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College Workers Can Scrap Their Pay Stubs

College Workers Can Scrap Their Pay Stubs


SUNY Cortland employees can now go green while earning some green, thanks to a new service that lets them scrap their paper paystubs in favor of accessing the same information online.

NYS Payroll Online! offers College staff and faculty an opportunity to help save trees, reduce carbon emissions and win prizes by opting not to receive paper paystubs/direct deposit advices. 

The service, implemented by the New York State Office State Comptroller (OSC), will not reduce only the amount of paper generated by the College’s biweekly payroll, but also offer additional employee services aimed at improving convenience and efficiency. Employees can:

  • View and print their pay statement
  • Change their tax withholdings
  • View and print current and prior-year W-2 income statements
  • Update their email address


And, all employees who opt out by Friday, Sept. 30, will have their names entered into a raffle for prizes that include Fitbits and an assortment of gift cards.

To access the new service: 

  • Simply sign into myRedDragon 
  • Go to the Faculty/Staff tab
  • Select HR Services/TAS in the Important Links channel
  • Write down or otherwise note your NYS ID number (N#) located in the top right corner of the SUNY HR Home Screen – this will be needed to verify your identity in NYS Payroll Online
  • Click on the “NYS Payroll Online” icon, located in Self Service box
  • Complete and submit the initial verification process with the last 4 digits of your SSN and your NYS Employee ID number (N# from the HR Home screen or on your paystub).
  • Click “FINISH” to continue to the NYS Payroll Online Home Page

To opt out of receiving a paper statement:

  • Select the “Update Pay Statement” option and follow the instructions to opt out.

If your session expires when you are on the NYS Payroll Online Home Page, you will be directed to the NYS log-in. You will NOT be able to get back in using this log-in. You must always access this service through MyRedDragon and the HR Services/TAS link

For additional information, and for a description of the full suite of services offered through NYS Payroll Online, click here. If you have any questions, please call Payroll at 607-753-2405.