USC payroll checks are valid for 90 days after they are issued. After that time, they become “stale-dated” (no longer negotiable) and move from the payroll bank account to the State of California-mandated escheat account. If you need a stale-dated check reissued, contact your department’s payroll coordinator.
When an employee turns in a stale-dated check which needs to be reissued, it will be verified, logged, and turned over to bank reconciliation, who will reissue the check. This process will take approximately ten to fifteen working days.
When the check is reissued, the employee will receive an email indicating it is available for pickup. The re-issuance of a stale-dated check will have no effect on the individual employee’s record or your account, even if it is for a prior fiscal or calendar year.