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National Finance Center

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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About NFC

The National Finance Center (NFC) is a Shared Service Provider for Financial Management Services and Human Resources Management Services. We are well-positioned to assist your Agency in achieving cost-effective, standardized, and interoperable solutions that provide functionality to support your strategic financial management and human resource management direction.

NFC’s offerings include innovative solutions both from a technical and support service perspective in order to assist you in meeting your Agency’s specific needs. NFC’s service offerings are designed to eliminate time-consuming, transactional functions and increase time for your Agency to perform your mission activities. NFC’s solutions approach facilitates planning and leverages best-in-class processes so that you can design the most efficient and effective financial and human capital management strategy for your Agency.

  • Serving the Federal Government Since 1973
  • Payrolling more than 600,000 employees
  • Providing customizable and flexible financial management services
  • Providing integrated shared service solutions
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  • February 8, 2023
    NFC System Maintenance
    The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:45 p.m.
  • February 7, 2023
    Washington's Birthday Holiday
    In observance of Washington’s Birthday, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023, including the NFC Contact Center (NCC). All NFC applications will remain available during the holiday, and payroll/personnel processing will continue as scheduled.
  • January 25, 2023
    NFC System Maintenance
    The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 8 :00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, January 29, 2023.
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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.

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Last Updated / Reviewed: September 23, 2022