HR/Payroll Customer Communities
- NFC Customer Board
The Customer Board provides strategic direction, customer insight, and assists in setting the future direction for the Payroll/Personnel Systems and Services (PPSS).
The Committee for the Agriculture Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) is a committee established by NFC to represent managers and users of the USDA/NFC Payroll/Personnel System.
- User and Working Groups
User and Working Groups are established for the purpose of identifying customer needs, developing priorities for system updates and improvements, and discussing requirements/changes on specific project(s)
- Debt Management Work Group
The Debt Management Work Group has been established to keep NFC’s customers abreast of important information and changes within the Debt Management Services Branch.
- NFC Project Review Team
NFC's Project Review Teams (PRT) are a cross Agency group with goals to develop categorization criteria for submitting Software Change Requests to NFC.
- Agency Security Officers
Security is of the highest concern for NFC and our customers. We realize that we must remain vigilant regarding this priority in all initiatives that we undertake.
FESI Test Windows
At the beginning of each calendar year, the National Finance Center (NFC) will publish a schedule of FESI Test Windows for the upcoming year.
Recent HR/Payroll Notifications
- March 27, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.
Entry, Processing, Inquiry and Correction (EPIC) System: Work Stoppage
- March 25, 2020 - 10:54 a.m.
Employee Personal Page (EPP) System Maintenance
- March 24, 2020 - 1:57 p.m.
Time and Attendance
- March 11, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.
Insight System Maintenance
- March 11, 2020 - 5:00 a.m.
Time and Attendance
HR/Payroll Annual Communications
The National Finance Center issues numerous communications throughout the course of the calendar year. Listed below is an account of what customers can expect to see issued via public and private communications during the month of April:
- Agency Security Officer (ASO) User Group Meeting Notes
- CAPPS Meeting Notes
- EmpowHR User Group Meeting Notes
- EPIC User Group Meeting Notes
- NFC Customer Board Meeting Notes
- Reports User Group (RUG) Meeting Notes
- T&A User Group (TAUG) Meeting Notes
- Time and Attendance (Biweekly each pay period)
Customers may also view the schedule for communications expected throughout the next calendar year.View Schedule
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.View SFTP Page
Data Center Migration
In support of the President’s Management Agenda, NFC will relocate its computer systems to a virtual data center hosted at the National Information Technology Center (NITC) Federal Data Center in Kansas City, Missouri. As a result, customer connectivity to NFC systems and applications will need to be updated. NFC will work with customers to ensure connectivity to the new site can be configured and tested prior to the scheduled cutover of April 25, 2020. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions and visit this site for information updates.View FAQs