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Employee Services Support – Pay and Retirement Services

OFOS’s Office of Pay and Retirement Services (OPRS) has overall responsibility for:

  • Payroll functions related to servicing employees of the Government of the District of Columbia
  • Payroll services related to retirees of the U.S. Federal Police
  • Reporting functions for employees retiring under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)

The vast majority of OPRS’s time and effort is devoted to providing payroll services to District employees.  As such, OPRS provides the District workforce with a comprehensive range of payroll services including:

  • Payroll Processing
  • Payroll Certification
  • Retirement Services
  • Generation of W-2 Wages and Tax Statements
  • Processing of W4 – Employee Withholding Allowance Certificates
  • Garnishments – Deductions Processing
  • Special Pay Services
  • New Hire Reporting
  • Supplemental Pay Services – Off Cycle Payments
  • Preparation and Distribution of Earnings and Deductions Information
  • Federal Tax Deposits
  • State Withholding Deposits
  • Third Party Payments

OPRS’s operations are separated into four separate and distinct divisions, each with a specific function or set of operational responsibilities.  OPRS’s four divisions include:  Payroll Operations, Retirement, Supplemental Payroll, and Special Pay.

Office of Pay and Retirement Services: Operational Divisions  [PDF]
          

  • Federal Police includes officers within the U.S. Park Police, U.S. Secret Service, and the White House who have elected to participate in the District of Columbia Police and Firefighters’ Retirement Fund
  • Handles retirement reporting functions for District employees who participate in the federal Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)
  • Ensures that total appropriations, benefits, tax withholdings and gross to net deductions are accounted for completely and accurately and are distributed to the appropriate parties
  • Such non-recurring payments include: terminal leave; severance pay; death cases; back pay; salary or benefit adjustments; garnishments-wage attachments; and District and federal levies