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 the complete list of customer agencies receiving these services, please view: BSC HR Services Chart.

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.

    Employee ID numbers can be found on your paystub. Look for the area on your paystub identified as "NYS EMPLID", next to the Department ID and under the Pay Start Date/Pay End Date section of your paystub.

    You can also find your N Number on the LATSNY Timesheet profile. Click on your name on the timesheet; a pop up box will open. The N number will be the second box on the left.

    If you are a new employee and have not received your first paycheck or you have not had your LATSNY Timesheet set up yet, contact your agency Human Resources( HR) office for assistance.

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

    There are two ways to get copies of your W-2.

    1. If you have access to NYS Payroll Online (NYSPO), the W-2 is available to view, print and save at https://psonline.osc.ny.gov.

    Note: If your agency is not enrolled for NYS Payroll Online, send the name and contact information of your appointed Agency Coordinator to NYSPayrollOnlineHelp@osc.state.ny.us. NYSPO will provide your Agency Coordinator with additional resources and assistance in rolling out NYSPO to your agency.

    2. Send a written request to BSC using one of the following methods:

    Email: bscpayrolladmin@ogs.ny.gov

    Fax: (518) 457-1879

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

    The request should include:

    • Employee name
    • NYS Employee ID
    • Tax year
    • How you would like to receive the copy (in person or mail)
      • Include your mailing address if you are requesting a copy by mail

    We cannot fax or email copies of W-2's to you.

     

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

    Send your completed tax withholding and/or direct deposit forms to the BSC by:

    E-mail: bscpayrolladmin@ogs.ny.gov

    Fax: (518) 457-1879

    Mail: 

    BSC Records Management Unit, Human Resources
    1220 Washington Ave.
    Building 5, Floor 4
    Albany, NY 12226-1900

    Completed forms will be processed and typically the requested changes will take effect within two pay periods.

    If for any reason a form cannot be processed and is rejected, you will receive a rejection notification from the BSC with further instructions.

  • 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.
    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.