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Central Payroll System

Category: Enterprise Applications

​The Central Payroll System (CPS) is a common payroll processing and management system. It generates payrolls for 82 customer agencies, using specified pay schedules, for each pay period in a calendar year. It is on-line and standardizes the processes and procedures pertaining to payroll. It is offered for use by both code and non-code Illinois State agencies and is administered by the Enterprise Business Application Systems (EBAS) Team.
CPS averages 160,000+ transactions per month. By offering a common application such as CPS to its customers, BCCS is able to reduce the costs associated with individual duplication of payroll system operations among its various customers. CPS customers also benefit from enhanced flexibility and report processing.



Unit of Measure 

Debit Code 


Central Payroll

Per Record on File 165

$ 1.26

What is Included?


  • CPS enables customers to add, change and delete payroll information concerning their respective employees.
  • CPS provides for the direct deposit of paychecks to employee bank accounts to be processed through Central Payroll.
  • CPS updates all relevant tax tables.

What Should You Expect?

  • Service support hours are Monday through Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.
  • Service Desk support and assistance.
  • An accurate and less time-consuming payroll process at minimal cost to customers.
  • CPS is available Monday through Friday, 7AM - 5PM.
  • CPS payroll processing may include data received from the Central Time and Attendance System.
  • The service is continuous but may be subject to occasional disruption due to planned outages or unforeseen events (please contact the Service Desk to report outages).
  • Tracking of service costs and invoicing.
  • Continuous service improvements.

How Can You Help?

You can help manage the use of CPS by adopting the following practices:

  • Ensure CPS use is business related.
  • Ensure users log out when not needing to be on-line with CPS.
  • Do not share protected information without requisite approvals.