Skip to Main Content

United States Department of Agriculture

National Finance Center

Main Navigation

Additional Links
About
Contact Us
Subscribe
Strategic Direction For Human Capital Management

Our Core Payroll Solution

Salary Processing

NFC maintains over 150 different pay plans across three branches of Government. NFC’s stringent internal processes ensure pay is accurate for all employees. Our payroll system supports automatic Pay Calculation rules as defined by OPM, including determining the Pay Rate Determinate Code and Pay Tables. Additionally, the system also supports Agency-specific custom pay calculations. Pay calculations, pay rate determinant codes, and pay tables are built into our system to support both Federal Agencies and quasi-Federal Agencies. NFC will work with your Agencies to effectively implement your specific Agency’s regulations into our system ensuring accurate pay for employees.

Additionally, NFC systems are configured to handle all aspects of Title 5 processing. NFC’s system can also support HR and payroll processing services for Agencies not subject to Title 5. NFC’s customers include FDIC, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Capitol Police, Library of Congress, Transportation Security Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Architect of the Capitol, and Smithsonian Institution to name just a few.

NFC can also support a model where our PPS could interface with another provider’s HR and/or T&A solution and currently, NFC has numerous customers using this model. NFC remains vendor agnostic and can integrate with any noncore point solution a customer desires.

Here at NFC we are dedicated to working with our customers to create the solution suite that best meets their needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Allowances

NFC offers the ability to process and disburse overseas allowances as permitted by the Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR). NFC processes both Separate Maintenance Allowances and Post Differentials. We can work with your Agency to address any required foreign allowances.

Benefits

NFC provides for processing employee's benefits for retirement or termination such as retirement funds, insurance, and leave. We offer a Web-based employee self-service capability for benefits enrollment via our Employee Personal Page (EPP) during open enrollment season. Benefit enrollments requests are submitted directly to the NFC payroll system. Additionally, all benefits and dependent information is stored in our EmpowHR product and can be accessed by your Agency.

Taxes

Mandatory and Voluntary Deductions

  1. Retirement
  2. OASDI (Social Security Tax)
  3. HITS (Hospital Insurance Tax)
  4. Federal Tax
  5. Health Benefits Deductions (basic)
  6. Federal Employee Life Insurance (FEGLI) (basic)
  7. State Tax
  8. City Tax
  9. County Tax
  10. Meals
  11. Quarters
  12. Commissary
  13. Imprest Fund
  14. Occupational Privilege Tax
  15. Tax Levy
  16. Receipt Accounts
  17. Child Support and Alimony (Court Costs)
  18. Child Support and Alimony (Deductions)
  19. Child Support and Alimony (Arrears)
  20. Bankruptcy
  21. Commercial Garnishment
  22. Demand Letter Flexfund (Healthcare)
  23. Travel Separation
  24. Flexfund (Healthcare)
  25. Health Benefits (Vision)
  1. Health Benefits (Dental)
  2. Health Savings Account (HSA)
  3. Life Insurance Option A
  4. Life Insurance Option B
  5. Life Insurance Option C
  6. Long Term Care
  7. Flexfund (Dependent Care)
  8. Long Term Disability (FDIC)
  9. Extra Federal Income Tax
  10. Extra State Tax
  11. Extra City Tax
  12. Extra County Tax
  13. TSP (Financial Allotment)
  14. TSP Deductions
  15. TSP Deductions (Catch-up)
  16. Military Service Deposits
  17. Association Dues
  18. Union Dues
  19. Charitable Contributions
  20. Receipt Account (Separated Employees or Less Than $10)
  21. Discretionary Allotments
  22. Financial Allotments
  23. TSP (Collections)

Allotments

NFC offers Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) for salary deposits and voluntary allotment deposits into an employee’s checking or savings account. The DD/EFT system transfers payments electronically from Treasury, through the Federal Reserve System, to the payee. NFC can also process discretionary allotment payments electronically in accordance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. Allotments are recurring deductions from the employee’s salary for voluntary payments to a financial organization. Our systems allow for several types of allotments including:

Employees control every aspect of allotments, from defining the financial organization to the allotment amount. They simply submit a new direct deposit sign-up form or manage their allotments online through their Employee Personal Page (EPP).

Last Updated / Reviewed: January 13, 2017