PPS Release Notes CY15 PP20 | National Finance Center

Payroll/Personnel System - Calendar Year 2015, Pay Period 20

Payroll/Personnel System CY15, PP20

Incident Number

Agency-Specific or Community-Wide

Project Title

Description of the Change

566568

Community-wide

Modification to ABCO for Pay.gov - Phase II (Automation)

System modifications will be made to create a modified process for the application of collections data handled by the United States Department of Agriculture/National Finance Center (USDA/NFC) Debt Collection Form hosted by Pay.gov. It will mirror the existing systemic process implemented by Administrative Billings and Collections (ABCO) for those collections received from the Document Tracking System (DOTSE) application.

670716*

Agency-specific

Special Differential for Commissioned FO-1811

System modifications will be made to establish system edits in order to process special differential for Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) and allow special differential pay to count towards TSP, life insurance, and retirement as part of basic pay. This edit would require Nature of Action Code (NOAC) 818 to be used with legal authority code "UFM" with 807.10 and 550.151 and a special employee code that would allow payment for special differential to be included in basic pay for retirement purposes.

770323*

Community-wide

PPS - EPP ESS Applied Transactions Report

System modifications will be made to create a report in the Reporting Center titled EPP ESS Applied Transactions, that will allow users to generate a report to list the total count of applied self-service documents by Agency, pay period, and year. The report will extract data directly from EPP.

786042*

Agency-specific

Remove Error (Edit) Code 054 for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

System modifications will be made to remove the 054 Error Code Message, "Plan Code 78 Incompatible with RT-Plan Code 76." The error code is displayed when the employee changes their deduction amount for non Federal TSP Plan Code 78.

788817

Agency-specific

TIPS - Future Transaction

System modifications will be made to allow future transactions to be entered prior to the effective date on a submitted termination/cancellation transaction became effective. If the enrollee has a qualifying life event (QLE) before the termination/cancellation effective date is reached and needs to enter another transaction to accommodate it, he/she cannot do so because the enrollment has been locked. This will also accommodate future transactions during open season.

796883

Agency-specific

FUND - Changes to the Greenbook Webpage

System modifications to the current Working Capital Fund and Greenbook Online (FUND) application to disable the Working Capital Fund (WCF) components.

828083

Agency-specific

U.S. Government Printing Office(GPO (LP))

System modifications will be made to have the grade 04 added to the edits for the "PQ" and "PZ" pay plans in the NFC’s systems per the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) request.

859705

Agency-specific

Change Performance Appraisal Levels

System modifications will be made to allow a level 2 performance rating to be entered as a valid level for employees who have a rating pattern of "E". The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has transitioned the Non-bargaining Unit employees to a 5 level performance appraisal system. Currently NFC’s systems only allow a 1, 3, 4, and 5.

907075

Agency-specific

Change MD 715 Tables

System modifications will be made in the Reporting Center to change the MD 715 tables to meet Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) submission requirements.

991731

Agency-specific

Add Treasury Customers to Bi-Weekly BEAR Union Dataset

System modifications will be made to add various customers (Agencies) to their (Treasury) Bi-Weekly Examination Analysis and Reporting System (BEAR) Union Datasets.

991742

Agency-specific

Add Treasury Customers to Bi-Weekly BEAR Organization Dataset

System modifications will be made to add various customers (Agencies) to their (Treasury) Bi-Weekly Organization Datasets.

993811

Agency-specific

Request ADJP Change for USCP

System modifications will be made to allow United States Capital Police (USCP) Agency 'CP' to pay compensatory documents.

1012743*

Agency-specific

New Non-taxable Allowance for the Smithsonian Institution

System modifications will be made to establish a new Allowance, "OTRAT – Overseas Tour Renewal Agreement Travel Allowance – Non-Taxable". This is only for Agencies 70 and 71 – Smithsonian Institution (Non U S Citizens).

1082705

Community-wide

ALLTAX Changes Various State/City/County Taxes

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

Alabama - AL150096 Alabama Income Tax

Connecticut - CT150093 Connecticut Income Tax

Idaho - ID150092 Idaho Income Tax

Ohio - OH150091 Ohio Income Tax

*Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are available for testing in the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) environment.