State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $78,749.00-$132,041.00 Yearly






A DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analyst Supervisor is the supervisory level of professional and analytical work in the Department of Budget and Management. Employees function as Statewide technical experts responsible for researching and auditing agencies’ payroll and timekeeping payouts, compensation changes, and errors that require correction and adjustment. Employees in this class possess knowledge of the State Personnel Management System’s (SPMS) human resources laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, and those of relevant federal laws, rules, policies, regulations, and procedures. The work of this class involves significant contact and interaction with agencies’ payroll and timekeeping managers and other agency officials. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analysts, and may supervise other HR professionals, and support staff.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from a Deputy Division Director or other designated administrator. Employees in this classification may be required to travel to SPMS agencies’ locations to gather relevant and pertinent records for auditing purposes.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the Classification job evaluation methodology. This method compares the position’s assigned duties and responsibilities to the job criteria in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analyst Supervisor is differentiated from the DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analyst Expert in that the DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analyst Supervisor has full supervisory responsibility for lower-level DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analysts while the DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analyst Expert is a Statewide, programmatic, and enterprise systems technical expert responsible for resolving legislative audit exceptions and SPS Workday and Central Payroll Bureau integration file abnormalities and errors under managerial supervision.


Supervises lower-level DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analysts, and may supervise other HR professionals, and support staff;

Assists in the training of lower-level DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analysts and support staff;

Researches and audits agencies’ payroll and timekeeping payouts, compensation changes, and errors that require correction and adjustment;

Provides consultation and technical assistance to department managers, employees, and personnel regarding payroll and human resources (HR) policy issues by utilizing and interpreting State personnel laws, COMAR regulations, federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other laws, policies, and procedures applicable to employees’ pay and compensation;

Provides advice and guidance to agency managers and payroll and timekeeping personnel regarding recruitment, new hire, on-boarding, re-instatement, and employees’ benefits and retirement compensation matters;

Answers employee questions or complaints about salaries and payments;

Utilizes Workday, the Statewide Personnel System (an enterprise human resources information system) to research, audit, and complete employees’ compensation adjustments regarding edit position restriction (reclassification), overtime, and acting capacity pay issues;

Utilizes the MOJO Help Desk, a cloud-based ticket tracking system to track and resolve and report on payroll issues and concerns;

Acts as a Statewide and technical expert in all areas of payroll and timekeeping matters, and provides customer service and guidance to all SPMS agencies on such issues;

Researches and conducts audits of all SPMS agencies’ payroll, HR transactions, and reports to assure that an appropriate and accurate payroll process was conducted by SPMS agencies in compliance with all relevant legislation and SPMS policies;

Reviews and processes all bi-weekly payroll transactions for SPMS Regular and Contract employees through the integration file process with the State Personnel System (SPS) and the Central Payroll Bureau (CPB), using troubleshooting techniques based on SPMS HR and payroll and timekeeping laws, rules, and regulations;

Analyzes “integrated” payroll system calculations for accuracy; researches and applies corrective action as needed, including salary or pay adjustments for retroactive pay and retirement purposes;

Performs complex calculations using Excel to derive employees’ appropriate and accurate compensation;
Issues and records adjustments to pay related to previous errors or retroactive increases; analyzes payroll process efficiency;

Contacts and interacts with SPS team within DBM’s Shared Services Division to review and determine the accuracy of workers’ compensation history and personal data information;

Establishes employee settlement organization (org) for the return of employees to an active payroll status for the purpose of payouts and compensation settlements;

Creates, audits, corrects, and balances payroll and a variety of statistical reports;

Provides information to employees and agency managers on payroll matters, tax issues, benefit plans, and collective bargaining agreement provisions;

Designs, documents, and implements procedures to streamline payroll and timekeeping processes;

Stays up to date on State and federal payroll and tax laws;

Performs other related duties.


Possesses the highest level of knowledge of current methods, practices and terminology used in payroll, timekeeping, and financial and statistical record keeping;

Expert knowledge of Word and Excel Microsoft Office Applications;

Expert knowledge of the State Personnel and Management System’s (SPMS) rules, laws and regulations governing payroll and timekeeping principles and practices;

Expert knowledge of the process of monitoring financial records;

Expert knowledge of State and federal payroll and tax regulations;

Expert knowledge of the provisions of the State Personnel and Pensions Article, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Code of Maryland Regulations-Title 17, equal employment opportunity laws and related State HR policies, rules, and regulations;

Expert knowledge of analytical procedures and techniques used in researching, organizing, investigating, and conducting studies of HR actions, operations, and practices;

Expert knowledge of collective bargaining agreement provisions relating to pay and compensation;

Skill in identifying interrelationships and trends in financial data and reports;

Skill in researching discrepancies (errors) in payroll and timekeeping data and making necessary adjustments;

Skill in paying close attention to details;

Skill in setting up and maintaining Excel spreadsheets;

Skill in developing report formats and preparing reports on payroll and timekeeping transactions;

Skill in time management;

Ability to supervise the work and performance of lower-level DBM Payroll & Timekeeping Analysts, HR professional, and support staff;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency payroll and timekeeping staff, HR managers, agency officials, and State employees;

Ability to handle and maintain confidential information;

Ability to use and extrapolate information from a large HRIS database system such as SPS Workday;

Ability to effectively communicate ideas, results of findings, procedures and policies, conclusions, and recommendations.


1. Employees in this classification are required to obtain certification in State Personnel Management System policies and procedures and in the functionality of the Statewide Personnel System from the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits, Maryland Department of Budget and Management within six months from the time of appointment to the position. Employees are also required to obtain recertification every six months thereafter.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements for a classification in the Management Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, specific Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Management Service classification in the State Personnel Management System. All positions in this classification are in Management Service.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential). As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, Annotated Code of Maryland, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial, and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Established

November 1, 2022

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004965; EST: 11/1/2022;

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