The NOWCC ESP is on a biweekly payroll system that runs from Saturday morning through the second Friday night.
A check or direct deposit verification will be mailed to you from the NOWCC ESP headquarters office in Arlington, VA every other Thursday.
Direct Deposit is strongly recommended. Your paycheck is deposited into the bank of your choice on the check date. Direct deposit is the fastest, safest and most efficient way of receiving your money. Click here to print a copy of the Direct Deposit Form. If you need assistance, please contact your Recruiter.
Lost or stolen paychecks may be avoided by utilizing direct deposit. Keep in mind that holidays will often affect the delivery time of the U.S. mail. However, if a check is not received 7 days after the pay date, the enrollee should:
A replacement check will be issued and sent within 5 business days. If the "lost/stolen" paycheck is received after the stop payment process is initiated, the enrollee must return the original paycheck to the NOWCC Field Office immediately.
Click here to access the Enrollee pay schedule for the current calendar year.
The assigned hours an Enrollee works every pay period are considered authorized hours.
If an Enrollee's authorized hours need to be changed for a sustained period, the Monitor must contact the NASS ESP Coordinator.
ESP Enrollees are not authorized to work overtime.
Volunteering extra hours without pay is disallowed under federal wage and hour law.
You may not take compensatory time off in lieu of overtime payment. Compensatory time is defined as taking time off instead of getting paid for hours worked. This is disallowed under federal wage and hour laws.
ESP Enrollees are not eligible to receive pay for the hours of early release granted by the Leadership of the USDA or NASS to the Agency’s Staff. Enrollees can make up those hours during the following weeks.
ESP Enrollees should follow the guidance of the local NASS office for late arrival or early dismissal due to severe weather conditions. Enrollees are not eligible to receive pay for the hours of late arrival or early release due to the NASS office closings. Enrollees can make up those hours during the following weeks.