Update 91 - Revisions Released for GPPA Chapter 17 for DETO

Reference Number: NFC-24-1711563276
Published: April 15, 2024 
Effective: Pay Period 06, 2024


National Finance Center (NFC) systems and applications have been updated for Domestic Employees Teleworking Overseas (DETO) to comply with U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Update 091 - Revision Released for the Guide to Processing Personnel Actions (GPPA) - Chapter 17: Pay and Step Changes.

Affected Systems


System Impact Status


Front-End System Interface (FESI)

Web-based Entry, Processing, Inquiry, and Correction System (EPIC Web)

Modified to accept new Authority Code
Z2Y - PL117-263 9717-DETO in conjunction with Nature of Action Code (NOAC) 894.

Personnel Input and Edit System (PINE)

Updated to edit against the new Authority Code NOAC combination.

Table Management System (TMGT)

Updated tables to add new Authority
Code 1 Z2Y and Remarks codes. 


Each Agency is responsible for documenting a change in the duty station to an overseas location under a DETO agreement with the correct special pay table code and Pay Rate Determinant (PRD) code based on OPM's GPPA - Chapter 17. Agencies will also be responsible for selecting the applicable remark code.

EmpowHR, FESI, and EPIC Web

EmpowHR, FESI, and EPIC Web have been updated to allow the new Authority Code NOAC combination to require the following:


PINE has been updated so that Error Message 653 - Nature of Action/Auth Code Invalid, edits against the new Authority Code NOAC combination.


The following TMGT tables have been updated to add the new Authority Code and Remarks:


The procedure manuals for these applications are available online at the NFC web site. To view the procedures, select HR and Payroll Clients from the MyNFC drop-down menu on the NFC Home page. At the HR and Payroll Clients page, select the Publications tab and select NFC Systems Documentation to access the procedure manuals.


For questions about NFC processing, authorized Servicing Personnel Office representatives should contact the NFC Contact Center at 1-855-NFC-4GOV (1-855-632-4468) or via the customer service portal at ServiceNow Portal for Federated Users and at ServiceNow Portal for Non-Federated Users