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 U.S. Bank to offer the U.S. Bank Focus Payroll card. The Focus Card is a U.S. Bank based prepaid account in which pay can be loaded. Once loaded, money can be accessed at any U.S. Bank location, U.S. 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 U.S. Bank. The Focus Card will be included in these card packs. The agencies will access an online enrollment on the U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Bank Focus Payroll card can access their pay in multiple ways. See the Cardholder Fee Summary for details. 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 Card with another employer. 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
Additional Employer Information
Division of Accounts and Reports Informational Circular 23-P-001 Implementation of 100% Electronic Payment Policy for State of Kansas Payroll and Paycards.
US Bank Focus Card User Guide – Information regarding on-line enrollment for US Bank Focus Cards On-Line Enrollment website. Available electronically to agency payroll paycard coordinators. Please contact Statewide Payroll at 785-296-7059.
https://www.usbankprepaidadmin.com/ - US Bank 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.
The Focus Card is issued by U.S. Bank National Association pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. ©2022 U.S. Bank. Member FDIC.
US Bank Materials for Distribution
Materials provided to promote the US Bank Focus Card
US Bank Focus Card Poster (.pdf)
US Bank Focus Card Insert (.pdf)
US Bank Focus Card Handout (.pdf)