What is POSC?
POSC, the Payroll Online Service Center, is a secured access website that was created
by the State of Maryland’s Central Payroll Bureau in June 2005. The site allows employees
to view an electronic version of their pay stub, W-2 form and other payroll-related
information. For more information or for help using the POSC, contact the Financial
Services help line at 410-704-5599, option 1 or finservehelp AT_TOWSON
What are the benefits of POSC?
POSC allows you to view pay stub data the Monday before each pay day, view 12 rolling
months of pay stub history, retrieve and/or print W-2 information, make changes to
your W-4 withholding, and update your home address.
What are the guidelines for enrolling in POSC?
Employees already signed up for direct deposit should use POSC to register for web
access only (this means accessing direct deposit pay advices online, rather than receiving
by mail). Employees still receiving a hard copy pay check are encouraged to enroll
in direct deposit, wait until the application is processed and then use POSC to choose
web access only.
How do I create a sign-in for POSC?
To complete the sign up process and establish a login ID and password, you will be
required to supply the following information:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Agency number (Towson’s agency number is 360224)
- Check/advice number (located at the top right of your most recent pay advice or paycheck)
Once you have this information available, go to the POSC start page. For further information, please see the POSC Sign up Instructions (PDF).
How do I enroll in direct deposit?
If you are still receiving a hard copy pay check, follow these steps to enroll in
How does direct deposit work?
On payday, your net pay is deposited into your designated checking or savings account
by electronic fund transfer based on information provided by the Central Payroll Bureau
(CPB) to your bank through the State Treasurer’s Office.
When will I receive my first direct deposit?
It takes two pay periods for direct deposit of your net pay to begin. You will still
receive a pay check in the mail for the first pay period after you submit your application
form. During this pay period, Central Payroll Bureau conducts a test with your bank
to verify that the banking information that you provided is properly recognized.