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Important Announcement

The State of Maryland recently increased the standard deduction for Tax Year 2018 to a maximum value of $2,250 from $2,000 for individual tax payers.

Central Payroll is updating the tax table for Maryland Residents effective Pay Period Ending 09/11/2018. Most employees residing in Maryland will see a reduction in their Maryland state withholding tax by $1.00 or less, which will result in a slight increase in Net Pay for Pay Date 09/19/2018.

News release effective July 27, 2018

Over the last four (4) business days, the State’s Financial Management Information System (FMIS) has been off-line due to technical issues.  DoIT, the State’s Office of Information Technology, has worked tirelessly around the clock in an effort to bring the system back online.  While this outage did not impact Central Payroll’s ability to process and pay our Regular employees timely, it has impacted most of our post payroll payments and deposits on our employees’ behalf.  We have worked diligently with the General Accounting Division and the State Treasurers Office to ensure all deposits were handled as timely as possible.  We were able to complete entry of all remaining vendor deposit transactions on 7/26/18 when FMIS came back online, those transactions were processed last night through the R*STARS system and should be available for your investment vendors today.   Thank you.

News release effective June 29, 2018

On 6/27/2018 The Supreme Court of the United States ruled to reverse their previous decision to allow the collection of  involuntary ‘Service Fees’.  With that said, the State of Maryland, Central Payroll Bureau will immediately stop all involuntary union ‘Service Fee' deductions from employee pay checks.  Beginning with the pay period of 6/20/18 - 7/3/18 the involuntary ‘Service Fee’ deductions will not be taken.  This decision does not impact any payment or its amount of voluntary membership dues to the unions. Thank you. 

Below is the link to the opinion for your reference:

News release effective  May 25, 2018

Effective with paychecks issued on 5/30/18 and afterwards, deductions with the heading of “UNION DUES” will be changed to a more appropriate heading such as: AFSCME DUES or AFT-HC-MD DUES or MPEC DUES or SLEOLA DUES.  Central Payroll is not eliminating your deduction we are just changing its name.  We will be working with the appropriate Union to make this change as quickly as possible.          

Thank You

Robert Murphy, Director

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