is the amount deducted to your retirement account for this pay period and
year-to-date. You will see one of the following codes next to RETIRE:
- Civil Service Retirement System
- Federal Insurance Contribution Act
5 CSRS Offset
- A combination of Civil Service Retirement
and Federal Insurance Contribution
is the amount of FICA or Medicare deductions for this period and year-to
date. If you were hired after 1984, your retirement contribution will be
smaller and FICA/MED will be higher.
Federal Employees Retirement System covers all career employees first
hired on or after January 1, 1984, and those CSRS employees who chose to
convert to FERS. If you are covered by FERS, you will see one of the
following codes next to FERS:
A FERS (elected)
Anything identified will show the dollar
amount both for the pay period and year-to-date.
would indicate an authorized payroll deduction
from your salary that is deducted each pay period for deposit to a financial
followed by a four (4) digit number would indicate a local charity campaign
and where the money is sent.
C SUP or CS/SS
indicates child support or alimony payments.
would appear if you had a commercial
garnishment levied against you.
followed by three (3) letters or numbers would show your health benefit plan
indicates your life insurance choice.
would show a deduction has been made for some
sort of outstanding taxes.
indicates that you participate in the NALC's Mutual Benefit Association
shows that after all deductions and allotments
have been taken out, the net pay has been directly deposited to a financial
would appear if an indebtedness to another
Federal agency other than the Postal Service has been taken out. A
collection for a loan from the VA for schooling might be an example.
means that a deduction has been made for some
sort of indebtedness to the Postal Service. It might be for a previous
overpayment, a shortage, a loss of or damage to the mails, loss of or damage
to USPS property or vehicles, or perhaps outstanding travel or salary
indicates a withholding for the Thrift Savings Plan. If you participate in
the plan, you will see two (2) or more lines regarding the Plan. The first
line would indicate either the percentage of withholdings
indicates a two (2) percent withholding
TSP $ followed by a dollar amount
indicates a regular dollar amount
The following line(s) indicate the
percentage of your withholding that is applied to the different "Investment