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.