Direct Deposit Reactivated on ESS

Boston University is committed to securing the personal information of our faculty and staff. In light of the recent Phishing events the Direct Deposit banking information on Employee Self Service (ESS) was disabled as a security precaution. A working group was formed and has been working diligently to develop more robust security measures to safeguard our employee’s personal banking information.

We are pleased to announce starting February 19, 2014 the Direct Deposit Link on ESS is once again available for use. Enhancements have been made to the Direct Deposit application by adding Banking validation checks. You will now be asked for your Current MAIN Bank account information when making banking changes to your existing account. Newly hired employees may skip this field.

The working group is also looking at developing more advanced and long term security solutions for the SAP Employee Self Service portal. We will have more information to share with soon on these future improvements.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any problems or questions related to Direct Deposit, please feel free to contact the Payroll Office at 617-353-2270 or e-mail