|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 was sent to all employees with a 2016 uncashed payroll check greater than $19.99 on September 26, 2017. A second outreach letter was sent via certified mail to all employees with a 2016 uncashed payroll check greater than $999.99 on November 3, 2017 with a requested return date of November 20, 2017.
Signed outreach letters that were returned were treated as a written request for reissuance of a payroll check. If responses were received prior to January 1, 2018 the checks were reissued. Any 2016 paychecks, including reissued 2016 paychecks, that remained uncashed as of February 1, 2018 will be stopped and the funds will be sent to the NYS Office of Unclaimed Funds on February 21, 2018.