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Understanding Your Paystub

Earnings and Deductions

The following table explains the earnings and deductions shown on your paycheck stub.

DESCRIPTIONEXPLANATIONEXAMPLE
ADM FEES Flexible reimbursement accounts administrative charge  
BUYBACK Employee repurchase of retirement credits - post tax  
CVC The amount you contribute to the Combined Virginia Campaign United Way
DDCHKING The amount directly deposited to your checking account  
DDSAVING The amount directly deposited to your savings account  
DEF COM Deferred Compensation - The amount you contribute to the Commonwealth of Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan  
DEP CARE Dependent Care - Pre tax flexible spending account  
DCSE-SUP Child support payment deduction made electronically to the Department of Social Services  
EMP ASSO#2 Your dues to the Virginia Government Employee Association  
EMP HLTH Employee Health - Your health care premium, if you do not use pre-tax dollars  
FED TAX Federal Income tax taken from your check  
FOUNDAT The amount you contribute to the NOVA Educational Foundation  
GARN FEE The one-time processing fee you pay for any garnishment  
GARNISH1 The amount deducted if you have a garnishment to your wages  
HI Hospital Insurance - your Medicare Part A contribution  
IMPLIFE Imputed Life - the taxable value of life insurance benefits above $50,000 VRS group and life insurances
MED REIM Medical Reimbursement - Pre tax flexible spending account  
NET PAY Your gross pay minus your taxes and deductions  
OASDI Your Social Security contribution (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Income)  
OPT LIFE Optional Life Insurance - Your optional life insurance premium purchased in addition to your VRS group life insurance  
PETTYCSH Employee miscellaneous deduction to agency  
POOL VEH State motor pool expense  
POST TAX Total deductions you pay with post-tax dollars for voluntary and optional insurances UNUM
PREBUYBK Before tax employee repurchase retirement credits  
PRE TAX Total deductions you pay with pre-tax dollars for voluntary annuities 403 (b)
PRM CONV Premium Conversion - Your health care premium paid with pre-tax dollars.  
REGULAR Your earnings for the current period  
SUPPORT2 Domestic support deductions by a third party check  
SUP CRUN The amount directly deposited to a supplemental credit union account Apple Federal Credit Union
TPA ADM Administrative fee (per deduction) for either pre- or post- tax deductions  
USBONDS# Deduction for purchase of US Savings Bonds  
VA TAX Virginia Income tax taken from your check  
VACU DD The amount directly deposited to your Virginia Credit Union account Virginia Credit Union
VPEP Virginia Prepaid Education Program  
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