|Abandoned Property Law §102 requires that uncashed checks become abandoned property after one year.
Abandoned Property Law §1422 requires State agencies to perform certain payee notification requirements:
In accordance with Abandoned Property Law §1422, an initial outreach letter will be sent to all employees with a 2016 uncashed payroll check greater than $19.99 in September of 2017. A second outreach letter will be sent via certified mail to all employees with a 2016 uncashed payroll check greater than $999.99 in October of 2017.
Signed outreach letters that are returned will be treated as a written request for reissuance of a payroll check. If responses are received prior to January 1, 2018 the checks will be reissued. Any checks, including reissued checks, that remain uncashed as of February 28, 2018 will be stopped and the funds will be sent to the NYS Office of Unclaimed Funds on March 9, 2018.