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Receiving Your Pay at Penn
University of Pennsylvania Payroll Options
In support of the University’s sustainability goals and for the convenience of employees, we have replaced University paper checks with electronic payment options.
- Direct deposit to your bank account (Direct Deposit) and
- The ADP Aline Card, with convenience checks (Aline Card)
The Aline card is automatically issued to all new employees for purposes of receiving their pay or reimbursements for travel or other business related expenses. An Aline card packet will be sent to you directly from ADP. The packet will contain both the Aline Card, which can be used like any debit card, and one convenience check, along with instructions on how to use them.
You may choose to elect Direct Deposit at any time. (Click here for more information including how to sign up) If your Direct Deposit election is processed in time for your first wage payment, Penn will attempt to prevent Aline card issuance. If you receive your pay via Direct Deposit, you do not have to activate the Aline Card, and you can cancel a previously activated card at any time.
With your Penn Key and password, your pay information is available every week on the Penn Portal under the MY PAY tab one day prior to the actual pay date.
We stopped printing weekly pay advices in November of 2013. If it is absolutely necessary for you yo have an advice printed,
you will need to contact the Payroll help desk at 215-898-6301 during business hours. A Payroll department staff member will opt in for you.
Both methods are safe, secure and convenient, offering you immediate access to your pay. See the FAQs below to help you decide between Direct Deposit or the ADP Aline Card.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Direct Deposit?
Direct Deposit is a quick and easy option if you have a U.S. checking and/or savings account. Your pay is automatically deposited into the designated account every payday, providing immediate access to it. Click here for more information about Direct Deposit.
What is the new ADP Aline Card system?
The Aline Card works like a Visa® debit card. Payment is automatically loaded onto the Aline Card every payday, providing immediate access. Neither a bank account nor credit approval is required. You can use the Aline Card as a debit card for in-store and online transactions, to pay bills online, withdraw money from ATMs, and get cash back after purchases. You can also cash a check for the full amount of your pay or write checks, provided by ADP, against your Aline Card account.
How do I get a Aline Card?
You’ll automatically receive a Aline Card if you’re a new hire, or if you cancel or change your Direct Deposit. When you change your Direct Deposit banking information, you’ll be paid via Aline Card until your new Direct Deposit account becomes active.
What are the advantages of Direct Deposit and the Aline Card system?
- Immediate access to funds on payday
- No need to travel to campus to pick up checks
- No standing in line to cash checks
- No check-cashing fees
- No need to carry large sums of money after cashing checks
How do I check or update my address associated with my Aline Card account?
To view or update your mailing address associated with your Aline Card account, go to www.mycard.adp.com and log into your account. Select Update Profile to review or update your mailing address for your Aline Card.
How do I retrieve my Aline Card account information or check my account balance?
To view your account information and account balance, go to www.mycard.adp.com. There is no fee for using this website. You can also contact the ADP Aline Card customer service team at 1-877- ADP-4321. You get four free calls per month to the 24-hour automated phone service in addition to one free call per month to a live customer service representative.
What should I do if my card is lost, stolen or damaged?
Report it immediately. Contact ADP Aline Card customer service team at 1-877-ADP-4321 or access the www.mycard.adp.com website top report a lost, stolen or damaged card. A new card will be sent to you.
How can I use the paper checks provided with the Aline Card?
You must call to activate checks before using them. Please call 1-866-880-7245 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. You’ll need to give the service representative information on the check you’re using and the exact amount it will be. After activation, you cannot change the check amount or it will result in a bounced check. When you request to use the check and authorize activation of it, funds will immediately be deducted from your Aline Card account. If ADP is unable to verify sufficient funds in your account, the request will be denied. After verification is complete, record the authentication number the service representative provides you on both the check and check stub to keep for your records. The date on the check must match the date of the activation.
Who should I contact with general questions or with questions about specific purchases on my card?
If you have questions about specific purchases or have additional questions about the Aline Card, contact the ADP Aline Card customer service team at 1-877- ADP-4321 or visit the www.mycard.adp.com website. There’s no fee for using the website, but keep in mind that you’ll pay fees if you exceed four calls per month to the 24-hour automated phone service and one call per month to a live customer service representative.
Are there costs associated with the Aline Card?
You can use your Aline Card at all AllPoint ATMs nationwide at no extra charge. You can also retrieve money from a Visa Member Bank or Visa Credit Union one time per pay period at no fee.
Most services associated with your card are free. However, there are minor fees for some services such as customer service, using out-of-network ATMs, requesting a balance inquiry or replacing a lost or stolen card. Click here for complete details on fees relating to the Aline Card.
How can I locate an AllPoint ATM?
How can I locate a Visa Member Bank or Visa Credit Union?
The Visa Member Banks in the West Philadelphia area include:
|Bank of America|| ||3925 Walnut Street|
|Wells Fargo Bank|| ||3431 Chestnut Street|
|PNC Bank|| ||3535 Market Street|
|PNC Bank|| ||200 South 40th Street|
|TD Bank|| ||38th and Walnut Streets|
|United Bank of Philadelphia|| ||38th Street and Lancaster Avenue|
|Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania|| ||134 South 34th Street|
The Visa Credit Unions in the West Philadelphia area include:
|University of Pennsylvania Student Federal Credit Union|| ||3401 Walnut Street, Suite 431-A|
|U of P Federal Credit Union|| ||3900 Chestnut Street|
Click here to get a complete listing of all Visa Member Banks.
Click here to get a complete listing of all Visa Credit Unions. (MS Excel is required to access these documents.)
How do I make an election of either Direct Deposit or the Aline Card system?
If you’re being paid by the University for the first time, you will automatically receive a Aline Card. However, you can choose Direct Deposit at any time. Click here to enroll for direct deposit via the U@Penn portal (see the Payroll and Tax section). Note: You will need to have an email address in the University of Pennsylvania online directory prior to enrolling in direct deposit. To update your email address in the online directory, open http://www.upenn.edu/directories/ and click on Update directory listings.
Who can I speak with if I have more questions?
If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Penn’s payroll department at email@example.com or 215-898-6301. You can also contact the ADP Aline Card customer service team at 1-877- ADP-4321 or visit the www.mycard.adp.com website. There’s no fee for using the website, but keep in mind that you’ll pay fees if you exceed four calls per month to the 24-hour automated phone service and one call per month to a live customer service representative.
In addition, please refer to the following document for more information (MS PowerPoint is required to access the document.): ADP Aline Card.
If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Penn’s payroll department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-898-6301. You can also contact the ADP Aline Card customer service team at 1-877- ADP-4321 or visit the www.mycard.adp.com website. There’s no fee for using the website, but keep in mind that you’ll pay fees if you exceed four calls per month to the 24-hour automated phone service and one call per month to a live customer service representative.