Allotment Instructions (Federal Government Employees only)


What is an allotment?
An allotment is a designated amount of money that is automatically distributed for you, from your pay check.
When arranging an allotment for a Purchasing Power order, you are authorizing a direct payment from your pay check to Purchasing Power. These funds are applied to your outstanding balance and within 12 months your order will be paid off!

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Which on-line payroll system I should use?
Many providers list the government agencies that they serve on their website. Your immediate supervisor or local payroll administrator will be able to direct you to the correct provider.

For your convenience, see the list below for the most commonly used providers.

ServiceWebsite/PhoneSupporting Federal Agencies
Employee Expressp: 888-353-9450
www.employeeexpress.gov
Department of Treasury, Department of Education, Department of Transportation, etc
My Payp: 888-332-7411
w: mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx

Military

NFC (National Finance Center)p: 855-632-4468
w: www.nfc.usda.gov
Federal Government Employees
PostalEASEp: 877-477-3273
w: ewss.usps.gov/
US Postal Employees
Office of Personal Managementp: 888-767-6738
w: www.servicesonline.opm.gov/
Federal Government retirees

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How do I set up my allotment?
To set up an allotment to Purchasing Power within your on-line payroll system, you will need to have the information from your order packet (see image below) that was emailed to you after your order was submitted. You can also access your order packet within your My Account page, selecting the order.

Your Allotment Information (SAMPLE)

 

After setting up your allotment, send your Confirmation of Allotment to orderprocessing@purchasingpower.com or fax to 1-866-741-3919 so we can process your order as soon as possible.


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What is a Confirmation of Allotment?

The Confirmation of Allotment confirms that you have set up the correct payment amount for your pending order with Purchasing Power and is required for your order to be processed. The Confirmation of Allotment must include the following information from your order packet:
• Purchasing Power's 13-digit Account Number
• Purchasing Power's Routing Number
• The total allotment amount needed to cover all outstanding orders

There are a few samples of confirmation pages included in your order packet.


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My on-line payroll system will not allow me to enter cents in the allotment amounts.
Please round up to the closest dollar when setting up your allotment. Any overpayment on your account can be used against a future purchase or will be refunded to you at the end of your payback term.

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Is there a limit on the number of allotments I can have?
Purchasing Power permits any number of orders, so long as they do not exceed your order and/or spending limit. However your payroll system may restrict the number of active discretionary allotments at one time.

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What if I already have an allotment to Purchasing Power and have made an additional purchase?
If you already have an active allotment to Purchasing Power and are making another purchase, you must increase your allotment to include the payment amount to cover the new purchase. Verify that the allotment account number on your new order packet matches your current allotment and you will not need to start a new allotment.

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I am unable to print my confirmation of allotment
Due to security issues, some on-line systems may not provide a Print option. In most cases you are able to use the Control / Print Screen (Control/P) action to print the screen display.

Then, simply email the printed copy to orderprocessing@purchasingpower.com or fax to 1-866-741-3919 , and we will process your order.

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What if I do not have access to an on-line system to set up my allotment?
Most Federal Government employees have access to an on-line payroll system. We encourage you to speak with your payroll administrator or supervisor for assistance accessing your online payroll system or to complete a Confirmation of Manual Allotment Activation.

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What is a Confirmation of Manual Allotment Authorization?
If you do not have the ability to set up your allotment on-line, you may be able to set it up through your local payroll administrator. Your payroll administrator may provide you with a print out, confirming the allotment was started. You may send us that document, or have your payroll administrator complete the Confirmation of Manual Allotment Activation (CMAA) form found in your order packet.

Once we receive the completed CMAA, we will confirm the allotment by contacting your payroll administrator directly. Please note, this may add considerable processing time to your order.

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What do I do when the 6 or 12-month payment period has ended and my purchase is paid in full?
You will need to adjust your allotment once the balance for the order has been satisfied. This way, you’ll only be paying for the orders that have remaining balances going forward. If you do not have any other open orders, you should cancel your allotment after the last payment is made.

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