Updated Procedures for Initiating or Terminating Payroll Deductions for Union Dues
To provide the Unified Court System with an updated list of those unions that submit membership and dues transactions via electronic file submissions to OSC
Courts employees who are seeking to initiate or terminate deductions for union dues
A recent internal review of the procedures for initiating and terminating payroll deductions for union dues has highlighted the need to ensure that all actions taken with respect to union dues deductions are properly authorized, verified and executed.
As the State’s payroll administrator, OSC is responsible for processing required payroll deductions (e.g., income tax and wage garnishments) and authorized deductions (e.g., deferred compensation and union dues). With respect to the deduction for union dues, because OSC is not a party to the relationship between the unions and its members and because the process for initiating and severing union membership varies by union, OSC must rely upon the unions for the information necessary to determine whether and when a member/union relationship has been initiated, severed, or otherwise changed. To ensure that all actions taken in PayServ regarding union membership and union dues deductions are accurate and properly authorized, requests for the initiation, cessation or modification of dues deductions must come from a union via electronic file submissions to OSC.
Currently, certain unions submit membership and dues deductions transactions via electronic file submissions directly into PayServ. Other unions do not currently have the capability to do so. Agencies will no longer be allowed to process union dues deductions via direct entry into PayServ for those unions that submit membership and dues transactions via electronic file submissions to OSC.
Agencies will continue to initiate, discontinue and modify the payroll deduction in PayServ for those unions that do not currently submit membership and dues transactions via electronic file submissions to OSC.
OSC will process all union dues-related transactions submitted by the unions as soon as practicable consistent with payroll processing requirements. In most cases, the transaction will be processed in the next pay cycle following submission.
Friday, November 16, 2018 for paychecks dated:
November 28, 2018 (Administration)
December 6, 2018 (Institution)
OSC will remove the functionality in PayServ that allows agencies to initiate, discontinue or modify the payroll deduction for union dues. The attached document provides a list of those unions that submit membership and dues transactions via electronic file submissions to OSC.
The attached document also provides a list of those unions that do not currently submit membership and dues transactions via electronic file and agencies are allowed to continue to initiate, discontinue and modify the payroll deduction in PayServ.
Notify employees to contact their union to initiate, terminate or modify their membership status.
Please send questions to the payroll deduction mailbox.