MANPAY 16-02, Invalid Use of Hexadecimal Characters

MANPAY 16-02, Invalid Use of Hexadecimal Characters

Published: March 17, 2016
Effective: Pay Period 06, 2016

Summary

System modifications will be made to the Entry, Processing, Inquiry, and Correction System (EPIC) Web and the Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS) Web to prevent the use of invalid control characters (hexadecimal characters) in compliance with Standard Payment Request file requirements.

Affected Systems

System

System Impact

EPIC Web

Only valid hexadecimal characters will be allowed in fields.

SPPS Web

Only valid hexadecimal characters will be allowed in fields.

Implementations

EPIC Web will be modified to allow only valid hexadecimal characters within the Name, Check Mailing, and Account Number fields.

SPPS Web will be modified to allow only valid hexadecimal characters within the Name, Residence and/or Mailing Address, and Account Number fields.

Note: The valid hexadecimal characters are : ! # $ % & ‘ ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = >? @ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ [\ ] ^ _` { | } ~

Resources

The procedure manuals for these applications, which are available online at the NFC Web site, are being updated to include the information in this bulletin. To view and/or print these procedures, select HR and Payroll Clients from the MyNFC drop-down menu on the NFC homepage. At the HR and Payroll Clients page, click the Publications tab in the center ribbon and from there select the applicable category to access the procedure manuals within the category.

Inquiries

For questions about NFC processing, authorized Servicing Personnel Office representatives should contact the NFC Contact Center at 1-855-NFC-4GOV (1-855-632-4468) or via the Internet using the Requester Console.