State Payroll Services
Understanding Your Payroll Documents
“A Brief Description of NYS Form W-2 Statements” describes how certain data is obtained and what it represents. "An Introduction to Getting Paid by NYS" explains the information on your paycheck or Direct Deposit advice and your pay stub.
Direct Deposit is the fastest, most convenient and most reliable way to receive your pay. On payday, funds are electronically transferred to your selected account(s). You have no worries about lost or stolen checks. You can choose up to a maximum of eight different accounts at one or multiple financial institutions and indicate the percentage and/or fixed amounts to be deposited into each account.
Employment Verification Requests
To obtain information regarding your employment with New York State from 1998 to the present, please contact your agency Payroll Office.
For information regarding employment prior to 1998, please complete the Personal Privacy Protection Law Release form which authorizes the Bureau of State Payroll Services to release payroll information.
Upon completion, this form must be notarized and mailed to:
Office of the State Comptroller
Bureau of State Payroll Services
110 State Street, 8th Floor
Albany, NY 12236
Questions regarding prior service history may be sent to: PayrollHistory@osc.state.ny.us.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a compilation of frequently asked payroll questions. If you have additional questions, please e-mail: Payroll@osc.state.ny.us.