Kansas Department of Administration

17-P-025 New Payroll Paycard Provider (June 28, 2017)

Informational Circular No.: 17-P-025

Effective Date: August 1, 2017

Contact Name: Carmen Waters

Ph: (785) 296-7059

Email: Carmen.Waters@ks.gov

Approval:    Nancy Ruoff (Original Signature on File)
Summary: US Bank is the new payroll Paycard provider effective 8/1/17


The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Statewide Payroll has signed a new contract for payroll Paycard services with US Bank featuring the US Bank FOCUS Paycard program.  Employees that currently utilize the Skylight payroll paycard will have the option to continue to use their existing Skylight paycard or transition to the new US Bank FOCUS Paycard program.

The FOCUS Paycard program will expand the features and ATM networks available to State of Kansas employees who choose to participate in the FOCUS Paycard program.

Some of the key features for FOCUS Paycard program participants include:

  • Expanded ATM network including US Bank, Allpoint, and MoneyPass ATMs
  • U.S. Bank FOCUS Mobile App to access account, check balance, and view transactions
  • Available interest-bearing savings account feature
  • Text/Email alerts, online bill pay, and more!

Statewide Payroll is working with the US Bank transition team to implement the new paycard program by August 1, 2017. Agencies will be receiving a request from Statewide Payroll to provide the agency-specific information required to set up the administrative portal for the US Bank FOCUS Paycard program.  The process for issuing a FOCUS Paycard will be similar to the existing process including instant-issue packs, auto-inventory replenishment options, and on-line instant-issue card enrollment.  US Bank and Statewide Payroll will provide training for agency HR/Payroll staff on the US Bank FOCUS Paycard administrative portal in late July. Additional information will be sent out as it is available.

Agencies are asked to continue to use the Skylight paycard for any new employees requesting a Paycard through July 31, 2017.  Effective August 1, 2017, agencies will issue the US Bank FOCUS Paycard to new or existing employees seeking to utilize a paycard as part of their payroll payment solution.

Questions regarding the new Paycard program can be directed to Carmen Waters at 785-296-7059 or by email at Carmen.waters@ks.gov, or to Amanda Entress at 785-296-3887 or by email at Amanda.entress@ks.gov.



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