|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 2015 uncashed payroll check greater than $19.99 on September 13, 2016. A second outreach letter was sent via certified mail to all employees with a 2015 uncashed payroll check greater than $999.99 on October 6, 2016 with a requested return date of October 25, 2016.
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, 2017 the checks were reissued. Any checks, including reissued checks, that remain uncashed as of February 28, 2017 will be stopped and the funds will be sent to the NYS Office of Unclaimed Funds on March 10, 2017.