Some state workers upset by direct deposit

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Some Vermont state employees are upset by a new requirement that all workers have their pay deposited directly into their banks.

The move is expected to save the state about $70,000 a year.

The goal was to have the system in place by Oct. 1, but during the last pay period about 300 of the state’s 10,000 employees were still receiving paper checks.

Vermont State Hospital employee Ann Paro says some workers don’t trust direct deposit.

Human Resources Commissioner David Herlihy says there will have to be exemptions.

He says those who can prove two banks have denied them service or that they belong to a religious sect that bars the use of technology for financial transactions will be allowed to receive printed checks.

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