PPS Release Notes CY15 PP06 | National Finance Center

Payroll/Personnel System - Calendar Year 2015, Pay Period 6 Release Notes

Payroll/Personnel System CY15, PP06

Incident Number

Agency-Specific or Community-Wide

Project Title

Description of the Change

213087*

Agency-specific

OCC

Former Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) 401(k) Plans - Allow Both Percentage and Fixed Dollar Deduction Options

System modifications will be made to allow employees in Agencies AJ-4039, 68-4039, FT-4039, and 91-2743 who are participating in the 401(k) Plans (Plan Code T1-Pre Tax Regular Financial Institutions Retirement Fund (FIRF), T2-Post Tax Regular FIRF, T3-Pre Tax Regular Non-FIRF, T4-Post Tax Regular Non-FIRF, and T5-Roth Post Tax Regular) the flexibility to choose either a fixed dollar amount or a percentage amount. This modification is being done for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), as the plan administrator for these employees.

217553

Community-wide

Acceleration of Biweekly Salary Payments, Labor, and Unemployment Reports

System modifications will be made to accelerate all biweekly salary-related payments to reflect the 1st business day after payroll processing weekend, not the official Thursday payday. These salary-related payments are the Federal and non-Federal 401(k) plan contribution file records, all other tax-deferred benefit plan records, the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Retirement and Insurance Transfer System (RITS) electronic transfer files, and all associated Payroll Accounting System (PACS) journal vouchers.

290996*

Community-wide

Debt Management Enhancements to Employee Personnel Page (EPP) - Employee Debt Summary Page

System modifications will be made to allow EPP users to view their debt summary by selecting the Debt Management link. The user will be able to view the bill number, bill type, notification date, original balance of the receivable, and current receivable balance.

421130*

Community-wide

Earning and Leave Statement Reformatting

System modifications will be made to modify the Statement of Earnings and Leave to include the display of the current balance of the following leave categories: Credit Hours, Religious Compensatory Hours, and Travel Compensatory Hours.

648503

Agency-specific

GPO

The United States (U.S.) Government Printing Office (GPO) Recalculation Compensatory Time for GPO

System modifications will be made to the computation of the compensatory time (CT) for GPO's employees in Pay Plan PG-14 and PG-15. The value of the CT will be straight time for all CT earned, not as time and a half.

680717*

Community-wide

Changing the Service Computation Date (SCD) Retire Date Without Changing the SCD Leave Date

System modifications will be made to allow changes to the SCD Retire Date without changing the SCD Leave Date.

762998

Agency-specific

CFPB

Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) Thrift Report

System modifications will be made to modify the Reporting Center to add a new payroll report to the Workforce Reports Category for the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB). This report, CFPB Thrift Report, will display all totals on one line and should equal to the data that is sent to State Street Bank for employee and employer contributions.

769241*

Agency-specific

Treasury

Treasury/Office of Financial Research (OFR) Long Term Care

System modifications will be made to allow the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), OFR employees to enroll in the Federal Long Term Care(LTC) plan codes 'LD' and 'LE'.

786155*

Community-wide

Phased Retirement/ Employment/ Phased Retirement Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Update 67

System modifications will be made to accommodate the regulations associated with OPM's Update 67 phased retirement.

796231*

Community-wide

City and County Tax Percentage Method

System modifications will be made to calculate city and county tax by using tax calculations prescribed by each city and county instead of using a 2 percent flat rate.

803310*

Community-wide

Add Two New Allowances

System modifications will be made to create two new allowances, Overseas Tour Renewal Agreement Travel Allowance (OTRAT) and Education Allowance - Taxable, for the Smithsonian Institution Agencies 70 and 71.

805794*

Agency-specific

FEMA

Implement new Pay Plan IC for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) CORE Positions

System modifications will be made to accommodate a new pay plan, Incident Management CORE (IC), to be used only by the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA.

805796*

Agency-specific

FEMA

Implement new Pay Plan IM for FEMA Incident Management Reservist Positions

System modifications will be made to accommodate a new pay plan, Incident Management Reservist (IM), to be used only by the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA.

807211

Agency-specific

Treasury

Zero out Field 16 on the Anon Hewitt Payroll File

System modifications will be made to zero out Field 16, DET-YTD-TSP-MATCH-CONT on the Hewitt PYRL-C01 file that is sent to Treasury.

807503

Agency-specific

CFPB

Changes to PACS Payroll File Amounts

System modifications will be made to modify the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB)'s Hewitt Payroll File PRYL-C01 to contain all pay period adjustments, including negative amounts.

923528

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.

Arkansas - AR150003 Arkansas State Tax

California - CA150004 California State Tax

Colorado - CO150049 Colorado State Tax

Connecticut - CT150046 Connecticut State Tax

District of Columbia - DC150050 District of Columbia Income Tax

Illinois - IL150032 Illinois State Tax

Kansas - KS150020 Kansas State Tax

Kentucky - KY150006 Kentucky State Tax

Maine - ME150007 Maine State Tax

Massachusetts - MA150036 Massachusetts State Tax

Minnesota - MN150037 Minnesota State Tax

Missouri - MO150058 Missouri State Tax

North Carolina - NC150051 North Carolina State Tax

New Mexico - NM150057 New Mexico State Tax

New York - NY150021 New York State Tax

North Dakota - ND150052 North Dakota State Tax

Oklahoma - OK150054 Oklahoma State Tax

Oregon - OR150042 Oregon State Tax

Rhode Island - RI150047 Rhode Island State Tax

Vermont - VT150055 Vermont State Tax