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NYS Payroll Online

State Employees

✔ View your W-2
✔ View your direct deposit info
✔ Adjust your federal tax withholding
✔ View and suppress your pay stubs

To change your Address or Contact Info, go to SOLAR ->Security & Personal Data

To claim exemption from NY State withholding you must file form IT-2104-E and submit to State Payroll for processing


STEP 1: Log into SOLAR and go to NYS Payroll Online as shown below:

Log into SOLAR  For Employees → Payroll&Compensation → NYS Payroll Online.

Log into SOLAR   → Student Employment Service → NYS Payroll Online. 

STEP 2: Once you are redirected to SUNY Secure Sign On - select Stony Brook campus and " Remember Campus." 

STEP 3:  Enter your Net ID/Password when prompted.  The system may require you to sign in again. If this happens, please close the browser window and log in again by navigating back to NYS Payroll Online from your open SOLAR browser. 


RF Self-Service

RF Employees

✔ View your W-2
✔ Enroll in direct deposit
✔ Adjust your federal tax withholding
✔ View your pay stubs
✔ You can also change your Address and Contact Information on RF Self-Service

  • Go to
  • Go to Set up your Account
  • Use the RF Employee# provided at the top of your pay stub to validate your account and create a password

STEP 1 : Login at the top of the home page

STEP 2 : Go to the Self-Service link in the Business Application section of the internal site

Need Help? Visit RF Self-Service Guide





Stony Brook ID

(Employee ID)

Also known as your Employee ID or SOLAR ID, the Stony Brook ID is your 9-digit unique identifier used for our system of records. It is made up of only numbers, no letters. It can be found on your Stony Brook ID Card. If you do not remember it, you can perform a lookup using this tool:

Find My Stony Brook ID


Every active employee is assigned a NetID, which is used to access various computing resources. Your NetID is made up of only letters —  it is a combination of your first and last name. For help logging in for the first time, visit NetID Tool .

Find My NetID Password


Duo Security 2-Step Login is used to protect your account. One time set-up; added security every time you log into our internal systems. Register your 1st device with Duo from the NetID Single Sign On (SSO) page.

Duo Setup


The primary administrative system used by faculty and staff to update personal information, view vacation/sick accruals, print class rosters, submit grades and more. For help logging in for the first time visit Getting Started with SOLAR

Find my SOLAR User ID


(RF Employees)

  • RF Employees, log into SOLAR  
  • Go to →Security & Personal Data→External Identification Number.
  • Your RF ID will correspond with the Research Foundation external system.



(State Employees)

  • State employees, log into SOLAR  
  • Go to→ Security & Personal Data→External Identification Number.
  • Your NYS ID will correspond with the NYS ID external system & start with an “N.”



Go Paperless!

State Employees

Decline Paper Advices

State employees can decline printed copies of their paycheck advices. Go to→ SOLAR For Employees→ NYSPO →Go Paperless→Decline printed copy→Save

*Advices are not printed for RF Employees


Enable Pop-Ups?

Make NYSPO an Exception
  • Since your paycheck will display in a separate pop-up window, you may need to enable pop-ups
  • To allow pop ups throughout NYSPO, you can also set an exception in your browser’s privacy settings by adding .osc.state.ny


Using Internet Explorer 11?

Make IE a trusted site for NYSPO!
  • While in IE, go to ⇒Tools ⇒ Internet Options ⇒ Security tab ⇒ Select Trusted Sites
  • Open the Sites button and enter
  • Choose Add ⇒ Close ⇒OK