Date: January 12, 2015

Bulletin Number: 1374


Deduction Priority Schedule (Updated)


To provide agency payroll staff with OSC’s current Deduction Priority Schedule.

Affected Employees

Employees whose gross salary is insufficient to cover all active deductions.

OSC Actions

The Deduction Priority Schedule is used to determine the order in which deductions are taken when an employee’s gross salary is insufficient to cover all their deductions.  If an employee does not have enough gross earnings to cover a deduction with a higher priority, the lower priority deductions will not be withheld as well.

Deductions are taken in the following priority:

  • Taxes
  • Retirement Contributions/Arrears
  • SS/Medicare Deficiency
  • Garnishments
  • Strike Fines/Unemployment Owed
  • State/CUNY Health Insurance/Health Care Flex Spending
  • Parking/Maintenance/Fingerprint Fees/Union Insurances
  • Union Dues/Agency Shop Fee
  • Dependent Care
  • Transit Programs (GOER and CUNY)
  • Voluntary Contributions/Savings
  • Loans
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

Control-D Report

The Control-D NPAY722 Deductions Not Taken Report is available weekly.  Employees who have insufficient gross salary to cover all deductions will appear on this report.



Questions may be directed to the Payroll Deduction mailbox.