The Governor would not go along (except to the extent that she will permit the state to save payroll processing costs by using direct deposit).Many other states allow employers to mandate direct deposit of paychecks for their employees.All such fees shall be deducted from the person's compensation by the financial institution designated by the director of budget and management as part of the administration of such account by said financial institution.(G) An appointing authority desiring to fill a covered position shall list on all job postings for such covered position, regardless of the format of the posting, that authorizing a financial institution for the direct deposit of all compensation of the person selected for appointment is a minimum qualification for appointment to the covered position pursuant to section 124.151 of the Revised Code and this rule.(H) This rule does not prohibit nor does it restrict an appointing authority from offering to a person appointed to a non-covered position within the appointing authority the opportunity to have that person's compensation directly deposited into a financial institution of the person's choice. 119.032 review dates: 09/16/2013 and 09/15/2018Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 124.09, 124.151 Rule Amplifies: 124.151 Prior Effective Dates: 11/27/05, 7/1/06, 12/1/06, 1/18/09, 5/20/12Prior History: (Effective: 05/20/2012R.
Apparently, what is good for the goose is not good for the gander.
(D) The appointing authority of a person in a covered position who has failed to authorize the direct deposit of the person's compensation into a financial institution of the person's choice as set forth in paragraph (B) of this rule shall cause the person's compensation to be directly deposited into a financial institution designated by the director of budget and management for the benefit of the person.
A person in a covered position shall comply with all the requirements of the financial institution designated by the auditor of state under this paragraph and the department of administrative services if that person's compensation is deposited into said financial institution as a result of this paragraph.
(C) A person in a covered position who has not timely complied with the requirements of paragraph (B) of this rule, who has failed to timely comply with all the requirements of the financial institution designated by the director of budget and management or the department of administrative services as required by paragraph (D) of this rule, or who has failed to timely maintain an authorization for the direct deposit of the employee's compensation as required by paragraph (E) of this rule shall be subject to progressive discipline for cause, up to and including removal.
Any disciplinary actions against such a person for any violation of this rule shall be done in accordance with section 124.34 of the Revised Code or the applicable collective bargaining agreement.