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Payroll Policies

The Office of the Budget issues commonwealth-wide payroll policies through the Office of Administration’s Directives Management System. Payroll policies that focus exclusively on commonwealth employee payroll issues can be found in the Payroll (315) series of management directives on the Office of Administration’s Financial Management Directives page.  Other policies that at least partially affect payroll can be found in the Pay (525) series on the Employee Development and Utilization Directives page.

The commonwealth’s personnel rules – which contain provisions addressing the pay plan and pay rules, entrance and reemployment pay, pay increases, working out of class, overtime, dual employment, attendance, and leave usage – are published in Management Directive 505.7, Personnel Rules (PDF).  See the listing below for more of the most frequently used commonwealth payroll policies.