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Welcome to the California State Controller's Office (SCO) web page for the Personnel/Payroll Services Division (PPSD).  We administer the Uniform State Payroll System and audit and process all personnel and payroll transactions for state civil service and exempt employees and the California State University system.  We provide information required to manage the personnel resources of the State, account for salary and wage expenditures, and provide data to the retirement systems necessary for the calculation of employee retirement benefits.                          

What's New!    

  • NEW eLearning! "PAR Errors: How to Identify Them & How to Avoid Them" is now available here!  Make sure to check the eLearning page for more information.

  • The Benefits Calendar has now moved to the Decentralized Payroll Calendar.

  • In an effort to prevent the duplication of social security numbers within PIMS, before keying new appointments please use the link to verify that the social security is valid. Dual SSN Info  https://www.ssa.gov/bso/bsowelcome.htm

  • If you have had any employees who recently experienced a loss in coverage due to late verification during Dependent Eligibility Verification, please click here

  • Federal Tax rates have been updated for 2018 and all pay calculators have been updated accordingly.          
  • Human Resources Suggestion Email Box - Is now available PPSDHRSuggestions@sco.ca.gov
  • CS Weekly Processing Dates 
  • CSU Weekly Processing Dates

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