Received this email this morning in my VA email...
Recently, Congress and the President approved a cost of living increase in the amount of 1.6% that will be retroactive to January 6, 2019.
Last week, the contractor for the Human Resources information system used to track pay was tasked to make these changes to the pay of the 253,000 eligible VA employees. Almost all eligible employees were successfully processed and will see the change and the back pay in this Friday’s paycheck. For 308 of you, the contractor’s effort resulted in an error that must be corrected manually by Bay Pines HRM. If you are one of the 308 employees, you will see the change and back pay in your May 17, 2019, pay. Additional back pay will be included to account for the delay.
An SF-50 will be placed in your eOPF when the pay adjustment is made for you. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org notifying you that this has occurred."