Section 110.113, Florida Statutes (F.S.) requires that all employees appointed to a position in state government participate in the direct deposit program. The only exception is if the employee can demonstrate that direct deposit creates a hardship situation. This Agency Addressed provides general guidelines for hardship exemptions and the procedures for requesting an exemption. It also replaces Comptroller Memorandum No. 01 issued during the 1996/97 fiscal year. For information concerning this legislation, please see Comptroller's Memorandum No.04(2000-01) located at http://www.dbf.state.fl.us/aadir/cmmain.html.
Hardship exemption requests that may receive favorable consideration are: work/home locations, physical traits, health conditions or credit history. Employees must submit requests through their personnel offices and document reason(s) for requesting an exemption. Documentation need not include information that is generally considered confidential, such as a medical condition.
Please contact Jack Peterson, Direct Deposit Administrator, at (850) 410-9434, SunCom 210-9434 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions concerning this memorandum or the following procedures.
2. Subsection 110.113(2), F. S. also grants an automatic exemption to persons in other-personal-services (OPS) positions that are temporary, common or casual in nature. The Department of Banking and Finance does not consider established positions that are paid from an appropriation category other than salaries to meet the intended use of other-personal-services in this subsection.
3. Fair Labor Standards has no bearing on the requirement to be paid by direct deposit.
4. Exemptions based on hardship must:
5. A request submitted by E-Mail to the Personnel Officer for his (her) approved authority can be sent via E-Mail to email@example.com
6. The law requires that the employee “…demonstrate a hardship…” A request must contain a clear explanation of the reason(s) the employee believes a hardship will exist if required to participate in direct deposit. It must include any documents that the employee believes support the reason for the exemption.
7. A common misconception is the State having access to an employee's bank account. The State has no means of accessing any information about an employee's account even if they are on direct deposit.