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About NFC

The National Finance Center (NFC) is a Shared Service Provider for Financial Management Services and Human Resources Management Services. We are well-positioned to assist your Agency in achieving cost-effective, standardized, and interoperable solutions that provide functionality to support your strategic financial management and human resource management direction.

NFC’s offerings include innovative solutions both from a technical and support service perspective in order to assist you in meeting your Agency’s specific needs. NFC’s service offerings are designed to eliminate time-consuming, transactional functions and increase time for your Agency to perform your mission activities. NFC’s solutions approach facilitates planning and leverages best-in-class processes so that you can design the most efficient and effective financial and human capital management strategy for your Agency.

  • Serving the Federal Government Since 1973
  • Payrolling more than 600,000 employees
  • Providing customizable and flexible financial management services
  • Providing integrated shared service solutions
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  • July 13, 2020
    Time and Attendance
    This notice serves as a reminder to all Agencies of the requirement for the submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&A(s) by the National Finance Center (NFC) is critical to ensuring a successful payroll processing cycle. All T&As should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the biweekly pay period. Read more...
  • July 7, 2020
    National Finance Center Training Solutions
    The National Finance Center (NFC) realizes the importance of delivering excellent customer service and offering our customers innovative solutions that meet changing business needs. We are excited to announce the expansion of our innovative training solutions to include self-paced, on-demand training; virtual classroom training; and traditional classroom learning platforms focused on ensuring your workforce has the knowledge they need. Read more...
  • July 2, 2020
    NFC System Maintenance
    The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. Read more...
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Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) Process

In accordance with the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) Requirements Mandated by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), all file transmissions currently conducted via File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and any new file transmissions, must utilize the SFTP method.

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Last Updated / Reviewed: May 29, 2020