News Release - City of Rochester Identifying and Addressing Payroll Delay

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, July 27, 2023) – Employees of two departments within the City did not receive paychecks via direct deposit at the usual time this morning. Uniformed employees of the Rochester Fire Department and Rochester Police Department have been delayed in receiving scheduled biweekly deposits.

“To have any of our 3,000-plus employees be delayed in receiving their hard-earned paychecks is unacceptable,” said Mayor Malik D. Evans. “I was made aware of this situation at 6 a.m., and I commit to having these crucial team members paid this morning.”

The City has documentation that the City’s payroll files were properly submitted and received by its financial institution. Senior leaders at that institution have been actively involved since early this morning to push payments to the affected employees. The City has demanded that those deposits occur immediately this morning.

As of 8 a.m., it appears only uniformed employees were affected.


The Administration of Mayor Malik D. Evans strives to create a safe, equitable and prosperous Rochester by inspiring hope and delivering opportunity for everyone. Guided by the Administration’s Mission, Vision and Values and the principles of the “Rochester 2034” comprehensive plan, City employees are committed to providing exceptional customer service, transparent stewardship, and collaborative leadership to foster a vibrant community that empowers personal, professional and generational growth for all who live, work or play in the city of Rochester.