Pay Period (PP) 13, Calendar Year (CY) 18 Release Notes

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

Project Number

Agency-Specific or Community-Wide

Project Title

Description of the Change



Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) 401K Savings Plan Changes for Personnel Office Identifier (POI) 4039, Division of Administration (DOA), Headquarters Human Resource (HR) Operation

Modifications will be made to Table Management System (TMGT) Table 083, Retirement Description, to decrease employer matching contributions from up to 7% to up to 6% of adjusted basic pay for Plan Codes:

  • T1 - OTS 401k Pre-Tax Regular FIRF
  • T2 - OTS 401k After-Tax FIRF
  • T3 - OTS 401k Pre-Tax Regular Non-FIRF
  • T4 - OTS 401k After-Tax Non-FIRF
  • T5 - OTS Roth 401k (CSRS/FERS/FIRF)

Note: Table 083 entry must change for all plan codes:
T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5 are now eligible for 1% Agency automatic contribution.



National Finance Center (NFC)

Add Adjustment Window in the Web-based Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS Web)

An edit will be added in SPPS Web to require that the contact person's name, phone number, and email address is entered to save the adjustment.



Departmental Management (DM), Rural Development (RD)

USDA Union Dues Increase - Local 473870

System modifications will be made to Payroll Computation System (PAYE), to reflect the union dues change for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Union 47, for NFC Union/Association Code 473870, in TMGT, Table 10, Union and Association Code Address.



Architect of the Capitol (AOC)

AOC Union Dues Increase for AFSCME Local 32-0658

System modifications will be made to PAYE to reflect the union dues change for the AFSCME, Union 47, for NFC Union/Association Code 320658, in TMGT, Table 10.



DM, National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Canceled Payments Requiring Agency Action

Modifications will be made to the RPCT by reformatting the Net Amount field found on the Canceled Payments Requiring Agency Action report, to a number field and update the Net Amount field name to read as Net Amount$.



United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Allow Hazard Pay, Transaction Code (TC) 14, Payments To Be Reported Using Timesheet

Modifications will be made to the Time and Attendance (T&A) systems to include two new Special Differential TCs and Prefixes that will mimic the Danger Pay program:

  • If TC is 14 and Prefix is 20, then pay is 20% of employees Basic Pay (Base Pay + Locality).
  • If TC is 14 and Prefix is 35, then pay is 35% of employees Basic Pay.

TMGT Tables 032, Transaction Codes, 056, Manual Transaction Codes, and 064, Sub-object Class Conversion, will be updated with the new TCs and Prefixes by NFC.

Agency will continue to report Post Differentials (PD) using the Agency-unique model they use currently; TC 46, PD Start, and TC 48, PD Stop, are transmitted to NFC on each T&A whenever PD is reported. Agency to use the new TC and Prefix for Special and 2nd year Special Differential on the T&A each applicable pay period. These two new codes will be used for Pay Plan FO when Information/Research Inquiry System (IRIS) 109, COLA/Post Differential Code is Y. If Post Differential must be paid through SPPS Web, then Special Differential will also need to be paid through SPPS Web, rather than reported on the T&A.



Smithsonian Institute (SI)

PACS File Expansion of the Allotment Field

Modifications will be made to PACS file's Amount field size to allow for an amount of $100,000 for Agencies 70, 71, 72, and 73.



Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Remove XC CE employees from AGFA electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) feeds

NFC systems will be modified to remove all XC CE employees with the AD pay plan from AGFA eOPF feeds. The eOPF feed to OPM will be discontinued for all XC CE employees with the AD pay plan only.




Modify FDIC Savings Plan to exclude Presidential Appointees from receiving automatic 1%

Modifications will be made to the PACS to bypass giving the Agency - automatic 1% contributions on plan code 13 for pay plan Executive Pay (EX) and Inspector General (IG) employees. Limit total Agency contributions to 5% combined across both Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and the FDIC Savings Plans for pay plan EX and IG employees. Modify the Payroll Computation System (PAYE) Thrift Plan sort program to create a separate sort for the pay plan EX and IG employees in FDIC. FDIC plan codes 04, 08, 13, and 92 should be behind the Federal plans in that separate sort. This is to meet FDIC requirement that the contributions are to go to the Federal TSP plan first.

Note: The existing sort for all other employees should remain the same.



Rural Development (RD)

RD Request to add Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to corrected and revalidated Time and Attendances (T&A)

Modifications will be made for RD, Agencies 07, Rural Housing Service; 15, Rural Utility Service; and 32, Rural Business-Cooperative Service to include FSAs on corrected and revalidated T&As so that the exact amount of previous Agency contributions for Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Hospital Insurance Tax (HITS) can be credited from the previous Accounting Strings/Treasury Symbols/Budget Object Classes (BOC) and debited into different Accounting Strings/Treasury Symbols/BOCs. The new error message will be:

071 - FLEXFUND NOT EQUAL ON DR/CR. The new error number will be 071.