Are You a State Employee or a Local Employee?
State government employees are individuals who are employed by a department, agency or authority operated by the State of New York. State government employees receive their pay from the New York State Office of State Comptroller.
Local government employees are individuals who are employed by an agency, department or authority operated by a municipality, school district or other local government body within New York State. This includes counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, BOCES or special districts. Local government employees receive their pay from the local government entity which employs them. If you are in a position such as a: School Bus Driver, Deputy Sheriff, Water Treatment Plant Operator or Teacher Aide, you are likely to be an employee working in local government in New York State.