General Paycheck, Direct Deposit & POSC FAQ'S:
I need to access the Payroll Online Service Center to print off my current paystub/advice. How can I do this?
The link for the POSC system can be found on MYUB under HR Self Service and View Paycheck Options (Official Paycheck). The direct website link from the Central Payroll Bureau is:https://interactive.marylandtaxes.com/Extranet/cpb/POSC/User/Start.aspx . To create a login with the POSC system you will need your social security #, the agency code 360228, and your last check advice number found on the upper right hand corner of official paystub/advice. If you have not received a direct deposit advice in the last month, please contact the payroll office at 410-837-4852 to get more current advice #. Do not use paycheck/advice # found from MYUB under HR Self Service and Unofficial Quick Link since this is a check view only available for convenience to be able to see most check information without logging into the Central Payroll Bureau website. The advice # found here cannot be used to create POSC login.
I need to reset my login/password because I forgot. How do I do this?
Go to the Central Payroll Bureau POSC website page(see I need to access POSC FAQ above) and click on RecoverLogin / Reset forgotten password link above Sign up and Login, whichever is applicable, and follow instructions. If still unable to reset either login or password after attempting this reset, then contact Central Payroll Bureaus POSC helpline at 410-260-7387.
I lost my W-2. How can I get a new copy?
To view and retrieve a copy of your W-2, access the Central Payroll Bureau POSC website page (see I need to access POSC FAQ above) and then once logged in, click on “View/Print Duplicate W-2” radio button and it will then bring up the ability to choose up to 5 years of W-2’s. Click on PDF, and select year desired for view and print. Then click “Next” at the bottom of the page to bring up PDF view.
I need to adjust my W-4 tax withholding? What is the best way to get this completed?
To change your W4 tax withholding (except if you wish to claim exempt from tax withholding), access the Central Payroll Bureau POSC website page (see I need to access POSC FAQ above) and then once logged in, click on “Update W-4 (Tax Withholding)” radio button and it will then bring up the ability to adjust your W-4 tax withholding online. If you are turning in your W-4 for the first time (new hire) or want to claim exempt from taxes, a manual form will need to be submitted. Payroll and Tax Forms
I submitted a direct deposit set up form with my new hire paperwork. Will my first pay check be direct deposited.
Unless your paperwork was submitted more than a month ahead of time of receiving payment, a new employee’s first payment will be in the form of a manual check. Usually the direct deposit will begin within the next two pay periods. If direct deposit does not start up within this time period, then the payroll department should be contacted at 410-837-4852.
I am currently being paid through a Manual check. How will I receive this check.
All manual checks are mailed the day before the pay date from the Central Payroll Bureau in Annapolis per State of Maryland requirement to the address submitted through either the most current W-4 tax form or CPB address change form. To confirm the most current address at the Central Payroll Bureau, access the POSC and look at your most current pay stub.
I have decided to begin having my paycheck go to direct deposit. Can I set up direct deposit on the Central Payroll Bureau Payroll Online Service Center (POSC)?
To begin direct deposit of your pay for the first time, a signed paper copy of the Central Payroll Bureau Direct Deposit form will need to be submitted. It can be mailed directly to the Central Payroll Bureau at the address shown on the form or it can be dropped off at the Human Resources Department or Payroll Department for forwarding. Payroll and Tax Forms
I need to change my current direct deposit account. How can I do this?
To change your current direct deposit account, access the Central Payroll Bureau POSC website page (see I need to access POSC FAQ above) and then once logged in, click on “Update Direct Deposit” radio button and it will then bring up the ability to change your current direct deposit bank account # to a new one. Once this change is completed, a manual check will occur for one pay period while the new account # is being prenoted (checked for validity) and then the following pay period will go direct deposit to new account. If this is the first time setting up your direct deposit or a manual check is currently being received, a signed CPB direct deposit authorization form will need to be submitted. Payroll and Tax Forms
I have not received my current direct deposit paystub in the mail, how do I get a copy?
Direct Deposit pay stubs are no longer mailed to employee’s home as part of the State of Maryland’s and UB’s “Going Green” initiative. To view and retrieve a copy of your Direct Deposit advice, access the Central Payroll Bureau POSC website page (see I need to access POSC FAQ above) and then once logged in, click on “Current Year Pay Stub” radio button and it will then bring up one year’s paystubs/advices. Click on PDF link beside date of paystub/advice desired for view and print.
I found a check that I thought I cashed. Am I still able to cash this check?
Yes, as long as it is not over six months old. If it is, contact the payroll department at 410-837-4852 to request that the check be reissued.
Why doesn't my bi-weekly salary multiplied by 26 pay periods equal my annual salary?
Employee salaries are budgeted as an annual amount within a fiscal year. The annual salary is for 365 days and paid on a bi-weekly basis. The bi-weekly pay consists of 14 days. To arrive at a correct bi-weekly salary rate you must divide the annual salary by the fraction 26.071428 in a non leap year.
Annual Salary $36,000.00 = $1,380.82 Biweekly Pay Adjusted Pay Periods 26.071428
***In case of a leap year there is an additional day (366 days in a year) so the pay period factor to be used is 26.142857 giving a further reduced biweekly rate.