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Reminder: 2018 Tax Year Deductions for Flexible Spending Accounts
December 14, 2017 - 11:50 a.m.
The National Finance Center would like to remind customers that the first payroll deduction for Flexible Spending Accounts for the 2018 Tax Year will begin in Pay Period (PP) 25, 2017, and the last deduction for the 2018 Tax Year will be PP 24, 2018.
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Change for Paying Government Employee Debts
December 12, 2017 - 4:12 p.m.
For the last two years, all debtors have been able to take advantage of making electronic payments to the National Finance Center (NFC) via the Internet through the United States Department of the Treasury, (Treasury) Bureau of the Fiscal Service Pay.gov application.
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NFC Contact Center Telephones
December 8, 2017 - 12:41 p.m.
This notification is to inform all customers that the National Finance Center’s Contact Center telephone lines will be unavailable today, December 8, 2017, beginning at 1:00 CST. This includes the insurance lines of business (CLER, DPRS, and TIPS).
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Revised - Net Salary Payment Dates for Calendar Year 2018
December 7, 2017 - 9:38 a.m.
The schedule below is provided to inform customers of the number of paychecks that will be received in Calendar Year (CY) 2018. The schedule also indicates the dates that the Direct Deposit net salary payment will post to personal bank accounts and dates when paper paychecks will be mailed each pay period.
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Timely Submission of Time and Attendance Data
December 7, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.
We would like to remind all agencies of the requirement for submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&As by the National Finance Center (NFC) is very important since it impacts employees’ pay.
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Update: Insight System Maintenance
November 30, 2017 - 2:30 p.m.
Insight System maintenance is completed. The application is now available for use.
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Reminder - Administrative Billings and Collections System
November 30, 2017 - 8:17 a.m.
This is a final reminder that bills established in calendar year 2017 related to gross income adjustments should be paid in full by December 31, 2017.
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2018 Personal Benefits Statements – Requirements due by December 20, 2017
November 30, 2017 - 7:25 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is preparing for the creation of the 2018 Annual Personal Benefits Statements, herein referred to as the Benefits Statements.
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Insight System Maintenance
November 29, 2017 - 11:29 a.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. CT until 12:00 p.m. CT.
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Net Salary Payment Dates for Calendar Year 2018
November 28, 2017 - 4:50 p.m.
The schedule in this notification is provided to inform customers of the number of paychecks that will be received in Calendar Year (CY) 2018. The schedule also indicates the dates that the Direct Deposit net salary payment will post to personal bank accounts; and, dates when paper paychecks will be mailed each pay period.
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Timely Submission of Time and Attendance Data
November 22, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.
We would like to remind all agencies of the requirement for submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&As by the National Finance Center (NFC) is very important since it impacts employees’ pay.
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Update: Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Open Season Extended Through January 12, 2018
November 17, 2017 - 3:46 p.m.
This is a follow up to the notification dated November 8, 2017, concerning Project 1220760 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) scheduled to implement Pay Period 01, 2018. The Office of Personnel Management OPM) has extended the enrollment period for CFC contributions to Friday, January 12, 2018.
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Thanksgiving Day Holiday
November 16, 2017 - 3:42 p.m.
This is a follow up to the notification sent on October 31, 2017. Bills established in calendar year 2017 related to gross income adjustments should be paid in full by December 31, 2017.
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Administrative Billings and Collections System - First Reminder
November 15, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
This is a follow up to the notification sent on October 31, 2017. Bills established in calendar year 2017 related to gross income adjustments should be paid in full by December 31, 2017.
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NFC Contact Center Closure
November 14, 2017 - 2:30 p.m.
This notification is to inform all Customers that the National Finance Center’s (NFC) Contact Center (NCC) (excluding the GISB Help Desk which services DPRS, TIPS, and CLER) will be closed for two hours on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
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Timely Submission of Time and Attendance Data
November 9, 2017 - 10:02 a.m.
We would like to remind all agencies of the requirement for submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&As by the National Finance Center (NFC) is very important since it impacts employees’ pay.
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Project 1220760 - Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Pay Period 1, 2018
November 8, 2017 - 4:01 p.m.
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has launched its new donor pledge website, opening up the campaign’s ability to accept online pledges for participating charities.
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Veterans Day Holiday
November 3, 2017 - 8:34 a.m.
In observance of the Veterans Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017, including the NFC Contact Center.
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Administrative Billings and Collections System
October 31, 2017 - 7:00 a.m.
This notification is to remind agency personnel that bills established in calendar year 2017 related to gross income adjustments should be paid in full by December 31, 2017.
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Timely Submission of Time and Attendance Data
October 26, 2017 - 6:30 a.m.
We would like to remind all agencies of the requirement for submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&As by the National Finance Center (NFC) is very important since it impacts employees’ pay.
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Administrative Billings and Collections System
October 20, 2017 - 12:25 p.m.
Currently when NFC receives an inquiry from an Agency stating that the debtor has applied for a waiver, a five (5) pay-period suspension of collection is applied to the debt. Effective immediately, NFC will suspend collections for fifteen (15) pay-periods when a waiver is requested.
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Military Leave for Pay Period 20
October 13, 2017 - 6:30 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to remind Agencies a live Pay Period (PP) 20 Time and Attendance (T&A) should be submitted for employees that are on leave without pay and entitled to military leave.
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Timely Submission of Time and Attendance Data
October 12, 2017 - 6:30 a.m.
We would like to remind all agencies of the requirement for submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&As by the National Finance Center (NFC) is very important since it impacts employees’ pay.
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Insight PP20 Project Implementations
October 10, 2017 - 2:16 p.m.
Effective by close of business Friday, October 13, 2017, the National Finance Center will implement the following Insight projects:
  • FOCUS SETS
  • FOCUS RETM
  • Insight Consolidated Informational Interface
  • New Password Complexity
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Columbus Day Holiday Schedule
October 2, 2017 - 10:58 a.m.
In observance of the Columbus Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Monday, October 09, 2017, 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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Timely Submission of Time and Attendance Data
September 28, 2017 - 6:30 a.m.
We would like to remind all agencies of the requirement for submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&As by the National Finance Center (NFC) is very important since it impacts employees’ pay.
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Revised: Military Service Deposit Processing
September 21, 2017 - 4:07 p.m.
Effective immediately, the National Finance Center (NFC) Military Deposit and Reconciliation Section (MDRS) will begin accepting the employee’s digital signature on the AD-343 Payroll Action Request or agency specific form to initiate, change, or stop payroll deductions for Post 56 military service deposits.
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Military Service Deposit Processing
September 19, 2017 - 5:02 p.m.
Effective immediately, the National Finance Center (NFC) Military Deposit and Reconciliation Section (MDRS) will begin accepting the employee’s digital signature on the AD-343 Payroll Action Request or agency specific form to initiate, change or stop payroll deductions for Post 56 military service deposits.
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NFC Contact Center Closure
September 19, 2017 - 6:30 a.m.
This notification is to inform all Customers that the National Finance Center’s (NFC) Contact Center (NCC) (excluding the insurance related lines of business: DPRS, TIPS, and CLER) will be closed for two hours on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
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Last Updated / Reviewed: December 14, 2017