Benefits Newsletters

Latest Newsletter: May, 2018

Mon, May 14th 2018, 8:23am

For information (CSRS and FERS) on what happens to your benefits upon separation, visit the Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch’s website.  Should you have any questions, please notify your Benefits Contact or AskBPLB

Mon, May 14th 2018, 8:31am

If you are injured in the performance of duty, you should immediately contact the Occupational Medical Service (OMS) at 301-496-4411 to report the injury and seek medical attention.  You may be entitled to medical services and lost wages compensation.  If appropriate, OMS will direct you to the NIH Workers’ Compensation Program.  The NIH Workers’ Compensation Program will assist you throughout the life of your claim.  To learn more about the program, call 301-402-2669 to speak with a Compensation Specialist or visit the

Mon, May 14th 2018, 8:37am

If there is a valid court order pertaining to your Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) benefits, benefits must be paid in accordance with the terms of the court order, regardless of whether you complete a designation of beneficiary form complying with the court order.  The court order supersedes any of your designations. This is in accordance with Public Law 105-205.  When a court order is in effect, you cannot change your designation or make a new designation, unless the person(s) named in the court order agree(s) in writing or unless the court order is subsequently modified.

Mon, May 14th 2018, 8:39am

The Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) has received a number of calls from NIH employees who have been contacted by financial planning company representatives.  The representatives are asking to meet to discuss benefits and are implying they represent the NIH or the Federal Government in an attempt to target employees as clients.  The Benefits and Payroll Liaison Branch administers the Federal benefits program for NIH.  It is not the practice of OHR to contact employees in any manner to sell financial planning information.  We have no connection with,

Mon, May 14th 2018, 8:44am

myPay is the self-service system that allows you to make a number of employee elections, such as changes to your home address, TSP contributions, direct deposit of pay, allotments, Federal tax withholdings, and Open Season health benefits elections.  Additionally, some state tax withholdings must be made via myPay.  If you move to or from Maryland, you must complete a state tax form for your new state and submit it to the Benefits and

Mon, May 14th 2018, 8:35am

It is very important and your responsibility to review your LES each payday to ensure that proper deductions are being withheld.  You can access your LES at any time in myPay.  Should you discover a benefits withholding problem, notify your Benefits Contact immediately.  For other withholding problems, contact your timekeeper or Administrative Officer for assistance.   Your LES is available in myPay for only the past 26 pay periods.

Past Benefits Newsletters