Roth TSP change affects Airmen’s pay

by Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Due to recent financial system improvements affecting Roth TSP contributions, in which military members were recently advised to take actions to submit new elections in percentages of pay vice a specific dollar amount, approximately 36,000 Airmen will notice a change in both mid-month and end-of-month February paychecks.

As the result of recent DFAS updates, the first percentage Roth contribution will be deducted entirely from the February end-of-month paycheck on Feb. 27 vice split evenly between the two paydays in February. Military members affected by this change will realize a larger February mid-month paycheck and a substantially smaller end-of-month paycheck when the entire Roth contribution amount is deducted.

As a result, paychecks of members whose monthly Roth deduction exceed their end-of-month February pay will result in a zero dollar amount paycheck; this affects approximately 180 active-duty members Air Force-wide. The affected members will be notified directly by DFAS via a SmartDocs email.

“We want to make sure Airmen are informed so they can make smart decisions for their upcoming paychecks,” said Master Sgt. Sharon Avci, 86th Comptroller Squadron financial services flight chief. “Depending on your Roth TSP contribution, this could have a significant impact on your budget.”

Airmen are reminded to plan accordingly and check their mid-month pay now available on MyPay.

For more information, contact the 86th Comptroller Squadron.  For financial aid or budgeting assistance, contact the Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100.

Airmen are reminded to keep their registered email address on MyPay current at all times.