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Federal Personnel Payroll System




The Department of the Interior's Interior Business Center Federal Personnel/Payroll System (FPPS) is a modern, mainframe-based, portable, integrated, on-line, and real-time personnel and payroll system. The system provides personnel and payroll support to numerous agencies. The system is customer-driven, creating and generating the full life cycle of personnel transactions, enabling agencies to maintain records electronically. FPPS handles all current regulations including specialized pay, garnishments, special appointment programs, and more.

FPPS was developed by the IBC using state-of-the-art database technology, fourth-generation language, structured development methodology, and computer-aided software engineering tools for robust performance and ease of maintenance. FPPS is a highly sophisticated and comprehensive database management system providing an extensive array of human resources (HR) and payroll automation support within its core, including requirements prescribed by client agencies, the IBC's centralized Payroll Operations Division (POD), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The FPPS application supports Requesting Office, Time and Attendance (T&A input), Servicing Personnel Office, Security, Time &Attendance Maintenance, and Pay Maintenance commands for Federal employees and Emergency Workers (Casuals).

All data is defined in a single database which eliminates redundancy and multiple update routines. The single database concept also provides for ease of maintenance and ensures data integrity. Security is controlled by the customer and is sufficiently flexible to support all business processes. The system is table-driven to facilitate real-time data updates and maintenance. Many of these tables are on-line for customer use. FPPS also offers all required electronic interfaces with the U.S. Treasury, OPM, National Finance Center (NFC), and various accounting systems. The system offers extensive data warehousing capabilities.

Other features include:

  • Menu-driven screens
  • Immediate on-line processing, error correction and action update
  • Single source data entry
  • Action suspense
  • Retroactive personnel actions/pay processing
  • Various on-line reports and queries
  • Easily accessible data
  • On-line edits
  • On-line help screens

FPPS fulfills the requirements and specifications established by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the President's Council on Management Improvement for Federal Automated systems, Government Accounting Office (GAO), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Personnel Management Federal Shared Service Center requirements and the Financial Systems Integration Office. It also satisfies initiatives of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government.

In addition, two web-based Time and Attendance Input Systems are offered to customers:  Quicktime and webTA. They offer automated routing, certification, extensive on line editing, and security controls.

FPPS generates personnel and payroll outputs that simplify workflow, including:

  • Personnel, Position, and Payroll actions
  • Time capture records
  • On-line management information system
  • EEO information
  • Security administration
  • Debt collection
  • On-line views
  • Retirement
  • Payroll accounting
  • External reporting (i.e., Treasury, OPM, OMB, NFC, & tax authorities)

For further information, please call 303-969-7200