The State of Kansas maintains a 100% electronic payment policy for payroll payments. In support of this policy, the State of Kansas has partnered with US Bank to offer the US Bank FOCUS Paycard. The Focus card is a US Bank based bank account in which pay can be deposited. Once deposited, money can be accessed immediately at any US Bank location, US Bank ATM, or VISA-member banks and ATMs nationwide. Also, the FOCUS card can be used to make purchases at any retail location where PIN and signature based debit card transactions are accepted.
The program includes issuing “Instant Issue Card Packs” provided by US Bank. The FOCUS card will be included in these card packs. The agencies will access an online enrollment on the US Bank website and select the FOCUS card number applicable to the instant issue pack and enter the necessary employee information. When saved, the account will be registered with US Bank. The agency will be able to access the routing number and account number applicable to each account and print a voided check which the employee will use to complete the DA-184 Authorization for Direct Deposit of Employee Pay and/or Employee Travel form. The agency will use the completed DA-184 form to enter the payment information into the SHARP (or Regents) HR/Payroll system. The employee will follow the instructions on the card to establish a PIN.
Employees utilizing a US Bank FOCUS Paycard can access their pay in multiple ways. See the Cardholder Fee Summary for details. All accounts are individual FDIC bank accounts and can be used for credit references and other deposits. The FOCUS cards are portable, meaning if the employee leaves state employment the card goes with them and the individual can continue to use the FOCUS Paycard with another employer. The employee will need to contact US Bank in this instance. State of Kansas has no liability or costs associated with this program.
US Bank Focus Paycard Contacts (.pdf)
State of Kansas Paycard Questions: (785) 296-7059
Division of Accounts and Reports Informational Circular 11-P-005 Implementation of 100% Electronic Payment Policy for State of Kansas Payroll and Paycards.
US Bank Focus Cards User Guide(.pdf) – Information regarding on-line enrollment for US Bank Focus Cards On-Line Enrollment website.
https://www.usbankprepaidadmin.com/ - US Bankl On-Line Enrollment.
Administrative User Request Form - Form used to add new administrative users for State of Kansas agencies. Agencies are required to fill out the user information at the top and send completed form to Statewide Payroll.