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National Finance Center

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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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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  • September 16, 2020
    CULP0053, Time and Attendance (T&A) Error Analysis Report
    Each pay period, the National Finance Center (NFC) makes the CULP0053, T&A Error Analysis report available to our customer Agencies. The report is generated for our Agencies each time we run a Time and Attendance Validation System (TIME) job to update incoming T&A’s. One of the benefits of utilizing the information provided in the CULP0053 report is to increase your awareness of the need to process personnel actions timely and submit complete and accurate T&A data, which would eliminate errors and increase efficiency of your payroll processing. Read more...
  • September 11, 2020
    NFC System Maintenance
    The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. Read more...
  • September 10, 2020
    National Finance Center Multiple Systems Maintenance
    The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to inform our customers that due to system maintenance the following Web applications will be unavailable from Friday, September 11, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. central time (CT) through Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. CT. 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: September 09, 2020