Pay Period (PP) 06 Calendar Year 2017 Release Notes

Pay Period (PP) 06 Calendar Year 2017 Release Notes

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

Incident Number

Agency-Specific or Community-Wide

Project Title

Description of the Change

278619*

Agency-specific

OCC

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Direct Submission of Front-End System Interface (FESI) from Schwab to the National Finance Center (NFC)

System modifications will be made to allow Schwab to transmit FESI files for OCC to NFC for processing.

1007914

Agency-specific

OSC

Office of Special Counsel (OSC) Automatic Processing for Within Rate Increase and Tenure

System modifications will be made to the Bi-weekly Examination Analysis and Reporting System (BEAR) to automatically process within rate increases (WRI) and change in tenure for all OSC employees.

1040309*

Agency-specific

USAID

United States (U.S.) Agency for International Development (USAID) New Personnel Office Identifier (POI) of 2960 for Inspector General (IG) Employees

System modifications will be made to establish POI 2960 for USAID. Additionally, the electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) file to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will be generated to include the following information for USAID employees AM-1011 Washington and AM-2011 Oversees:

  • Employee Data Record,
  • Standard Form (SF) 50, Notification of Personnel Action
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)-1, Election Form
  • SF 2809, Federal Employee Health Benefits Election Form (FEHB)
  • SF 2810, Notice of Change in Health Benefits Enrollment

1086075*

Community-wide

Masking Additional Information in Employee Personal Page (EPP)

System modifications will be made to increase security of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in EPP and the Reporting Center (RPCT) for all customers.

1086080*

Agency-specific

USPTO

Position Management System Online (PMSO) Official title code of 0029 and Earnings Limitation Value N

System modifications will be made to allow an Earnings Limitation value of Y for PMSO Official Title Code 0029 for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Currently, the value defaults to N.

1094123

Community-wide

Modify Remarks Code M67, Personnel Action Request (PAR)

System modifications will be made to eliminate the auto population of PAR Remarks code M67 on Nature of Action Code (NOAC) 350, Death, or NOAC 354, Death in the Line of Duty.

1170013*

Agency-specific

IRS

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Add Header/Trail Record to Bi-Weekly Examination Analysis and Reporting System (BEAR)

System modifications will be made to add a header and footer to BEAR records for IRS to ensure that the entire file is received by NFC.

1187228*

Agency-specific

USDA

Temporary Limited Employment: Training Hour Deduction from Federal Wage System (FWS) Appointment Hours

System modifications will be made to exclude the hours reported under Transaction Code (TC) 01, Regular Time, with Transaction Descriptor (TD) 04 from the hourly appointment limitation for Forest Service (FS), AG11, FWS employees.

1238450

Agency-specific

DOL

Delete Department of Labor's (DOL) Stored Accounting Codes

System modifications will be made to delete DOL's obsolete accounting codes stored on IRIS Screen 103, Salary YTD Data.

1243452

Agency-specific

GAO

Stop Generating Biweekly Payroll Files for U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

System modifications will be made to cease generating the biweekly payroll and personnel transmission files for GAO.

1253336

Community-wide

Insight Missing Administrative Billings and Collections System (ABCO) Elements Issue

System modifications will be made to add the following elements to Insight updated through a daily data refresh file:

  • ABCO-Debtor
  • ABCO-Receivable
  • ABCO-Accounting

1269131*

Agency-specific

CFPB

Add Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to Daily Leave File

System modifications will be made to add CFPB to Treasury's current Daily Leave Balance File.

1294862*

Agency-specific

OCC

OTS

Remove Negative Adjustment from Payroll Contribution and Loan Files and Move to a Separate File

System modifications will be made to create two separate Schwab files each pay period for OCC and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) 401K payroll contribution and loan data. One file will contain only positive transactions, and the other will contain net negative transactions.

1299111

Agency-specific

DHS

Insight Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FOCUS Conversion

System modifications will be made to convert DHS FOCUS elements to Insight.

1300199*

Agency-specific

FS

Temporary Limited Employment: Appointment Hours Double Deduction

System modifications will be made to discontinue deducting the hours from the hourly appointment limitations when TC 31, Night Diff Sunday Double Time, and TC 66, Other Time, are used simultaneously for FS, Agency 11, FWS employees for holiday pay. The only deducted hours will be from TC 66 and not from TC 31.

1302039*

Agency-specific

CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) New Substitution Transaction Codes

System modifications will be made to add TC 17, Prefix 87, Irregular Overtime - Substitute for Debt. This TC will be used to offset for Within Tour Overtime Not Worked in the same pay period, or to reduce an existing Obligated Debt Balance.

1308568

Community-wide

Management Accounting Structure Code (MASC) Development and Production Insight Data

System modifications will be made in Insight to load additional MASC tables and remove those tables that are no longer required.

1310560*

Community-wide

Add Edit to Place Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) in Correct Revised Annuity Employee (RAE) /Further Revised Annuity Employee (FRAE) Category

System modifications will be made to the Web-based Entry, Processing, Inquiry, and Correction System (EPIC Web) to display a warning message box with the following information: Please Verify Retirement Plan Before Proceeding. Agencies will be required to confirm the retirement plan selection by selecting the OK button.

1321427

Community-wide

State Formatting of Wage and Tax Statement, W-2 file 2016

System modifications will be made to modify the W-2 System, WTWO, record format to allow States to submit W-2 data. This will allow States to use their unique layout using records RA, RE, RW, RF, and RS.

1331754

Agency-specific

USPTO

FOCUS Reports for Conversion to Insight for Agency 56

System modifications will be made to convert FOCUS report data for United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO), Agency 56, into Insight.

1398948*

Agency-specific

FDIC

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Savings Plan Program Modifications

System modifications will be made to begin a 1 percent automatic Agency contribution for Plan codes 13 and 92 (based on adjusted basic pay for all eligible employees regardless of their participation in the FDIC Savings Plan). The ineligible employees who are excluded from participation in the 401K and/or Roth are intermittent employees (Work Schedule = I and Employees in POI 4039). Other eligible employees are former FDIC employees, CFPB - Agency FT, Department Code FR, POI 1636.

1405812

Community-wide

FOCUS Elements to be Added to Payroll Accounting System (PACS) Tax in Insight

System modifications will be made to remove the City and County Tax and State Tax Biweekly folders from the Workforce Profile subject area and move them to the PACS Tax subject area within Insight.

1422528

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.

California - CA170018 California State Income Tax Withholding
Colorado - CO170049 Colorado State Income Tax Withholding
Maine - ME170016 Maine State Income Tax Withholding
Minnesota - MN170009 Minnesota State Income Tax Withholding
Missouri - MO170033 Missouri State Income Tax Withholding
Nebraska - NE170007 Nebraska State Income Tax Withholding
New Mexico - NM170019 New Mexico State Income Tax Withholding
New York - NY170020 New York State Income Tax Withholding
North Carolina - NC170023 North Carolina State Income Tax Withholding
North Dakota - ND170048 North Dakota State Income Tax Withholding
Oklahoma - OK170027 Oklahoma
State Income Income Tax Withholding
Oregon - OR170046 Oregon State Income Tax Withholding
Puerto Rico - PR170024 Puerto Rico State Income Tax Withholding
Rhode Island - RI170028 Rhode Island State Income Tax Withholding
South Carolina - SC170005 South Carolina State Income Tax Withholding
Vermont - VT170031 Vermont State Income Tax Withholding

1431359

Agency-specific

OCC

Allow the Entry of Amount for OCC 401(K) Non-Federal Loans

System modifications will be made to EPIC Web to retain the entered dollar amount in the Allotment Amount Per Pay Period' field when a Delete transaction is entered for Agency AJ.