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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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  • July 2, 2020
    NFC System Maintenance
    The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. Read more...
  • June 18, 2020
    Waiver of the Premium Pay Limitation and Aggregate Pay Limitation for Employees Working in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136, March 27, 2020) contains two sections providing Agency heads with the authority to waive the bi-weekly premium pay limitation found under 5 U.S.C. 5547(a). This regulation will provide a higher annual premium pay cap and exclude premium pay from the aggregate limitation on pay found under 5 U.S.C. 5307 for work performed in response to COVID-19. Read more...
  • June 18, 2020
    NFC System Maintenance
    The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. Read more...
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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: May 29, 2020