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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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Announcing Upcoming EPIC Training
March 18, 2019 - 4:00 p.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 April 9-11, 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 April 9, 2019.
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Calendar Year 2019 - Schedule of Releases for System Software Upgrades
March 14, 2019 - 3:32 p.m.
Each year, the National Finance Center (NFC) schedules and releases various system software upgrades, regulatory changes, system enhancements and changes to support customer needs. Such changes could include enhancements to the NFC Payroll/Personnel System (PPS), EmpowHR, Time and Attendance Systems (T&A), or Reporting Systems.
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Scheduled Firewall Maintenance – Wednesday, March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 - 1:42 p.m.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Information Technology Services Division will be performing maintenance on the National Finance Center’s firewall server from 6:00 p.m. CST until 6:30 p.m. CST. Customers may experience issues connecting to the internet during this time.
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Time and Attendance
March 13, 2019 - 10:01 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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Update: Changes to Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Premiums Beginning Pay Period 01 (January 6, 2019) – Reference Number CN19030801
March 8, 2019 - 7:30 a.m.
On February 4, 2019, the National Finance Center (NFC) issued a notice regarding FEHB deductions titled “Federal Employee Benefits (FEHB) Deduction Issue.” This communication is an update to that notice..
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Announcing Upcoming ABCO Training
February 26, 2019 - 2:00 p.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.
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Announcing Upcoming SPPS Mainframe Training
February 26, 2019 - 2:00 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.
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Announcing Upcoming SPPS Web Training
February 26, 2019 - 2:00 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 Web) training course.
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Announcing Upcoming TINQ Training
February 26, 2019 - 2:00 p.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.
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Insight System Maintenance
February 22, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable Friday, February 22, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. CT until 12:00 p.m. CT.
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Post-Furlough Payroll Processing: Deductions for Employees Who Submitted Time and Attendance Reports for Pay Periods 26 (2018) through PP02 (2019)
February 8, 2019 - 9:20 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to make our Agency customers aware of the potential impact of deductions associated with time and attendance (T&A) processed during the furlough. If employees received partial payment for T&A’s processed for PP26 (2018) thru PP02 (2019) (as they were impacted by the furlough), deductions listed within this notification may not have been collected from their salary and would require an action on behalf of the employee or the Agency.
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Union Dues Deductions
February 7, 2019 - 2:11 p.m.
This notice is to inform you of a potential issue where some union dues deductions for Pay Period 26 may have been deducted at the PP01, 2019 rate.
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Washington’s Birthday Holiday
February 7, 2019 - 1:50 p.m.
In observance of the Washington’s Birthday Holiday, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019, including the NFC Contact Center.
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Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Deduction Issue
February 4, 2019 - 12:00 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) discovered an issue with FEHB deductions when the time and attendance records (T&A’s) for Pay Period (PP) 26/2018 and PP 01/2019 were processed in PP 01/2019.
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Reporting Center T&A Reject Report Availability
February 4, 2019 - 8:03 a.m.
The T&A Reject Report for 2019 Pay Period 01 is now available on the Reporting Center. There is no action required on the part of the customers.
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NFC Contact Center Limited Service
February 1, 2019 - 9:54 a.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 Friday, February 1, 2019, from 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST.
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Payroll Accounting Files for PP 01/Week 2
January 31, 2019 - 4:33 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) has completed Week 01 and 02 Payroll Accounting files for PP 26/2018 for employees not furloughed. Agencies should have retrieved these files for processing as usual. Payroll Accounting files for PP 01/Week 01 should have been retrieved for processing as usual. The PP 01/Week 02 file will be available on Friday, February 1, 2019.
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BEAR and PINE Processing Cycles
January 30, 2019 - 3:36 p.m.
The Bi-Weekly Examination Analysis and Reporting System (BEAR) process for Pay Period (PP) 01, 2019, has completed and customers can begin retrieving these files. NFC advises agencies to validate all outputs and reports received.
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EPP System Maintenance
January 30, 2019 - 1:47 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) will perform system maintenance to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. (CST) until 4:00 p.m. (CST). Customers will be notified when the application is available.
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PP26 and PP01 T&A Processing
January 28, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
In the aftermath of the shutdown, the National Finance Center (NFC) adjusted our Pay Period 01 (PP01) payroll processing schedule. First, the cutoff time for the submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) reports has been extended to 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time.
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Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018