by Daniel Rose, Director, Public Sector Payment Services, Conduent
For many government agencies, the days of “the check is in the mail” are long gone. States like Oklahoma have mandated that all state-issued payments need to take the form of electronic funds transfer, so instead of receiving checks, recipients and employees get their funds via direct deposit or payment card.
Payroll is an especially fruitful area for government agencies to implement a payment card program, since every agency needs to pay its employees.
My recent Q&A on the Conduent Blog, How Prepaid Payroll Works For Government, addresses some common questions about payroll cards for government programs. Find out what the major differences are between government and commercial payroll card programs, what types of public agencies are using the card for payroll, what difference the size of the jurisdiction makes, and more.