Paperless Pay

Paperless Pay is a Towson University program resulting from the decision by Central Payroll Bureau (CPB) to stop distribution of paper pay checks. As a result, and to decrease costs associated with mailing pay checks and direct deposit advices, TU encourages all employees to sign up for direct deposit and the Payroll Online Service Center's (POSC) web access only option.

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

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 direct deposit:

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.

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