I received my first paycheck as an NIH federal employee, and the net pay amount is not what I was expecting. What do I do?

You are encouraged to closely review your Leave and Earnings Statements (LES) each pay period to confirm that your pay, allotments, deductions, and leave balances are accurately reflected. Please note that benefits such as the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) and the FERS pension factor into overall federal employee payroll deductions, and you are encouraged to plan accordingly. You may contact your servicing Benefits Specialist for more information about your benefits as a federal employee. If you note an error with payroll deductions and/or missing pay, immediately contact the Leave, Payroll & Workforce Support Branch. Your assigned Payroll Liaison will research this issue and if needed provide a resolution.