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Independence Day Holiday
June 24, 2019 - 2:25 p.m.
In observance of the Independence Day Holiday, our offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, including the National Finance Center (NFC) Contact Center.
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Time and Attendance
June 21, 2019 - 11:36 a.m.
This notice serves as a reminder to all Agencies of the requirement for the submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data.
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Retroactive Pay Increase Pay Period 11 – Posted to Employee Personal Page (EPP)
June 21, 2019 - 11:28 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying our Customer Agencies that a document has been added to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) under News and Announcements, providing employees with information on the 2019 Retro Pay Increase.
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Update: Project #36479 - 2019 Personal Benefits Statements
June 20, 2019 - 3:47 p.m.
Due to the Government shutdown and the Retroactive Pay Increase, the Annual Personal Benefits Statements project is delayed. Additional time is needed to process all History Correction Update Processing System (HCUP) packages resulting from the Retroactive Pay Increase.
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Completion of Dual Rate Lump Sum Payments for 2019
June 20, 2019 - 3:39 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) processed transactions to pay supplemental lump sum annual leave to eligible employees resulting from the 2019 Cost-of-Living Allowance adjustments. This notice is to inform our customers that NFC has completed the processing of the Dual Rate Lump Sum Payments.
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Insight System Maintenance
June 19, 2019 - 2:43 p.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable from Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m. CT until Monday, June 24, 2019, 8:00 a.m. CT.
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Retroactive Pay Increase Pay Period 09 – Posted to Employee Personal Page (EPP)
May 23, 2019 - 3:32 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying our Customer Agencies that a document has been added to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) under News and Announcements, providing employees with information on the 2019 Retro Pay Increase. Below is a copy of the information provided to employees.
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Fiscal Year 2020 Accounting
May 21, 2019 - 10:47 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to remind Non-USDA Agencies that are contemplating changes to their accounting format or Management Account Structure Codes System (MASC) validation criteria for fiscal year 2020 to provide a formal request as soon as possible.
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Memorial Day Holiday
May 20, 2019 - 4:30 p.m.
In observance of Memorial Day, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, including the NFC Contact Center. All National Finance Center (NFC) applications will remain available during the holiday and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled.
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webTA 3.8 System Maintenance – Non-USDA Production
May 17, 2019 - 11:23 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) will conduct system maintenance on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST). During this maintenance period, webTA 3.8 Non-USDA Production will be unavailable. We will notify you when the system is up and available.
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NFC Contact Center Limited Service
May 13, 2019 - 3:13 p.m.
This notification is to inform all customers that due to a mandatory all employee meeting, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) Contact Center (NCC) (excluding the GISB Help Desk, which services DPRS, TIPS, and CLER) will have limited service on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST.
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Administrative Billings and Collections System - Project 30827, Add Third Party Debts to the Employee Personal Page (EPP)
May 8, 2019 - 9:36 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying customers that Project 30827, Add Third Party Debts to the Employee Personal Page (EPP), will be implemented in Pay Period 10, 2019.
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Announcing Upcoming SPPS Web Training
May 7, 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS Web) training course. The course will take place July 16, 2019, at the USDA Client Services Office (CSO) located in Washington D.C. This 1-day class will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. EST, concluding on July 16, 2019.
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Announcing Upcoming TINQ Training
May 7, 2019 - 10:19 a.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Time Inquiry-Leave Update System (TINQ) training course. The course will take place July 17, 2019, at the USDA Client Services Office (CSO) located in Washington D.C. This 1-day class will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. EST, concluding on July 17, 2019.
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Announcing Upcoming ABCO Training
May 7, 2019 - 10:05 a.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Administrative Billings and Collections System (ABCO) training course. The course will take place July 18, 2019, at the USDA Client Services Office (CSO) located in Washington D.C. This 1-day class will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. EST, concluding on July 18, 2019.
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Announcing Upcoming EPIC Training
May 7, 2019 - 9:51 a.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Document Entry, Processing, Inquiry and Correction System (EPIC) training course. The course will take place July 16-18, 2019, at the USDA Client Services Office (CSO) located in Washington D.C. This 3-day class will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. EST, concluding on July 18, 2019.
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Announcing Upcoming SPPS Mainframe Training
May 6, 2019 - 2:57 p.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS Mainframe) training course. The course will take place July 15, 2019, at the USDA Client Services Office (CSO) located in Washington D.C. This 1-day class will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. EST, concluding on July 15, 2019.
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National Finance Center Data Center Relocation
May 6, 2019 - 2:51 p.m.
The President’s Management Agenda lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas that will improve the ability of agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people. In support of this agenda, and to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities, the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to consolidate its 39 data centers down to a single data center with a back-up facility. The National Finance Center’s (NFC) data center in Denver is one of the 37 that will be consolidated.
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Retroactive Pay Increase Pay Period 07 – Posted to Employee Personal Page (EPP)
May 1, 2019 - 8:14 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying our Customer Agencies that a document has been added to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) under News and Announcements, providing employees with information on the 2019 Retro Pay Increase.
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Update - Administrative Leave Act of 2016 (Weather and Safety Leave)
April 19, 2019 - 4:15 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is informing our Customer Agencies that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provided the final regulations on April 10, 2018, for the Administrative Leave Act of 2016, regarding Weather and Safety Leave. This type of leave will stand alone and be reported to OPM separately from other types of Administrative Leave.
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Annual Pay Adjustment Document added to Employee Personal Page (EPP)
April 19, 2019 - 4:15 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying its Customer Agencies that a document has been added to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) under News and Announcements, providing employees with information on the 2019 Retro Pay Adjustment. Below is a copy of the information provided to employees.
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Pay Period 07, 2019, PAYE Process
April 19, 2019 - 1:30 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying our Customer Agencies that we are on target with the PAYE process for Pay Period (PP) 07, per our previous Customer Notifications. As a reminder, PAYE for PP07 Pass two is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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Reminder - Pay Period 07 Processing
April 19, 2019 - 10:35 a.m.
The National Finance (NFC) is preparing to implement the 2019 Retroactive Federal Pay Increases for all Federal employees. In order to ensure the pay increases correctly apply back to January 6, 2019 (PP01), the NFC payroll programs will require extended run times to process all previous pay periods (PP) from PP01 through PP07.
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NFC Contact Center - Limited Services – Inclement Weather
April 18, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.
This notification is to inform all customers that due to a local weather event, National Finance Center business operations will be operating with limited services beginning at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), Thursday, April 18, 2019.
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Update - Pay Period 07 Processing
April 18, 2019 - 11:45 a.m.
The National Finance (NFC) is preparing to implement the 2019 Retroactive Federal Pay Increases for all Federal employees. In order to ensure the pay increases correctly apply back to January 6, 2019 (PP01), the NFC payroll programs will require extended run times to process all previous pay periods (PP) from PP01 through PP07.
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Pay Period 07 Processing
April 17, 2019 - 3:28 p.m.
The National Finance (NFC) is preparing to implement the 2019 Retroactive Federal Pay Increases for all Federal employees. In order to ensure the pay increases correctly apply back to January 6, 2019 (PP01), the NFC payroll programs will require extended run times to process all previous pay periods (PP) from PP01 through PP07.
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Pay Period 07, 2019, Time and Attendance Submission
April 16, 2019 - 2:41 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is urging our Customer Agencies to have their Time and Attendance (T&A) data for Pay Period (PP) 07, 2019, validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business today.
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QSR Advance (Mainframe) and QSR Delayed (SPPS Web)
April 15, 2019 - 12:55 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is taking a proactive approach in preventing duplicate payments during the utilization of its payroll system processes for Quick Service Request (QSR) Advance and QSR Delayed.
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Annual Pay Adjustment Document added to Employee Personal Page (EPP)
April 13, 2019 - 8:30 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying its Agency Customers that a document has been added to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) under News and Announcements providing employees with information on the Retro Pay Adjustment. Below is a copy of the information provided to employees.
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System Maintenance – Mainframe and Applications Unavailable
April 12, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.
The National Finance Center will be conducting system maintenance Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. During this time, the mainframe and its applications will be unavailable.
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Update: Employee Personal Page (EPP) Password Resets Processed During the Government Shutdown
March 25, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.
This notice is an update to the customer notice sent January 3, 2019, related to EPP password resets. In the notice, the National Finance Center (NFC) offered our customers additional options for handling their EPP password resets in the absence of their Human Resource Office personnel during the Government Shutdown. We advised our customers and employees that the new options were temporary, and that NFC would track all password resets processed during the furlough and systematically force a mandatory reset at the conclusion of the Government shutdown.
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Last Updated / Reviewed: May 06, 2019