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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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Employee Personal Page (EPP) Password Resets During Government Shutdown
January 3, 2019 - 6:00 a.m.
Due to a large number of customer requests, the NCC will start offering EPP password reset assistance for exempt and excepted employees on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Exempt and excepted employees with access to their Government email address may contact the NCC via phone.
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NCC Hours of Operations During Government Shutdown
December 21, 2018 - 1:29 p.m.

Please be advised that in the event of a government shutdown, the NFC Contact Center (NCC) will be operating on an abbreviated schedule, with reduced staff, beginning Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The hours of operation will be from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

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Agency Shutdown Checklist
December 21, 2018 - 10:20 a.m.

The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to provide our customers with a checklist of pertinent information in the event of a government shutdown.

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T&A Point of Contact for Potential Government Shutdown
December 21, 2018 - 10:04 a.m.

In preparation for a potential government shutdown, the National Finance Center (NFC) is seeking your assistance to obtain pertinent information about your respective Agency Time and Attendance (T&A) practices.

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NFC Contact & Agency Contact during Shutdown
December 21, 2018 - 9:46 a.m.

In the event of a government shutdown, the National Finance Center (NFC) will remain open with minimum staff to support the payroll processes and non-appropriated Agencies unaffected by the Government shutdown.

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Reminder: Timely T&A Submission for Pay Period 25
December 21, 2018 - 7:39 a.m.

Due to the Christmas Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) is urging all Agencies to validate and transmit Pay Period (PP) 25 Time and Attendance (T&A) data on or before close of business Friday, December 21, 2018, in order to ensure timely payroll processing.

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Retirements Processing Delays
December 20, 2018 - 4:11 p.m.

The National Finance Center’s Retirement Processing Section is currently experiencing a sharp increase in retirements processing cases, which is resulting in processing delays due to the heavy volume.

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Cyber Security Code Processing Issue Resolved
December 20, 2018 - 3:33 p.m.

On Monday, December 17, 2018, a change to TMGT Table 025 to the last effective dates for cyber security codes caused all PMSO transactions involving the individual position to fail the validation of the two-digit cyber security code with error message “CYBER SECURITY INVALID”.

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Reminder: Timely T&A Submission for Pay Period 25
December 19, 2018 - 3:27 p.m.

Due to the Christmas Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) is urging all Agencies to validate and transmit Pay Period (PP) 25 Time and Attendance (T&A) data on or before close of business Friday, December 21, 2018 in order to ensure timely payroll processing.

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Timely T&A Submission for Pay Period 25
December 18, 2018 - 12:45 p.m.

Due to the Christmas Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) is urging all Agencies to validate and transmit Pay Period (PP) 25 Time and Attendance (T&A) data on or before close of business Friday, December 21, 2018, in order to ensure timely payroll processing.

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Time and Attendance
December 18, 2018 - 10:12 a.m.

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 very important since it impacts the employee’s pay. All T&A(s) should be validated, certified and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the bi-weekly pay period.

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New Year’s Day Holiday
December 17, 2018 - 3:05 p.m.

In observance of the New Year’s Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, including the NFC Contact Center. All NFC applications will remain available during the holiday, and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled.

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Scheduled Firewall Maintenance – Wednesday, December 19, 2018
December 14, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, the Information Technology Services Division will be performing maintenance on the National Finance Center's (NFC) Firewalls. Customers may experience intermittent outages on ALL NFC systems. The window for the changes will be between 6:00 p.m. CST to 10:00 p.m. CST.

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NFC’s Christmas Day Holiday Schedule
December 11, 2018 - 3:02 p.m.
In observance of the Christmas Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, including the NFC Contact Center. All (NFC) applications will remain available during the holiday and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled.
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Update - Administrative Leave Act of 2016
December 10, 2018 - 2:16 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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Insight System Maintenance
December 10, 2018 - 7:33 a.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. CT until 12:00 p.m. CT.
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National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush
December 4, 2018 - 12:43 p.m.
In honoring the loss of President George H. W. Bush, The National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed Wednesday, December 5, 2018, including the NFC Contact Center. All (NFC) applications will remain available and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled.
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Reminder: Administrative Billings and Collections System – Year-End Salary Offset
November 30, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
This notification is to remind Agency personnel that bills established in calendar year 2018 related to gross income adjustments should be paid in full by December 31, 2018. If the debt is not paid in full by that date, the outstanding amount of the debt will be added to the gross income amount on the employee’s W-2 at year-end.
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Reminder: 2019 Personal Benefits Statements – Requirements due by December 19, 2018
November 28, 2018 - 12:42 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is preparing for the creation of the 2019 Annual Personal Benefits Statements, herein referred to as the Benefits Statements. Employees will have access to their Benefits Statements via the Employee Personal Page (EPP) and through their Human Resource Office via NFC’s Reporting Center under the Financial Reports menu. The projected timeframe for the posting of the 2019 Benefits Statements to EPP and the Reporting Center is the beginning of April, 2019.
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Quick Service Request
November 28, 2018 - 11:26 a.m.
This Customer Notification serves as a reminder to agencies of the purpose of Quick Service Requests (QSR) - Advanced Format which is processed in NFC’s Mainframe Application.
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Announcing Upcoming EPIC Training
November 27, 2018 - 12:51 p.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Entry Processing Inquiry System (EPIC) training course. The course will take place January 15-17, 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 January 17, 2019.
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Time and Attendance
November 21, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
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 very important since it impacts the employee’s pay. All T&A(s) should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the bi-weekly pay period.
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Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018