Happy Tuesday! The federal government will start transmitting pay information for executive branch employees electronically, the Office of Management and Budget announced
The New Orleans-based National Finance Center — which processes payroll statements for more than
140 offices across the three branches of government — plans to start
providing leave and earnings statements to workers electronically,
although workers can choose to still receive paper versions, OMB said.
Workers can access the information via an NFC database, OMB said. The
change will save taxpayers about $4 million annually.
Workers at the Department of Homeland Security will be the first to see the changes in the coming weeks, followed later by employees at
other executive branch departments, including Agriculture, Housing and
Urban Development, Justice, Labor, Treasury and Veterans Affairs.
The move stems from last fall’s OMB contest that sought cost-cutting ideas from federal
“This is a small change, but a powerful example of how federal employees can use their experience and unique knowledge to streamline
what works in the federal government and end what doesn’t — saving
taxpayer dollars and improving performance,” OMB Director Peter
R. Orszag wrote on his blog
Monday in announcing the decision.
Should the government go entirely paperless with pay and other work-related documents?