If an officer closes his/her checking account and does not notify the Payroll Unit the officers' salary will continue to be deposited into that account. If this happens,  the officer must wait until the financial institution returns the money back to the Treasury Department which can take up to 2-4 business days. Once the Treasury Department is notified that the monies have been returned, a cheque may be issued to the officer.

An officer can confirm that his/her salary is deposited by verifying his/her account balance with the officer's financial institution by phone or on-line.

The Government of the Virgin Islands provides direct deposit for public officers and employees to receive their salaries automatically. Obtainging a checking or savings accounts is strongly encouraged and is the preferred.

No. When participating in Direct Deposit, the full net pay amount must be made through Direct Deposit.

Employees may select up to three checking or savings accounts to divide their pay through Direct Deposit.

No. You may use any eligible financial institution in the British Virgin Islands.

Complete the payroll authorisation form and submit to the Department of Human Resources.

Yes. In special circumstances, an officer may request leave without pay for up to four weeks per calendar year. Leave without pay must be requested in writing or by completing the Leave Application Form, through the line manager at least eight weeks in advance and is subject to the discretion of the Head of Department or Permanent Secretary and the Department of Human Resources.

An officer does not earn leave, when he or she is on study leave, additional sick leave, interdiction or leave without pay.

No. Public officers are required to use his or her earned annual leave within the year it is earned.

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