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Payroll office resources

Information, instructions, and system codes needed to manage employee data and contributions.

  • Payments

    Coupon for Payments from Non SF-224 Agencies
    Checklist and coupon for submitting payments from non SF-224 agencies.

    Employee data, contributions, and negative adjustments

    Form TSP-2, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher
    Use this form to credit participant accounts.

    Form TSP-2-D, Certification of Redesignation of Records and Journal Voucher
    Use this form to request the redesignation of employee contributions from Roth contributions to traditional contributions or vice versa due to agency processing error. Important note: As of January 1, 2021, agencies should submit catch-up contributions on the same record used to submit the equivalent regular contribution.

    Form TSP-2-G, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher for Contributions Requiring G Fund Breakage
    Use this form to credit participant accounts requiring G Fund breakage.

    Form TSP-19, Transfer of Information Between Agencies
    Gaining agencies must obtain the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account information of employees who transfer from other Federal agencies or who change payroll offices. The losing agency must provide the relevant TSP information to the gaining agency using this form.

    Bulletin 5-13, Processing Agency Submissions in the New Record Keeping System
    Outlines the procedures agencies must use to report employee data and TSP contributions to the TSP record keeper.

    Bulletin 5-15, Catch-up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 and Older
    Describes the Catch-up contributions program, including eligibility requirements, and actions agencies must take to implement this program.

    Loan payments

    Form TSP-2-L, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher for Loan Payments
    Use this form to submit TSP loan payments.

    Bulletin 5-16, Processing Thrift Savings Plan Loan Payments in the TSP Record Keeping System
    Outlines the procedures agencies must use to report Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) loan payments to the TSP.

    Earnings adjustments

    Form TSP-2-F, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher for Earnings Adjustment
    Use this form to submit amounts that represent an earnings adjustment.

    Bulletin 5-12, Earnings Adjustments to Thrift Savings Plan Accounts Requested By Employing Agencies
    This bulletin explains the rules covering “earnings adjustments” and the journal voucher that payroll offices must use to submit adjustments.

    Reports payroll offices receive

    Agency Guide For Report Descriptions And Data Record Formats (Version 5.30)
    This document provides information for reports selected by the Board to be included in the Electronic Transmission System.

    Error Codes and Messages Keyed to Record Types
    Use this document to better understand the meaning of error codes and messages returned by the Electronic Transmission System.

    Bulletin 11-8, Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports
    This bulletin discusses the current reports that payroll offices receive and new reports upon implementation of Roth TSP.

  • Employee data, contributions, and negative adjustments

    Form TSP-U-2, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher
    Use this form to credit participant accounts.

    Form TSP-U-2-D, Certification of Redesignation of Records and Journal Voucher
    Use this form to request the redesignation of employee contributions from Roth contributions to traditional (tax-deferred or tax-exempt) contributions or vice versa due to agency processing error. The record used will depend upon the tax category of the original contribution (tax-deferred, tax-exempt, or Roth). Note that Roth contributions toward the catch-up contribution limit cannot be redesignated as taxexempt because tax-exempt catch-up contributions are not permitted by law. Important note: As of January 1, 2021, services should submit catch-up contributions on the same record used to submit the equivalent regular contribution.

    Form TSP-U-2-G, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher for Contributions Requiring G Fund Breakage
    Use this form to credit participant accounts requiring G Fund breakage.

    Bulletin 6-U-2, Catch-up Contributions for TSP Participants Age 50 and Older
    Describes the Catch-up contributions program, including eligibility requirements, and actions agencies must take to implement this program.

    Bulletin 2-U-21, Processing Submissions From Uniformed Services Payroll Offices in the New Record Keeping System
    Explains how payroll office submissions of employee data and TSP contributions will be processed after the new record keeping system is implemented in September 2002.

    Loan payments

    Form TSP-U-2-L, Certification of Transfer of Funds and Journal Voucher for Loan Payments
    Use this form to submit TSP loan payments.

    Bulletin 5-U-11, Processing Thrift Savings Plan Loan Payments in the TSP Record Keeping System
    Outlines the procedures agencies must use to report Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) loan payments to the TSP.

    Recharacterizations

    Form TSP-U-2-R, Certification of Recharacterization of Records and Journal Voucher
    Use this form to submit tax-deferred and tax-exempt records for recharacterization.

    Reports payroll offices receive

    Uniformed Services Guide For Report Descriptions And Data Record Formats (Version 4.00)
    This document provides information for those reports selected by the Board to be included in the Electronic Transmission System.

    Error Codes and Messages Keyed to Record Types
    Use this document to better understand the meaning of error codes and messages returned by the Electronic Transmission System.

    Bulletin 17-U-2, 2017 Thrift Savings Plan Payroll Office Reports for the Blended Retirement System
    This bulletin discusses the current reports that payroll offices receive and new reports upon implementation of the Blended Retirement System (BRS).