The primary mission of the Electronic Payments Committee is to promote expanded use of direct deposit and electronic payments. Committee members strive to educate both employers and employees about the benefits of electronic payments. These efforts include regular contributions to the Electronic Payments column in PAYTECH magazine and the annual update to The Guide to Successful Electronic Payments. Committee members interact with industry stakeholders and NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association to provide guidance on electronic payment issues that affect payroll professionals. Through their educational outreach efforts, Committee members help payroll professionals remain in compliance with new and existing rules governing electronic payments.