The largest federal government payroll service center announced in a memo that most of the civilian federal employees it services will see the 2019 pay raise in their paychecks next week.
The National Finance Center (NFC) processes payroll for more than 170 federal agencies and 650,000 federal employees. It is located in the USDA in New Orleans.
The memo stated:
“On Sunday, April 7, 2019, NFC generated the pay adjustment actions (NOA 894) for the 2019 retroactive pay increase. What this means is that most employees will see their salary increase in pay period (PP) 07, with retroactive funds included back to PP01. Other employees will receive their salary increase for PP07, without the retroactive funds included, as authorized by their Agency.
“The pay raise may not be received immediately if there are intervening personnel actions processed between PP01 through PP06, 2019, such as but not limited to Within Grade Increase, Promotion, etc. This scenario requires corrective personnel actions. Your Agency Human Resources Office is required to process corrective personnel actions to effectuate the retroactive salary change. Therefore, retroactive funds will be disbursed in subsequent payroll dates.”
NFC’s 2019 pay period calendar indicates that pay period 07 (PP07) ended on April 13.
Although Congress passed a 2019 federal pay raise in a funding bill that became law on February 15, due to complications federal employees have not received the increase in their paychecks. The raise included 1.4 percent across-the-board, and another 0.5 percent toward locality pay, retroactive to the first pay period of 2019. The pay increase overturned a pay freeze that had already been enacted.
President Trump signed an executive order March 28 implementing the 2019 federal pay raise after employees waited for more than a month for the retroactive increase. The official pay tables from the Office of Personnel Management were also released on March 28.