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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 sent to you from the NOWCC 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. To update or change your direct deposit information log into your ADP account; under Myself, select Pay and then Payment Options. If you need assistance, please contact your Roll Out Support Team 

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:

  • Notify the NOWCC Field Office of non-receipt.
  • Complete and submit a Stop Payment Request. Click here to print a Stop Payment Form.

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.

Authorized Hours

The assigned hours an Enrollee works every pay period are considered "authorized hours".  Authorized hours determine the Enrollee's eligibility for health insurance.  Authorized hours are also used for budgeting and billing purposes.

If an Enrollee's authorized hours need to be changed for a sustained period (3 or more pay periods), the Technical Advisor must contact the NOWCC Recruiters/Program Specialists.  This facilitates accurate budget planning and ensures that enrollees' eligibility for health insurance is maintained or enrollees are notified if they become eligible for insurance due to an increase in hours.  

An Enrollee must work a minimum of 60 hours per pay period to maintain medical insurance eligibility.


Typically, overtime is defined as time WORKED over 40 hours in a single week (over 8 hours per day in some states). Overtime calculations will not include sick leave or any other non-work hours.

Overtime is rarely required. If your assignment requires more than forty (40) hours of work per week (more than eight hours per day in some states), you must have advance approval from your technical advisor. This approval must be sent in writing (email is acceptable) each time overtime is to be authorized to the NOWCC Program Director or Manager with a copy to Recruiters/Program Specialists for forwarding to NOWCC Payroll.  Authorized overtime will be paid at time and a half. 

Volunteer Hours

Volunteering extra hours without pay is disallowed under federal wage and hour law.

Compensatory Time

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.

Early Release Hours

ESP Enrollees are not eligible to receive pay for the hours of early release granted by the leadership of the BLM to the agency’s staff. Enrollees can make up those hours during the following weeks in coordination with their monitor.

Inclement Weather Policy

ESP enrollees should follow the guidance of the local BLM office for late arrival or early dismissal due to inclement weather conditions.  Enrollees are not eligible to receive pay for the hours of late arrival or early release due to the BLM office closings, however they are allowed to make up those hours during the following weeks in coordination with their technical advisor.