About the Office of Payroll Administration

Welcome to the New York City Office of Payroll Administration.

Since 1984, the Office of Payroll Administration (OPA) has been providing consistent on-time processing and delivery of payroll and employee benefit services to more than 300,000 civil service workers at over eighty NYC government agencies. We report jointly to the Office of the Mayor and the City of New York Office of the Comptroller.

We are responsible for guiding the continued development and innovative enhancement of the Payroll Management System and related sub-systems, distributing employee pay, maintaining payroll bank accounts, coordinating payroll related matters among central and line agencies and between the City and external organizations (such as the Internal Revenue Service), developing and disseminating uniform payroll procedures, and maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the City's payroll.