Payroll

The Payroll Administration Unit provides services to state employees including all aspects of the salary and state payroll system.  This includes:

  • Furnishing employees with copies of W-2 and paycheck stubs
  • Paycheck items such as direct deposit, tax withholdings, deductions, retirement deductions, loans and arrears
  • Adjustments to paychecks including longevity payments, performance advances, lump sum payments, overtime, holiday payments, and any additional pay factors
  • Pertinent information for payroll is also handled by this team including Employee Identification Numbers and employment verification letters
  • Forms such as taxable use of state vehicles, unemployment, and no-fault forms are made available by this team.

For assistance please contact the BSC Payroll Administration Unit email at BSCPayrollAdmin@ogs.ny.gov, by phone at (518) 457-4272, or by fax at (518) 457-1879. The mailing address for the Payroll Administration Unit is 1220 Washington Ave. Building 5, Floor 4, Albany, NY 12226-1900.

Payroll FAQs

  • Q.
    Where can I find my employee ID number?
    A.

    Your employee ID number can be found on your paystub or by calling the BSC Payroll Administration Unit.

  • Q.
    How do I get copies of my paystub or W2?
    A.

    Email the BSC Payroll Administration Unit at BSCPayrollAdmin@ogs.ny.gov, requesting to have a copy sent to you.

  • Q.
    Where do I send my tax withholding and direct deposit form?
    A.

    Mail your tax withholding and direct deposit forms to:

    BSC Payroll Administration Unit
    1220 Washington Ave,
    Building 5, Floor 4
    Albany, NY 12226-1900

  • Q.
    When will I get my first check?
    A.

    Paychecks are on a two week lag. This means you will not get your first check for up to four weeks.

  • Q.
    What paycheck will I receive my overtime pay in?
    A.

    Overtime is usually received two weeks later than your normal paycheck, meaning it usually takes 4 weeks to receive payment for overtime worked.

  • Q.
    When are performance advances paid?
    A.

    Performance advances are paid in April and October depending on your bargaining unit and your anniversary date in grade.

  • Q.
    What is Salary withholding?
    A.

    Salary withholding is a program where one day of pay is held for each of your first five paychecks.  You will receive this back upon retirement or leaving state service and will be based on your rate of pay upon separation.

  • Q.
    What are Union Dues?
    A.

    Union Dues are a mandatory payment to the union for representation, regardless of membership.

  • Q.
    Where can I get Payroll forms and publications?
    A.

    See links above for the most commonly used forms and publications.  If other types of forms are needed, you can call  the BSC Payroll Administration Unit at (518) 457-4272, or email them at BSCPayrollAdmin@ogs.ny.gov for assistance.

  • Q.
    I have questions related to retirement (ex. percentage being taken out of paycheck, lump sum payment, etc.) who do I contact?
    A.

    Call the BSC Payroll Administration Unit at (518) 457-4272 and someone will assist you.