forms. A Direct Pay Form is used to pay for specific types of expenditures. Please remember that most goods and services should be purchased through EZ-Buy using the Showcased Suppliers or using the Non-Catalog Form or by using a P-Card.
Direct Pays will normally be processed and paid within five business days after they have been submitted and approved by the department. Please factor in this time requirement if you have a specific due date for a payment. Checks are only printed once a day, usually before 8 a.m. Exceptions include any Direct Pay that is unusual where additional information is required from the Department.
Note: If the payee named on the Direct Pay form has established direct deposit as their method of payment, funds will be electronically transferred to the payee's account. Otherwise, a check will be processed for this transaction.
If you have a purchase to make and it does not fit any of the categories below, contact Purchasing Services at 797-1042.
Click on any of the categories below to access information and procedures for your Direct Pay.
Payments to USU Students
USU Student Stipend or Fellowship
USU Student Prizes and Awards
Payment for All Other USU Students
Approvals for Direct Pay:
The preparer of the Direct Pay and the approver cannot be the same person.
Any person being paid on a Direct Pay cannot also be the approver. A supervisor or other authorized administrator approval is required.
Payments to USU Employees
Payment for any service provided by an employee is considered additional compensation, with the exception of payment for Royalties (see Royalty Payments). This is true even if the service is not part of the employee's regular job duties. There is no "minimum amount" payment that is considered tax-free by the IRS. Payments to employees (with one exception*) are to be processed through the University's payroll system. Contact Human Resources Banner Hotline @ 7-1810 or HRBanner@usu.edu for instructions.
*Payments made to research participants will be processed the same regardless of employee status (see Payments to Research Participants). The withholding of payroll taxes for employees will happen after the fact and will be reflected in the employee's next paycheck. These payments are considered additional compensation and will be included in the employee's total income for the year.