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CULP0053, Time and Attendance (T&A) Error Analysis Report
September 16, 2020 - 12:47 p.m.
Each pay period, the National Finance Center (NFC) makes the CULP0053, T&A Error Analysis report available to our customer Agencies. The report is generated for our Agencies each time we run a Time and Attendance Validation System (TIME) job to update incoming T&A’s. One of the benefits of utilizing the information provided in the CULP0053 report is to increase your awareness of the need to process personnel actions timely and submit complete and accurate T&A data, which would eliminate errors and increase efficiency of your payroll processing.
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National Finance Center Multiple Systems Maintenance
September 10, 2020 - 3:50 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to inform our customers that due to system maintenance the following Web applications will be unavailable from Friday, September 11, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. central time (CT) through Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. CT.
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Insight System Maintenance
September 9, 2020 - 1:56 p.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable on Saturday, September 12, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. central time (CT) to 5:00 p.m. CT. No action is required on the part of the customer.
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Time and Attendance
September 8, 2020 - 8:02 a.m.
This notice serves as a reminder to all Agencies of the requirement for the submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&A(s) by the National Finance Center (NFC) is critical to ensuring a successful payroll processing cycle.
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CULP0053, Time and Attendance (T&A) Error Analysis Report
September 3, 2020 - 2:42 p.m.
Each pay period, the National Finance Center (NFC) makes the CULP0053, T&A Error Analysis report available to our customer Agencies. The report is generated for our Agencies each time we run a Time and Attendance Validation System (TIME) job to update incoming T&A’s. One of the benefits of utilizing the information provided in the CULP0053 report is to increase your awareness of the need to process personnel actions timely and submit complete and accurate T&A data, which would eliminate errors and increase efficiency of your payroll processing.
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National Finance Center (NFC) Business Service Management (BSM) ServiceNow Successful Upgrade
September 1, 2020 - 9:45 a.m.
The NFC BSM ServiceNow team is notifying our customer Agencies that the ServiceNow application was successfully upgraded from the Madrid version to the Orlando version on August 29, 2020. The Orlando upgrade will not impact existing service catalogs or incident submissions and will allow NFC to incorporate future enhancements that will be announced at a later date.
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National Finance Center (NFC) Multiple Systems Maintenance
August 28, 2020 - 6:43 p.m.
NFC would like to inform our customers that due to system maintenance the following Web applications will be unavailable Saturday August 29, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. central time (CT) to 8:00 p.m. CT: NFC Download Center, Employee Personal Page Administration (EPPA), Employee Personal Page (EPPS), EPPS Sample Page (EPPS_DEMO), Financial Statements Data Exchange (FSDE), Working Capital Fund and Greenbook Online (FUND), Office of the Chief Financial Officer Fee Review (OCFOFEE), Office of the Chief Financial Officer Intradepartmental Transactions Reconciliation (OCFOITR), Preauthorized Debit System (PADS), NFC Reporting Center, and SecureAll (SALL).
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Update - Deferral of the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Deductions
August 28, 2020 - 1:57 p.m.
On August 8, 2020, the President signed an Executive Order to defer employees OASDI deductions due to COVID-19. The National Finance Center (NFC) is preparing to make system modifications to the Payroll/Personnel System.
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Insight System Maintenance
August 28, 2020 - 8:49 a.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. central time (CT) until 4:00 p.m. CT.
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Labor Day Holiday
August 28, 2020 - 7:24 a.m.
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 07, 2020, including the National Finance Center (NFC) Contact Center.
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Reminder: National Finance Center (NFC) Business Service Management (BSM) ServiceNow® Upgrade
August 27, 2020 - 5:48 p.m.
The NFC BSM ServiceNow® team is reminding our customer Agencies that on August 29, 2020, the NFC BSM ServiceNow application will be upgraded from Madrid to Orlando.
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Time and Attendance
August 24, 2020 - 2:21 p.m.
This notice serves as a reminder to all Agencies of the requirement for the submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&A(s) by the National Finance Center (NFC) is critical to ensuring a successful payroll processing cycle.
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Update - Waiver of the Premium Pay Limitation and Aggregate Pay Limitation for Employees Working in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
August 21, 2020 - 4:11 p.m.
This customer notification is an update to the notification issued on July 2, 2020, COVID-19TDs, regarding the implementation of the new Transaction Descriptor (TD) codes.
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Deferral of the Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Deductions
August 21, 2020 - 3:58 p.m.
On August 8, 2020, the President signed an Executive Order to defer employees OASDI deductions due to COVID-19. The National Finance Center (NFC) is preparing to make system modifications to the Payroll/Personnel System effective for pay period (PP) 17, 2020, payroll processing which is the first PP to be paid after September 1, 2020.
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Update-Pay Period (PP) 15 Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) Electronic File Transmission Resolved
August 17, 2020 - 2:13 p.m.
This is an update to the previous notification dated August 13, 2020, regarding the delayed electronic file transmission for the eOPF for PP15 to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
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Time and Attendance
August 11, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
This notice serves as a reminder to all Agencies of the requirement for the submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&A(s) by the National Finance Center (NFC) is critical to ensuring a successful payroll processing cycle. All T&As should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the biweekly pay period.
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Project 41472 - Paid Parental Leave
August 7, 2020 - 2:13 p.m.
The new Paid Parental Leave (PPL) benefit for Federal employees was passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and will provide up to 12 weeks of PPL in connection with the birth or placement (for adoption or foster care) of a child. PPL applies only to births or placements occurring on or after October 1, 2020.
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National Finance Center (NFC) Business Service Management (BSM) ServiceNow Upgrade
August 5, 2020 - 4:16 p.m.
The NFC BSM ServiceNow® team is notifying our customer Agencies that on August 29, 2020, the NFC BSM ServiceNow application will be upgraded from Madrid to Orlando.
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Insight System Maintenance
July 30, 2020 - 10:05 a.m.
This is an update to the notification dated 7/24/2020. Insight system maintenance on Thursday, July 30, 2020, has been changed to Saturday, August 1, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. central time (CT) until 5:00 p.m. CT. No action is required on the part of the customer.
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Introduction of the Thrift Savings Plan’s Spillover Method for Catch-Up Contributions
July 29, 2020 - 1:15 p.m.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the Agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will switch to the spillover method for catch-up contributions beginning with the first pay period of tax year 2021 (for the National Finance Center’s (NFC) purposes, this will be effective Pay Period 26, 2020).
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Time and Attendance
July 29, 2020 - 6:00 a.m.
This notice serves as a reminder to all Agencies of the requirement for the submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&A(s) by the National Finance Center (NFC) is critical to ensuring a successful payroll processing cycle. All T&As should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the biweekly pay period.
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Insight System Maintenance
July 24, 2020 - 2:10 p.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. central time (CT) until 12:30 p.m. CT. No action is required on the part of the customer.
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Revised - Fiscal Year 2021 Accounting - Response Due by July 21, 2020
July 15, 2020 - 12:06 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to remind all non-USDA Agencies to provide a formal request as soon as possible if they are contemplating changes to their accounting format or Management Account Structure Codes System (MASC) validation criteria for Fiscal Year 2021.
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Time and Attendance
July 13, 2020 - 9:01 a.m.
This notice serves as a reminder to all Agencies of the requirement for the submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&A(s) by the National Finance Center (NFC) is critical to ensuring a successful payroll processing cycle. All T&As should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the biweekly pay period.
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National Finance Center Training Solutions
July 7, 2020 - 4:14 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) realizes the importance of delivering excellent customer service and offering our customers innovative solutions that meet changing business needs. We are excited to announce the expansion of our innovative training solutions to include self-paced, on-demand training; virtual classroom training; and traditional classroom learning platforms focused on ensuring your workforce has the knowledge they need.
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Changes to Automatic Enrollment Percentage for Thrift Savings Plan Participants
July 2, 2020 - 4:10 p.m.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the Agency that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), will increase the automatic enrollment percentage from 3% to 5% of pay for all participants who are automatically enrolled in the TSP on or after October 1, 2020. The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 grants the authority for this change. This change will not affect the contribution rates in place for those participants who are enrolled in the TSP prior to October 1, 2020. (See TSP Bulletin 19-4.)
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Waiver of the Premium Pay Limitation and Aggregate Pay Limitation for Employees Working in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
July 2, 2020 - 3:47 p.m.
This Customer Notification is an update to the notification issued on June 18, 2020, which advised that the Transaction Descriptors (TD) for the other National Finance Center (NFC)-hosted versions of webTA would be updated in pay period 14 - instead, these TDs will be updated in pay period 13.
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Time and Attendance (T&A) – Pullers on T&As
July 1, 2020 - 9:33 a.m.
This notice serves as a reminder to all Agencies of the circumstances under which the National Finance Center (NFC) Payroll Operations Processing Branch (PaPB) may process a “puller” on a T&A document.
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Time and Attendance
June 29, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.
This notice serves as a reminder to all Agencies of the requirement for the submission of Time and Attendance (T&A) data. Timely receipt of T&A(s) by the National Finance Center (NFC) is critical to ensuring a successful payroll processing cycle. All T&As should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the biweekly pay period.
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Independence Day Holiday
June 25, 2020 - 6:50 a.m.
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, our offices will be closed on Friday, July 03, 2020, including the National Finance Center’s (NFC) Contact Center.
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Last Updated / Reviewed: August 28, 2020