State Agencies Bulletin No. 1660

Agency Shop Fees
Date Issued
July 3, 2018


To notify agencies of the discontinuance of Agency Shop Fee deductions

Affected Employees

All employees paid by the New York State Payroll System (PayServ) who have an Agency Shop Fee deduction


As a result of the 06/27/18 Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Agency Shop Fee deductions must be discontinued for all affected State employees.

Effective Date(s)

Administration paychecks dated July 11, 2018
Institution paychecks dated July 19, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Employees with the Agency Shop Fee deduction.

Agency Actions

Agencies should notify employees of the following:

  1. Employees who previously had agency shop fees deducted from their paycheck will no longer have this fee deducted.
  2. Employees will continue to see their year-to-date (YTD) Agency Shop Fee deduction reflected on their pay stub through the end of the calendar year.
  3. Eligible new employees who have not opted to become a union member will see a $0.00 current Agency Shop Fee deduction amount and a $0.00 YTD balance reflected on their pay stub through the end of the calendar year. Eligible employees who opt to become a union member will see the appropriate current and YTD union dues deductions reflected on their pay stub.
  4. No other union-related deductions will be affected.

OSC Actions

OSC is currently programming changes in PayServ to prevent agency shop fees from being automatically deducted from employee paychecks. Until these changes have been implemented, OSC will reduce all agency shop fees to $0.00 beginning on the paycheck dates noted above.


Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Deduction mailbox.