FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PAYMENTS LATE- IS WORM SPREADING THROUGH THE PAYMENT SYSTEM

To all employees:



The following information is an update regarding payroll deposits for Pay Period 19, ending September 7, 2013. As reported an oversight occurred with the Department of Interior, Interior Business Center (DOI/IBC), certification process for Pay Period 19. This oversight resulted in delayed processing of payroll payments until the official pay date of Tuesday, September 17, 2013. This oversight affected approximately 23 agencies and 40,000 federal employees. DOI/IBC has contacted numerous financial institutions and the financial institutions listed below have agreed to deposit payments before Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

· NASA Federal Credit Union

· The Partnership Federal Credit Union

· Navy Federal Credit Union

· Citibank

· USAA Federal Savings (deposit payments on Monday, Sept. 16)

· Charles Schwab Bank

· Tower Federal Credit Union

· Meriwest Credit Union

· Century Federal Credit Union

· Energy Federal Credit Union

· Commonwealth One FCU

· Kennedy Space Center

· Johnson Space Center Federal Credit Union

· 1st Advantage Credit Union

· PNC Bank

· M&T Bank

In regards to bank fees or other charges, DOI/IBC has agreed to work with employees and their financial institutions.



Please note the following information from DOI/IBC.

Comptroller General Decisions indicate the liability of the Government is limited to that provided by law and regulations, and there is no legal basis for reimbursement of financial institution charges. For more information, please refer to Comptroller General Decision B-202273, May 7, 1981, Request for Reimbursement of Overdraft Charges; CG Decision B-228632, March 10, 1986, Charges on checks Returned for Insufficient Funds; and CG Decision B-173783, March 2, 1976, Claim for charges for Handling Insufficient Fund Checks. However, as stated, the DOI/IBC payroll division will assist employees in discussions with Financial Institutions regarding overdraft fees for insufficient funds.



To facilitate resolution on bank charges due to insufficient funds please send your inquiries to [email protected] In your request, please include the information below. OCFO will forward the information to DOI/IBC for processing.



Employee Name

Employee contact number

Agency

Financial Institution (FI)

FI Routing Number or Address

Fee Charge

FI Contact Name and phone number (If available)



If you have any questions, you may contact the HRMS helpdesk at (301)415-1234 option #3 or the DOI/IBC Customer Support Center at 1-888-367-1622 option #3.

Sep 16, 2013

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