MANPAY 20-05, New Attachment Tab in the Web-Based Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS Web)

Published: October 14, 2020
Effective: Pay Period 20, 2020


The National Finance Center (NFC) has enhanced SPPS Web by adding an Attachment tab that allows authorized users to upload and/or remove supporting documents (e.g., spreadsheets) for adjustments.

Note: This change does not give users with read-only access the ability to add adjustments.

Affected Systems


System Impact


A new Attachment tab has been added, allowing users to attach supporting documentation.


A new tab titled Attachment has been added to the Adjustment List page in SPPS Web, enabling users to attach supporting documentation. Within the Attachment tab is a drop-down list which will allow users to choose a category for the attached documentation.

To Use the Attachment Tab:

  1. On the SPPS Web main page, select Adjustment List. The Agency Adjustment List page is displayed.
  2. Enter the applicable search criteria.
  3. Select the Search button. The Adjustment List page is displayed with a listing of adjustments matching the search criteria entered.
  4. Select the applicable adjustment. The applicable adjustment is displayed with the Attachment tab.
  5. Select the Attachment tab. The Attachment tab is displayed.
  6. Select the type of attachment from the drop-down list. Valid values are:
    • Documentation from Agency
    • Retirement spreadsheet
    • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) spreadsheet
    • Other related documentation (e.g., Settlement Case information)
  7. Select the Choose File button. A file explorer popup will appear.
  8. Navigate to the document to be attached.
  9. Select the document to be attached.

    Note: Supporting documents will have a maximum file size of 2MB and must be in Portable Document Format (PDF).

  10. Select the Open button. The message File attachment uploaded successfully is displayed.
  11. Select the Ok button to close the message. The document is now attached and displayed in the list of uploaded attachments.

Anyone authorized to submit or process a request in SPPS Web will have access to attach a document. There is no limit to the number of documents that can be attached.

Attached documents will only be removable by authorized personnel with approved security access or by the user that attached the document. Agencies will have the ability to remove documents that they have previously attached prior to releasing to NFC for processing.

Note: Only NFC's Payroll Processing Branch (PaPB) will be able to remove a document attached by PaPB.

Once payments are certified, only PaPB will be allowed to attach additional spreadsheets.

All attached documentation will be viewable to the Agency and PaPB indefinitely.


The procedure manual for this application, which is available online at the NFC Web site, is being updated to include the information in this bulletin. To view this procedure, select HR and Payroll Clients from the MyNFC drop-down menu on the NFC Home page. At the HR and Payroll Clients page, select the Publications tab and select the applicable category to access the procedure manual within the category.


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 customer service portal.