2011 ORS § 292.026¹
Issuing payroll checks

(1) After preparation of the payroll, the aggregate amount as prescribed by ORS 292.024 (Warrant for aggregate amount allowed plus assessments) shall be deposited in the Joint Payroll Account. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may issue checks in the proper amount even though reimbursement funds payable to the Joint Payroll Account are not available on the date of issuance. The checks shall be drawn on the State Treasurer and be payable from the Joint Payroll Account. The checks shall be issued to:

(a) The officers and employees of the state agency who are entitled to receive payments under the payroll as allowed by the department.

(b) The persons, public or private, including persons responsible for holding or investing an officer or employees individual retirement account, section 408, Internal Revenue Code of 1954, in effect on January 1, 1987, entitled to receive the authorized employee deductions under the payroll as allowed by the department.

(c) Banks, savings and loan associations or credit unions, including persons responsible for holding or investing an officer or employees individual retirement account entitled to receive direct deposit of payroll checks as preauthorized by employee.

(2) Checks issued under subsection (1)(b) or (c) of this section may be for the aggregate amount due under the payroll to the person, public or private, entitled to receive the money or the department may utilize an automatic or electronic transfer of funds system authorized by the State Treasurers office in lieu of issuing checks. The department may, where monthly payments are not required, issue checks less frequently than monthly to the persons, public or private, entitled to receive payments under subsection (1)(b) of this section. [1955 c.495 §6; 1967 c.454 §82; 1969 c.378 §5; 1979 c.718 §1; 1981 c.567 §1; 1985 c.355 §1]