Electronic payments v paper checks

On 8/1/1977, I went on active duty in the US Army and the Army ordered me to fill out a direct deposit form for my monthly paycheck. Fast forward 40 years and Linn County still pays some employees and vendors via paper check. The attachment represents what occurs when paper checks do not get cashed.

The law and/or the County’s contracts with the unions prevent us from requiring every employee to signup for electronic payments. And while the Board of Supervisors could create a policy whereby we only do business with vendors who accept electronic payments, they have not done so yet.

Does your employer require its vendors to accept electronic payments? If yes, when did they make it a requirement? Do you work for a government agency which has required its vendors to accept electronic payments? If yes, when did you make it a requirement? Within the last couple of years, a number of vendors have signed up for electronic payments; however, as the attachment indicates – not all. -Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor

One Response to “Electronic payments v paper checks”

  1. Linn County Auditor Says:

    On 5-30-2017, another paper check/warrant is scheduled to be voided and not reissued Also on May 30th, several warrants will be cancelled which are redeemable if presented to the Auditor’s Office by 5-31-2018.


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