The undersigned Directors of Paychex, Inc., do hereby constitute and appoint B. Thomas Golisano their true and lawful attorney and agent, to execute the Paychex, Inc., Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2002, for us and in our names as Directors, to comply with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection therewith.

Dated:   July 11, 2002   /s/ Betsy S. Atkins
        Betsy S. Atkins
Dated:   July 11, 2002   /s/ G. Thomas Clark
        G. Thomas Clark
Dated:   July 11, 2002   /s/ David J. S. Flaschen
        David J. S. Flaschen
Dated:   July 11, 2002   /s/ Phillip Horsley
        Phillip Horsley
Dated:   July 11, 2002   /s/ Grant M. Inman
        Grant M. Inman
Dated:   July 11, 2002   /s/ J. Robert Sebo
        J. Robert Sebo
Dated:   July 11, 2002   /s/ Joseph M. Tucci
        Joseph M. Tucci