PPS Release Notes CY14 PP20 | National Finance Center

Payroll/Personnel System - Calendar Year 2014, Pay Period 20 Release Notes

Payroll/Personnel System CY14, PP20

Incident/ Project Number

Agency-Specific or Community-Wide

Project Title

Description of the Change

218344*

Project Number 10813

Agency-specific

FEMA

Program Change to Correctly Calculate Firefighter Pay for Leave

System modifications will be made to correctly calculate the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) firefighter's pay when more than 106 hours of leave is used in a pay period. This will eliminate the manual process of submitting a request for payment for the difference between their regular time and overtime.

570450

Community-wide

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) -Create Empty electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) XML

System modifications will be made to create a file feed to include a "file is empty" marker in the OPM eOPF file for any files that do not contain data.

614153

Agency-specific

GPO

Modify Current eOPF Data Feed for the Government Printing Office (GPO)

System modifications will be made to update the current eOPF data feed transmission for GPO to include the following data: Standard Form (SF) 2809, Employee Health Benefits Registration Form; Form Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)-1, Election Form; TSP-1-C, Catch-Up Contribution Election; and SF 2810, Notice of Change in Health Benefits Enrollment.

621996*

Community-wide

Add Severance Payment to the Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS) Web

System modifications will be made to SPPS Web to add a Severance Payment drop-down option menu under the Miscellaneous Payment title. The Severance Payment option will automate the processing of Severance Payments by Agencies.

624617*

Community-wide

Automation of SPPS emails to User Agencies

System modifications will be made to automate the process of sending scripted emails to external customers who provide an email address when SPPS transactions are complete.

661356

Agency-specific

SBA

Modify Current eOPF Data Feed for the Small Business Administration (SBA) SB/31

System modifications will be made to update the current eOPF data feed transmission for SBA to include the following data: SF 2809, Employee Health Benefits Registration Form; Form TSP-1, Election Form; and TSP-1-C, Catch-Up Contribution Election.

720449*

Community-wide

SPPS

System modification will be made to SPPS to prevent the use of hexadecimal characters within the Payee Name data element. The system will only allow alpha and numeric characters data elements for commercial garnishment records.

755375*

Agency-specific

Treasury

Remove Locality Pay from Pay Plan NB-09

System modifications will be made to discontinue computing locality pay for Pay Plan NB, Pay Grade 09, for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Agency AJ.

765982

Agency-specific

Treasury

Add SF 2810, Notice of Change in Health Benefits Enrollment, to eOPF Data Feeds for all Department of the Treasury (Treasury) Bureaus, except Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

System modifications will be made to allow NFC to transmit SF 2810 data to the eOPF electronically for all Treasury Bureaus, except the IRS.

780376

Agency-specific

Capital Police

Capital Police (Sworn Officers) Implementation into Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Revised Annuity Employees (RAE) and FERS Further Revised Annuity Employee (FRAE)

System modifications will be made to create two new Retirement Plan codes, SR for FERS RAE and SF for FERS FRAE to be used by the Capital Police.

849535

Community-wide

ALLTAX Changes

System modifications will be made to implement changes to the tax formula for the State/city/county taxing entity as shown below:

Pennsylvania - PA140079 Pennsylvania State Tax