RETIRE—This 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
2 FICA - Federal
Insurance Contribution Act
5 CSRS Offset - A
combination of Civil Service Retirement and Federal Insurance
FICA/MED—This 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
FERS—The 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 institution.
followed by a four (4) digit number
would indicate a local charity campaign and where the money is
C SUP or CS/SS
indicates child support or alimony
would appear if you had a
commercial garnishment levied against you.
followed by three (3) letters or
numbers would show your health benefit plan enrollment code.
indicates your life insurance
would show a deduction has been
made for some sort of outstanding taxes.
indicates that you participate in
the NALC's Mutual Benefit Association insurance plan.
shows that after all deductions and
allotments have been taken out, the net pay has been directly
deposited to a financial institution.
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 advances.
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
the dollar amount.
indicates a two (2) percent
TSP $ followed by a dollar
amount indicates a
regular dollar amount participation.
The following line(s) indicate
the percentage of your withholding that is applied to the
different "Investment Options."