All Pay Processing Schedules list bi-weekly pay dates and HR Information Systems deadlines.
- 2023 Payroll Calendar for Group 1
- 2023 Payroll Calendar for Group 2
- 2023 Payroll Calendar for Group 3
- 2023 Payroll Calendar for Group 6
Peoplesoft Payroll: Pay Processing Schedules 2009 - 2023 (this area is only accessible to DC government employees on the DC wide area network)
Understanding Your DC Government Paycheck
DCHR has developed Understanding Your DC Government Paycheck as guide for general questions about your paycheck.
W-4 Withholding Certification
All new employees hired after January 1, 2020 must complete the 2020 W-4. Employees who previously completed a W-4 will only need to complete the updated form if they are making changes to their withholdings.
Employees without changes to their withholdings, do not need to complete this form and no action is needed. For employees hired before January 1, 2020, the District will continue to compute withholdings based on the previously completed W-4 unless a new W-4 is completed. To change withholdings, a new W-4 must be completed in PeopleSoft. To complete the form, employees should login to PeopleSoft at ess.dc.gov, select Self-Service, Payroll and Compensation, and finally W-4 Tax Information. A job aid on completing the W-4 in PeopleSoft is below. For more information, please visit the IRS’ Form W-4 Frequency Asked Questions website at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-on-the-2020-form-w-4.
Payroll Job Aid (This area is only accessible to DC government employees on the DC wide area network)
Manager Supervisory Service Time Approval Training
T&L On Line Training Job Aid (This area is only accessible to DC government employees on the DC wide area network)
Questions about your paycheck?
If you have additional payroll questions, please contact the Office Pay and Retirement Services at (202) 741-8600.
For employees affected by the April 28, 2017 announcement of retirement and tax errors, please contact Jeremy Grey, DCHR Paralegal Specialist, at (202) 727-1840 or review see our Frequently Asked Questions.