Compensation Analyst (Project A)
Title:Compensation Analyst (Project A)

Task Title: Global Compensation, Pay (Pay Processing, American Pay processing Division, (CGFS/GC/PPR/AMP)


Vacant Position: Compensation Analyst (Project A)


DoS Manager: Jeff Mounts, Managing Director, Global Compensation, (CGFS/GC)

SALARY:  Applicants please submit salary requirements


Task Purpose:

The Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services (CGFS), Global Compensation provides compensation services to U.S. Foreign Service employees, Department of State Civil Service employees and Locally Employed (LE) staff. We provide both American and LE Staff payroll services for U.S. Agencies Overseas and Annuity services for Foreign Service Retirees. We are located in Charleston, South Carolina and Bangkok, Thailand where we manage one of the most complex compensation environments in the world, providing compensation services in 180 countries and 140 currencies. Our services include time and attendance, payroll, annuity payments, customer support, withholding, benefits, record keeping and reporting for our employees working domestically and overseas at our Embassies and Missions. Our primary goal is to provide world-class compensation services to our customers.


Global Compensation requires a contractor to provide Leadership support to the Office of Global Compensation, Pay Processing, American Pay processing Division. American Pay Processing (AMP): Provides compensation services to U.S. Foreign Service, Department of State Civil Service and Foreign Service Retirees. We also provide American payroll services for U.S. Agencies Overseas. AMP manages a diverse Foreign affairs payroll environment, providing our services to our Civil and Senior Executive Service employees domestically, U.S. Foreign Service employees in the U.S., and overseas, and Annuity services to Foreign Service Retirees. Our services include time and attendance, payroll, annuity payments, customer support, withholding, benefits, record keeping and reporting for our employees and Annuitants. The position provides support to the Director of Project A, Keith Koehler.


Minimum/General Requirements:

  • Requires a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, computer science or business administration and three (3) years of relevant professional experience supporting the design, development, analysis, testing, or implementation of mainframe or client-server based financial systems similar in size, complexity, and scope to the DoS systems. Functional expertise and experience in Federal accounting operations, policies, practices, reporting, and business process/requirements is desirable and may be substituted for the IT experience

  • Experience with payroll, accounting or financial analysis experience required

  • High levels of confidentiality, ethics and integrity is required

  • Key Skills – Confidentiality, flexibility, time-management, detail-orientated, organized, excellent communicator via phone and email, excellent customer service, team player, analytical, positive attitude, good computer, research and problem solving skills


Functional Responsibility:


The Compensation Analysts primary responsibilities are T&A reporting (bi-monthly), pay calculation, individual leave accounts, allotments of pay, and other individual pay matters for those paid under local compensation plans at serviced-posts. Specific Duties include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Responsible for accuracy of calculating and processing Time and Attendance into a various proprietary financial systems, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of information. This includes working accounts by organization or country code by processing a variety of transactions which affect pay, leave, taxes, benefits and other deductions.

    1. research, analyze, and process pay actions such as, but not limited to: Arrival notices TM8/departure TM5; Other agency allowance only employees; Combined Federal Campaign (CFC); Charge Pay; Consular Agent, Danger Pay, Direct Deposit Allotment, Language Incentive Pay (LIP); Personal Service Contracts (PSC); Physicians Comparability Allowance (PCA); Service Need Differential (SND); Extra Mile Awards, Advance of Pay, Cost of Living Allowances; Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance, Leave Adjustments, Lump Sum Annual Leave, Post Differential Allowance; Recruitment Bonuses; Standard Retroactive SF-50 Adjustments; Supplemental Payments and TSP Loans.

    allowances, differentials, direct deposits, taxes, savings bonds, allotments, health and life insurance, reoccurring deductions, thrift savings plan deductions, danger pay, awards, Standard Retroactive SF 50 Adjustments etc…

  • Verifies the validity of personnel actions and personal service contracts/agreements prepared by serviced Embassies, rejecting those who are not properly completed or in accord with existing personnel law, regulation and advises post personnel offices of the deficiencies and corrections needed to effect the action.

  • Answers questions from employees regarding payroll matters (pay, deductions and related matters).

    1. analyzes and reconciles reports or accounts, and as necessary, makes adjustments which are largely retroactive in nature. More difficult adjustments may require extensive record searches and involve correction of accounts.
  • Perform manual calculations when deemed necessary to verify year-to-date adjustments and corrections when the calculations cannot be performed through the automated payroll system, CAPPS and or other financial systems as required.

  • Research, correct and determine the cause of erroneous payments and timely clearing of domestic and overseas T&A rejects.

  • Calculating overpayments made due to system deficiencies, preparing proposed repayments schedules, communications those proposals to the employees and entering the collections in accordance with the debt collections of the Federal Government. Overpayments may occur during each bi-weekly pay cycle.

  • Prepares reports on various aspects of the payroll cycle, as requested by DoS.

  • Performs other payroll duties as assigned.


Software Systems Utilized:

CAPPS (Consolidated American Personnel & Payroll System), Report.web, Employee Express, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook), Global Foreign Affairs Compensation System (GFACS), GFS Knowledge Base (KB), GEMS (Government Employee Management System), DIS (Document Imaging System & various websites of government agencies (Employee Express, IRS, TSP. Office of Personnel Management) and other software systems required to complete the job.


Period of Performance:

  1. contractor is expected to work an 8 hour shift between the hours of 6:15 am - 6:00 pm (Work Schedule will be defined based on the work requirements of Global Compensation). Contractor has a non-compensated, 45-minute lunch Monday through Friday (between the hours of 11-2), excluding federal holidays observed at the government site. Performance under this task order may require work in excess of the normal forty-hour work week to include weekends as the workload requires it. Work performed in excess of 40 hours may be scheduled or unscheduled work and must be authorized by your Project Manager and DoS Management.


Security Requirements:

All personnel provided under this task order must be able to either possess or obtain a government security clearance at “TOP SECRET” to be issued by Department of State, Diplomatic Security.


Formal Training Requirements:

  • GFS10 - Reading and Understanding Fiscal Data

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