PPS Release Notes CY16 PP06

Incident Number

Agency-Specific or Community-Wide

Project Title

Description of the Change




Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) - Allow Matching on Thrift Plan
Code 91, OCC After Tax Plan

System modifications will be made to allow OCC employees in Agency TR-AJ and Agency FR-FT, personnel office identifier (POI) 3030, to get up to a 1-percent match on their Thrift Plan
Code 91 contributions.




Web-based Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS Web) Worksheet Made Available for Employee Review

System modifications will be made to provide the employees of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Agency AM, the ability to view transactions contained in SPPS Web through their Employee Personal Page (EPP).




Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) State Tax Flag-Contribution File

System modifications will be made to the FDIC's Agency 68/FD savings plan contribution file to change the State Tax Flag indicator in position 29 to N (State taxes not withheld) for employees that are not Pennsylvania residents.



Affordable Care Act Internal Revenue Service (IRS) New Requirements

System modifications will be made to create IRS Form 1095-C, Employer - Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, based on Public Law 111-148.




Transaction Code 41 (LEAP) for Government Accountability Office (GAO)

System modifications will be made to allow GAO (LG/97) the use of the Transaction Code "00 41 00" to document unscheduled Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) duty hours performed by their criminal investigators.




Government Printing Office (GPO) Cancellation of Union Dues

System modifications will be made to allow Agency GPO to submit Document Type 084, Local Dues Chg, to set up or cancel union dues at any time during the year.



Hexadecimal Characters All Payment Files

System modifications will be made to SPPS Web and the Web-based Entry, Processing, Inquiry, and Correction System (EPIC Web) to prevent the use of invalid hexadecimal characters. Edits to prevent the use of these invalid characters will be placed in the following fields: Name, Residence and/or Mailing Address, and Account Number data elements (SPPS Web) and Name, Check Mailing, and Routing Number data elements (EPIC Web).




Compensatory Time for Travel Forfeiture Report for FDIC

System modifications will be made to generate a report of FDIC's Agency 68/FD employees that forfeited Compensatory Time for Travel (CTT) from Pay Period (PP) 09, 2012, to the current PP. The report should include the PP/year that the CTT hours were earned, as well as the PP/year in which the CTT was forfeited and the number of hours forfeited.




EPIC Document Type 127 Allowance

System modifications will be made to EPIC Web Document Type 127, Allowance Tab, to allow the entry of a percentage without an allowance rate. This change will allow an employee to receive a percent of their rate of pay.




Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Pay Plan CN Pay Caps

System modifications will be made to ensure employees in Pay Plan CN for Grades 70, 71, 72, 80, 81, 82, and 90 do not exceed the new CFPB pay caps.



PPS Automation of SPPS Emails

System modifications will be made to add Contact Person Fields (Last Name, First Name, Phone Number, and Email Address) on the Add Adjustment page and make the fields required when the authorized Agency user processes a request. SPPS Web will automatically notify the user by the means of a system-generated email upon the completion of the SPPS Web transaction.




SF-113G Reporting for Farm Service Agency (FSA)

System modifications will be made to generate accurate employment data on Line 8A on the Standard Form (SF)-113G (Monthly Report of Full-Time Equivalent/Work-Year Civilian Employment) report when the combination of Agency (XC CE or AG FA) and pay plan code (AD) are entered in the employee's personnel record.



Security Improvements to EPP Access

System modifications will be made to notify a user by email using their email address on file, if a user fails to answer their security questions correctly, makes changes to their email addresses, or changes any of their preferences in EPP.



2016 Personal Benefit Statements

System modifications will be made to the Personal Statement of Benefits System (PSBS) and EPP to capture data and produce the Year 2016 Personal Benefit Statement (PBS) with 2015 data.



Senior Political Appointee Pay Freeze

System modifications will be made to add special edits specific to the Pay Rate Determinant (PRD) code T to ensure that those employees affected by the pay freeze do not have an adjusted pay rate above the maximum pay rate.



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.

Hawaii - HI160026 Hawaii State Tax

Illinois - IL160027 Illinois State Tax

Minnesota - MN160028 Minnesota State Tax

New Mexico - NM160029 New Mexico State Tax

North Dakota - ND160023 North Dakota State Tax

Washington - WA160024 Washington State Tax

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