Direct Deposit Coming for Vacation Checks (6/16)


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As is being reported at the June membership meetings, in response to numerous requests from rank-and-file SIU members, the trustees of the Seafarers Vacation Plan recently approved the development of a direct deposit option for vacation checks.


Seafarers Plans Administrator Maggie Bowen reported, “We have been working with our system developer to put this process in place. This change requires updates to our desktop applications as well as changes to the member portal (linked on the SIU home page at We will be updating the screens on the portal to allow members to enter their banking information for direct deposit.”


She added that the updated system with the direct-deposit option is expected to be ready for use in July.


Check the News section of the SIU website for any updates.




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