Direct Deposit

The Payroll Office encourages all employees to have direct deposit. Payroll direct deposit is the process by which your paycheck is electronically deposited to your checking or savings account.

Benefits of Direct Deposit

  • Peace of mind: No worries about mail delays and lost or stolen checks.
  • Convenience: No special trips to pick up and deposit checks.
  • Freedom: Payments are automatically deposited to your account, even if you are out of town or ill.
  • Savings: No check cashing fees.

Direct Deposit Form for New York State Employees

Direct Deposit forms, to be used for enrollment, changes and cancellations, may be picked up in the Office of Human Resource Services, 1219, 1223 or 1231 Boylan Hall, or you may download here.

Closing or Changing your Bank Account Information

You must change or cancel your direct deposit at least seven business days prior to a payday to avoid having your funds deposited into a closed/invalid account. If the stop/change was not made in time, a paper check will be generated only after the funds are redirected back to us by the Office of the State Comptroller (there are no exceptions). You will be contacted when the check is available for pick-up.


If you have any questions regarding direct deposit, please speak with any member of the Office of Human Resource Services, 718.951.5377.