Allotment FAQ’s

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Allotment FAQ’s 2017-12-05T11:54:08+00:00

Federal Allotment Process FAQ’s

Allotment Instructions (Federal Government Employees only)

What do I do when the 6 or 12 payment period has ended and my purchase is paid in full? 2017-10-08T04:27:12+00:00

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.

What is a Confirmation of Manual Allotment Authorization? 2017-10-08T04:26:51+00:00

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. 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.

What if I do not have access to an on-line system to set up my allotment? 2017-10-08T04:26:28+00:00

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.

I am unable to print my confirmation of allotment 2017-10-08T05:47:48+00:00

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:

What if I already have an allotment to Company Payroll Store and have made an additional purchase? 2017-10-08T04:25:35+00:00

If you already have an active allotment with CPS, you will need to increase your allotment to include the payment amount to cover the new purchase.

Is there a limit on the number of allotments I can have? 2017-10-08T04:25:13+00:00

No CPS allows you to have any number of open orders, so long as they do not exceed your spending limit. However, your payroll system may restrict the number of open/active allotments at one time.

My on-line payroll system will not allow me to enter cents in the allotment amounts. 2017-10-08T04:24:54+00:00

Please round up to the closest dollar when setting up your allotment. Any overpayment on your account can be used against a future purchases.

How do I set up my allotment? 2017-10-08T05:48:49+00:00

To set up an allotment to Company Payroll Store (CPS), you will need to have the information from your order confirmation email. You can also access your order information within your My Account page, under “Order History”.

Allotment Setup Example

Routing Number071026356This number does not change
Account Number450042381Checking Acct Number – does not change
Type of AccountChecking
Financial InstitutionHyde Park BankA Branch of Beverly and Trust Co – Chicago IL
Existing Allotment Amount$X.XXAny Current Allotment with CPS
This Order Allotment Amt.$X.XXAllotment for this ORDER
TOTAL Allotment Amount$XX.XXTotal new Allotment amount

After setting up your allotment, send your Confirmation of Allotment to – we will process your order once received.

Which on-line payroll system I should use? 2017-10-08T04:23:17+00:00

Many providers list the government agencies 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/Phone SupportingFederal Agencies
Employee Expressp: 888-353-9450
Dept. of Treasury
Dept. of Education Dept. of Transportation
FC (National Finance Center)p: 855-632-4468
Fed. Gov’t Employees

PostalEASEp: 877-477-3273
US Postal Employees

Office of Personal Managementp: 888-767-6738
Fed. Gov’t Retirees

Which on-line payroll system I should use? 2017-10-08T04:22:55+00:00

Many providers list the government agencies on their website. Your immediate supervisor or local payroll administrator will be able to direct you to the correct provider.

What is an allotment? 2017-10-08T04:22:28+00:00

An allotment is a designated amount of money automatically distributed for you by your federal employer directly from your paycheck. When arranging an allotment for a Company Payroll Store order, you are authorizing a direct payment from your paycheck to the Company Payroll Store in set amounts. These funds are applied to your outstanding balance for the designated period until your order is paid off!