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Office of the New York State Comptroller

State Payroll Services

Payroll Profile

  • More than 250,000 employees paid biweekly
  • $15 billion annual payroll
  • $3.4 billion in annual tax withholding
  • $1.81 billion in annual vendor payments
  • $75.1 million annually in garnishments
  • 323,000 W-2s distributed annually
  • 46 unions; 110 negotiating units
  • 7 retirement systems
  • 8 salary grade schedules
  • 300 State agencies - 559 payrolls
  • Weekly pay cycle (alternates between Administration and Institution payrolls)
  • More than 2,600 users of the Payroll System