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Business Capabilities - Compensation and Benefits
Business Capabilities are the outcome-based business needs mapped to Federal government authoritative references, forms, and data standards.

Capability ID Function Activity Name Business Capability Statement
HCM.130.010.011 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Capture Federal regulatory and Federal statutory authorities applicable to compensation management (Human Capital Management, Work Schedule and Leave Management, Payroll, Leave, and Finance).
HCM.130.010.012 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Capture agency-specific policy/guidance and labor agreements applicable to compensation management (Human Capital Management, Work Schedule and Leave Management, Payroll, Leave, and Finance).
HCM.130.010.013 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Interface with Human Resources, Time & Attendance, and Finance systems, and third party vendors.
HCM.130.010.014 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Design and implement an integrated payroll workflow management capability that improves efficiencies, reduces errors, and increases automation throughout the payroll processes.
HCM.130.010.021 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Capture federal data resources necessary to calculate gross pay (e.g., pay plans, pay tables, locality pay tables, COLAs, transaction codes, etc.).
HCM.130.010.022 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Capture properly authorized input from the Time and Attendance (T&A) Processing Function, employee personnel inputs, third party inputs, and personnel action processing data.
HCM.130.010.023 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Calculate pay at the end of each pay period, (e.g., daily, bi-weekly, monthly) after properly authorized inputs have been received and after personnel action processing is completed.
HCM.130.010.024 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Compute pay based on assigned pay plan.
HCM.130.010.025 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Process prior-pay period, current-pay period, and future-pay period actions or adjustments based on effective dates.
HCM.130.010.026 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Establish a debt in accordance with the appropriate debt management regulations if the current or retroactive pay processing results in money owed to the government (e.g., employing agency).
HCM.130.010.027 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Apply retroactive adjustments based on prior-pay period time and attendance and personnel adjustments, changes to regulatory requirements, mass table changes, and/or changes to an employee's entitlement or incentives.
HCM.130.010.028 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Compute all types of pay entitlements with various payment frequencies (e.g., foreign and non-foreign allowances, differentials, awards, incentives, and premium pay).
HCM.130.010.029 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Compute earnings amounts or rates for partial-pay periods when entitlement effective dates do not coincide with pay period beginning and ending dates. Earning adjustments must be processed on a begin-date/end-date basis.
HCM.130.010.030 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Calculate overtime based on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the appropriate pay plan, or any agencies’ policies or labor agreements, as appropriate.
HCM.130.010.031 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Calculate differentials based on applicable hours certified by an approving official.
HCM.130.010.032 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Capture information requirements to support off-cycle and supplemental pay actions, recertified payments, and re-issued payments.
HCM.130.010.033 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Process and compute supplemental pay actions, recertified payments, and re-issued payments.
HCM.130.010.034 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Calculate allowances, premiums, and differentials as defined by law, regulation, pay plan, agency policies, and labor agreements (these may be set dollar amounts or computed as a percentage of pay, applying caps, or other limitations when applicable).
HCM.130.010.035 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Process and compute pay and deductions for dual appointment positions under different appointment authorities.
HCM.130.010.036 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Perform statutory limits and reasonable thresholds on gross pay (e.g., annual, aggregate, biweekly, and overtime limitations).
HCM.130.010.037 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Record gross pay.
HCM.130.010.041 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Calculate the applicable earnings subject to wage categories, and adjust taxable gross pay by deducting pre-taxable items (e.g., Thrift Savings Plan, FEHB deductions, and retirement annuity offsets, etc.).
HCM.130.010.042 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Calculate mandatory (e.g., federal and state income taxes, court ordered child support payments, etc.), voluntary (e.g., flexible spending account, life insurance premiums, etc.), and involuntary deductions (e.g., tax levies, garnishments, etc.).
HCM.130.010.043 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Apply calculated deductions in the order of precedence specified by OPM or other laws or regulations, agency policies, and labor agreements.
HCM.130.010.044 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Ensure net pay is not negative. The solution must follow and apply insufficient funds and process rules for taking deductions.
HCM.130.010.045 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Record deductions and net pay.
HCM.130.010.051 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Calculate retroactive adjustments based on prior-pay period time and attendance and personnel adjustments, changes to regulatory requirements, mass table changes, and/or changes to an employee's entitlement or incentives by comparing prior-pay period data and automatically compute differences.
HCM.130.010.052 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Track and process payroll calculations and adjustments that cross fiscal years, calendar years, and/or other accounting period and provide appropriate data to the core financial and other information systems.
HCM.130.010.053 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Record net pay after adjustments.
HCM.130.010.054 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Calculate advances and indebtedness upon separation.
HCM.130.010.055 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Calculate and pay a lump sum payment at separation as required by 5 USC 551 and 6306; 5 CFR part 50 sub part L.
HCM.130.010.056 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Record pay adjustments.
HCM.130.010.057 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Allow for a review and verification and a manual adjustment prior to an adjustment being applied.
HCM.130.010.058 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Suspend payment if necessary (e.g., lapse in appropriation, calculated payment exceeds threshold, etc.).
HCM.130.010.061 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Support unemployment compensation for Federal employees processing and responding to ES-931 Request for Wage and Separation Information - Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) requests.
HCM.130.010.062 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Generate payments for separation entitlements/incentives.
HCM.130.010.063 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Report on employee pay status after separation, termination, or retirement.
HCM.130.010.064 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Provide real time pay simulation tool.
HCM.130.010.065 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Generate electronic funds transfer files in required formats (e.g. International Treasury Services (ITS),third party, etc.).
HCM.130.010.066 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Generate payments for unpaid compensation to beneficiaries
HCM.130.010.067 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Provide a means for accepting, reporting, and correcting accounting information, by multiple funding source(s), for expenses and benefits, per reporting period.
HCM.130.010.068 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Provide data to other functions to generate internal and external payroll reports not created directly in the Pay Processing function.
HCM.130.010.069 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Use posted time, scheduled tours, and partial-pay period computations for all accrual processing that meets federally mandated reporting requirements.
HCM.130.010.070 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Comply with regulatory mandated reporting requirements.
HCM.130.010.071 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Track pay associated with job-related injury time (e.g. Continuation of Pay (COP), Office of Workers' Compensation Program (OWCP)).
HCM.130.010.072 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Report pay associated with job-related injury time (e.g. Continuation of Pay (COP), Office of Workers' Compensation Program (OWCP)).
HCM.130.010.081 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Capture properly authorized input from the Work Schedule and Leave Management Processing Function necessary to process leave.
HCM.130.010.082 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing For current and prior pay periods perform all activities associated with determination of proper leave balances for all types of leave, leave advances, accruals, usages, forfeitures, limitations, conversions, and transfers between agencies.
HCM.130.010.083 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Manage leave transfers and leave bank programs in accordance with applicable regulations.
HCM.130.010.084 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Provide data to support audits to ensure that all reported leave balances have been processed accurately and that balances used in pay calculations are correct.
HCM.130.010.085 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Track results of leave processing adjustments and maintain audit trail.
HCM.130.010.086 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Update employee leave balances
HCM.130.010.091 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Accommodate requests for waiver of collections for leave advances.
HCM.130.010.092 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Allow for manual leave adjustments as appropriate.
HCM.130.010.093 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Automatically convert leave taken in excess of available balance, based upon an established leave priority policy. When appropriate, the solution must provide for management review/approval (e.g., to determine advance leave, leave without pay or absence without leave).
HCM.130.020.011 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Data Capture, Transfer, and Reporting Interface with the Time and Attendance, Human Resources, and Financial Management systems, as necessary.
HCM.130.020.012 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Data Capture, Transfer, and Reporting Produce real-time customizable payroll and HR-related dashboards and workforce analytics.
HCM.130.020.021 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Data Capture, Transfer, and Reporting Capture employee-specific payroll record data as defined by the Payroll Data Standards.
HCM.130.020.022 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Data Capture, Transfer, and Reporting Record gross pay, net pay, and deductions (e.g., employee or government contributions) by funding source(s), generating information to update other functions and other systems, as appropriate, including the Standard General Ledger maintained in the core financial system
HCM.130.020.031 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Data Capture, Transfer, and Reporting Provide real-time capability, where applicable, to accept, identify, and process transactions from other systems (e.g., Employee Self-Service, Entry on Duty, etc.).
HCM.130.020.032 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Data Capture, Transfer, and Reporting Provide real-time error response(s), where applicable, and/or error report(s) to the user.
HCM.130.030.011 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Permit Government ownership of all data, and the data must be extractable in machine readable format at any time by government systems or personnel.
HCM.130.030.012 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Support the availability of government-wide payroll data to larger communities in order to support research and analysis, data-driven decision making, and accountability.
HCM.130.030.013 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Comply with all published Federal Data Standards.
HCM.130.030.021 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Allow all payroll providers access to an employee's full payroll history.
HCM.130.030.022 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Allow employees to update personal payroll information in the current or future processing pay period, at the employee's discretion (e.g., tax withholding information, electronic funds transfer information, and allotments, etc.).
HCM.130.030.023 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Update individual payroll information that has been modified by the employee
HCM.130.030.024 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Maintain and store each pay record by the pay period in which it was calculated and by the pay period to which it applies (e.g., the effective pay period).
HCM.130.030.031 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Provide standard data (e.g., Human Resources, Time & Attendance, and payroll data, accounting data, personal data, etc.) based on government-wide and agency-specific directives established and used for pay processing.
HCM.130.030.032 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Provide role-based capabilities for consistently applied internal and external control (e.g., security/segregation) over data entry, transaction processing, and reporting.
HCM.130.030.033 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Configure/standardize specific customer needs for data input, processing rules, and edit criteria.
HCM.130.030.034 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Prevent duplicate data entry, except where applicable exceptions apply (e.g., dual appointments, etc.), by automatically accessing positon and employee information already residing within the system.
HCM.130.030.041 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Design, develop, and publish a continuity of operations plan (COOP).
HCM.130.030.042 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Draft and publish User Guides and FAQs to assist customers utilizing the payroll system.
HCM.130.030.051 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Administration Comply with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) General Record Schedules (GRS) retention requirements.
HCM.130.040.011 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll System Change Management Provide role-based and subscription-based alert and notification capability for any updates to policy, functional, or technical requirements.
HCM.130.040.012 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Track and validate functional requirements, technical requirements, and production implementation in the impacted Human Resources, Time & Attendance, and Payroll systems.
HCM.130.040.013 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Provide the ability to store and/or reference related documentation.
HCM.130.040.014 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Generate a comprehensive requirements traceability matrix and provide ad-hoc reporting.
HCM.130.040.015 Compensation Management (Payroll Administration) Payroll Processing Maintain version control of all documentation.
HCM.140.010.011 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule and Leave Policy Development and Management Capture Federal regulatory, Federal statutory, agency-specific policy/guidance, and labor agreements applicable to work schedule and leave management.
HCM.140.010.012 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule and Leave Policy Development and Management Review agency-specific work schedule and leave management policies on an annual basis.
HCM.140.010.013 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule and Leave Policy Development and Management Enforce compliance with agency work schedule and leave management policies.
HCM.140.020.011 Work Schedule and Leave Management Develop Work Schedule and Leave Management Standard Operating Procedures Capture agency work schedule and leave management Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
HCM.140.020.012 Work Schedule and Leave Management Develop Work Schedule and Leave Management Standard Operating Procedures Enforce compliance with agency work schedule and leave management SOPs.
HCM.140.030.011 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule Development and Management Capture available agency work schedules, job roles, and work requirements.
HCM.140.030.012 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule Development and Management Define work schedules that accurately corresponds with position work requirements.
HCM.140.030.013 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule Development and Management Customize tours of duty and work schedules to meet agency requirements.
HCM.140.030.014 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule Development and Management Assign work schedules to employees.
HCM.140.030.015 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule Development and Management Record and maintain employee work schedules in the system of record.
HCM.140.030.016 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule Development and Management Apply telework agreement to the work schedule.
HCM.140.030.017 Work Schedule and Leave Management Work Schedule Development and Management Obtain supervisory approval on work schedule changes.
HCM.140.040.011 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Populate employee time card with relevant employee demographic data.
HCM.140.040.012 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Capture employee assigned work schedule, leave accruals, and leave balances.
HCM.140.040.013 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Associate an accounting code(s) (funding sources) to an employee (in accordance with CGAC).
HCM.140.040.014 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Capture telework eligibility and types available to employee.
HCM.140.040.015 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Electronically collect time worked, leave taken, and other pay-related data (e.g. piecework, fee basis units/dollars, and differentials and premium pay data for each employee) according to established policy and federal regulations.
HCM.140.040.016 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Record telework hours.
HCM.140.040.017 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Record holiday pay for part-time employees based on work schedule.
HCM.140.040.018 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Record continuation of pay (COP).
HCM.140.040.019 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Record premium pay.
HCM.140.040.020 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Capture comments on timesheet submission.
HCM.140.040.021 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Electronically request and approve ad-hoc / situational telework.
HCM.140.040.022 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Certify telework hours.
HCM.140.040.023 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Certify premium pay and leave actions.
HCM.140.040.024 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Document certification for premium pay and leave.
HCM.140.040.025 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Review and submit time card (by employee).
HCM.140.040.026 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Review and validate time card (by Timekeeper).
HCM.140.040.027 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Decertify/reject an employee timecard if inaccurate.
HCM.140.040.028 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Return inaccurate time card to employee to correct errors.
HCM.140.040.029 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Capture all categories of reported leave.
HCM.140.040.030 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Process leave each time it is accrued or used.
HCM.140.040.031 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Apply and record usages and perform conversions to determine balances (e.g., FMLA, leave banks, voluntary leave transfer, home leave, credit hours) based on time worked and leave taken, accrued, or donated.
HCM.140.040.032 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Update leave balance.
HCM.140.040.033 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Manage T&A adjustments for separated employees.
HCM.140.040.034 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Audit all transactions.
HCM.140.040.035 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Initiate Time and Attendance corrections.
HCM.140.040.036 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Adjust current and prior pay periods time and attendance records as necessary.
HCM.140.040.037 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time Card Management Approving Officials certify timecard (certification required before T&A data can be transmitted to payroll for processing).
HCM.140.050.011 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time & Attendance Transmittal Electronically transmit Time and Attendance data to the payroll provider.
HCM.140.050.012 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time & Attendance Transmittal Remediate any transmittal errors or issues.
HCM.140.050.013 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time & Attendance Transmittal Track the accuracy and timeliness of T&A data transmittal to the payroll provider.
HCM.140.060.011 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time & Attendance Reporting Aggregate all time and attendance data collected through the management of time cards and work schedules.
HCM.140.060.013 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time & Attendance Reporting Analyze Time and Attendance data.
HCM.140.060.014 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time & Attendance Reporting Produce applicable Time and Attendance reports.
HCM.140.060.015 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time & Attendance Reporting Produce ad hoc Time and Attendance reports.
HCM.140.060.016 Work Schedule and Leave Management Time & Attendance Reporting Comply with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) General Record Schedules (GRS) retention requirements.
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Business Use Cases - Compensation and Benefits
A set of agency “stories” that document the key activities, inputs, outputs, and other LOB intersections to describe how the Federal government operates.

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Standard Data Elements - Compensation and Benefits
Identify the minimum data fields required to support the inputs and outputs noted in the use cases and capabilities.

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Performance Metrics -Compensation and Benefits
Define how the government measures successful delivery of outcomes based on timeliness, efficiency, and accuracy targets.

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