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DaVinci95  
#61 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2019 10:00:10 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 10years2retire Go to Quoted Post
This just appeared in my mailbox

Due to the enormous system resources required to process the retroactive GS
pay adjustment, ....., ......, and the ....... will be
unavailable the weekend of April 11th


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#62 Posted : Monday, April 8, 2019 1:08:59 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DaVinci95 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: 10years2retire Go to Quoted Post
This just appeared in my mailbox

Due to the enormous system resources required to process the retroactive GS
pay adjustment, ....., ......, and the ....... will be
unavailable the weekend of April 11th
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A friend forwarded me a similar email... I suspect the redacted portions refer to various HR/payroll applications and the OP did not want to mention them by name, as they could be agency-specific.

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#63 Posted : Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:51:01 AM(UTC)
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We just got this announcement:
"For Hawaii, the 2019 pay raise incorporates a 1.4% general schedule increase and a locality payment of 18.98%, for a total pay increase of 1.87% (before the COLA offset is applied, which reduces the residual non-foreign COLA from 10.99% to 10.64% for federal workers on Oahu)." This particular COLA is the lagniappe - it is not taxed, it is not included in pay accumulation - it's very much like getting a tip from Uncle Sam, off the books. So, it looks as tho we're getting a net pay raise of 1.24%, but the gross of 1.87% is what is taxed and used for pension purposes. I think.
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#64 Posted : Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:25:24 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GWPDA Go to Quoted Post
We just got this announcement:
"For Hawaii, the 2019 pay raise incorporates a 1.4% general schedule increase and a locality payment of 18.98%, for a total pay increase of 1.87% (before the COLA offset is applied, which reduces the residual non-foreign COLA from 10.99% to 10.64% for federal workers on Oahu)." This particular COLA is the lagniappe - it is not taxed, it is not included in pay accumulation - it's very much like getting a tip from Uncle Sam, off the books. So, it looks as tho we're getting a net pay raise of 1.24%, but the gross of 1.87% is what is taxed and used for pension purposes. I think.


Net pay raise for Hawaii of 1.24% is not enough! I didn't realize there was a COLA offset there. We got a 2.2% increase here in San Diego. Believe me, that's not nearly enough here, either. It will be good to retire from here and move back to a low cost area. 2 more years...
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#65 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2019 4:45:26 AM(UTC)
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My agency said last week that the pay raise and back pay will be reflected in the May 3rd paycheck.
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#66 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2019 12:31:22 PM(UTC)
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I saw an email from someone at a DoD agency that said if you haven't had any salary actions or other unusual circumstances, you should get the raise and all back pay this week (19 April). It then listed a bunch of other circumstances that might delay it til 3 May.

We'll see
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#67 Posted : Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:36:35 PM(UTC)
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I just found the SF50 issued 12 April covering the backpay and increase. My next payday is the 25th, so that would put it in that time period.
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#68 Posted : Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:01:58 AM(UTC)
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I just found the SF50 issued 12 April covering the backpay and increase. My next payday is the 25th, so that would put it in that time period.


Same here. For my actual paycheck, I got only the backpay for the time when I was an 11-2 (first 4 pay periods). I was promoted to 12-1 on March 3, and that pay raise is not reflected on the April 19 paycheck...not even for the current period. I'm guessing I will see it on the next one. If it's later than that, it may complicate things as I change agencies on April 28. Naturally, I assume it will get screwed up.
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#69 Posted : Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:29:58 AM(UTC)
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From the agency I work for:
We updated the pay rates on 4/7/19.
You should see the back pay for periods 1-6 before may 13.
If you haven't received your back pay by 15 July, open an HR ticket.
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#70 Posted : Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:43:25 PM(UTC)
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I transferred from the Navy to DHA in February. I’m getting my back pay from the Navy this week, but DHA hasn’t adjusted my pay rate yet.
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#71 Posted : Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:15:26 PM(UTC)
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SSA. Got paid with today's deposit.
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#72 Posted : Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:11:59 PM(UTC)

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At the IRS, we were informed that the pay raise will start showing up in our paychecks as of this pay date, and it did. Also about 70% of us will get our retroactive pay now, but the remaining 30% of us will get it later that had some sort of personnel action such as recall from seasonal nonpay status, promotions, within grade increases, being hired, and changing jobs, between the beginning of the year and the end of March. The retroactive pay will take some time to manually figure out for those of us who had personnel actions. It's unclear how long it will take. This isn't unreasonable. The IRS has a lot of seasonals.

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#73 Posted : Monday, April 29, 2019 7:44:43 AM(UTC)
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You all also need to check on your TSP contributions - turns out there were a co-responding number of pay periods which should show 'late contribution' - that little bit of money which should have been sent to the TSP for your raise.
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#74 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:21:52 AM(UTC)
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Wife's pay voucher shows raise...gets paid next week. But no sign of of back pay.
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#75 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:01:20 PM(UTC)
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My raise and back pay from DHA are in this week's pay.
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#76 Posted : Monday, May 6, 2019 8:58:52 AM(UTC)
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, right on the heels of the pay raise and back pay comes the notice from DFAS that they have miscalculated the amount and that I now owe them $100 and a bit. As DFAS puts it, I was "overpaid" from the first pay period of 2019 to this one. I'm not even going to bother to ask. Everybody be advised tho - DFAS congratulates itself on its high quality.
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IRS is processing groups of employees at a time for the back pay and aims to be done mid-July. It's okay, they can take their time to get it right. I'd rather they do that than ask for money back after like your story.

As for TSP, I read here the back-pay contributions should be made, but are not to be coded as late: https://www.fedsmith.com...troactive-pay-raise-tsp/
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#78 Posted : Sunday, June 2, 2019 8:16:02 AM(UTC)
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I'm really enjoying this extra money every month. lol

Hopefully everyone is squared away from the raise, back-pay and shutdown!
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#79 Posted : Friday, June 7, 2019 6:53:13 PM(UTC)
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Still waiting at DOD. They've said that we should be squared away by the end of June. To clarify, I'm only waiting because I got a step increase just before the pay raise (same pay period). So the step did not include the raise. I've received retro pay for the time period before the step increase. But my current salary matches 2018, not 2019 tables. I've not seen an SF-50 with the proper rate yet. Who else is waiting and what's your story?
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#80 Posted : Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:42:31 AM(UTC)
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Wife's LES shows additional money for next weeks pay day. But LES does not explain why, I assume back-pay finally for annual cost of living.
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