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2019 Personal Benefits Statements – Requirements due by December 19, 2018
October 15, 2018 - 4:09 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is preparing for the creation of the 2019 Annual Personal Benefits Statements, herein referred to as the Benefits Statements. Employees will have access to their Benefits Statements via the Employee Personal Page (EPP) and through their Human Resource Office via NFC’s Reporting Center under the Financial Reports menu. The projected timeframe for the posting of the 2019 Benefits Statements to EPP and the Reporting Center is the beginning of April, 2019.
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Reminder: Fiscal Year End T&A Processing PP20
October 15, 2018 - 3:48 p.m.
As a reminder, the National Finance Center no longer prorates accounting across fiscal years. Therefore, Agencies should not use stored accounting in Pay Period (PP) 20 instead prepare a single T&A distributing all time-in-pay status for each line entry to the appropriate accounting data for both FY 2018 and FY 2019.
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NFC Phone System Update
October 10, 2018 - 3:33 p.m.
This notification is to inform all customers that the National Finance Center (NFC) is making significant improvements to our current phone system. Effective October 11, 2018, NFC is migrating to a new phone system that services all customer point-of-contact 800 numbers.
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Time and Attendance
October 10, 2018 - 10:36 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 very important since it impacts the employee’s pay. All T&A(s) should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the bi-weekly pay period.
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Retirement Processing, Payroll Reconciliation, and Military Service Deposit Dedicated Mailboxes
October 5, 2018 - 2:26 p.m.
The National Finance Center’s Payroll Reconciliation Branch is available to receive inquiries and documentation via email at three dedicated mailboxes.
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Project 660650 (30229) NFC EPIC to Mirror EmpowHR Deleted SF2809 and SF2810
October 5, 2018 - 2:01 p.m.
The National Finance Center will make the following changes in the processing of FEHB SF2809/SF2810 documents within the Document Entry, Process, Inquiry and Correction System (EPIC) application to avoid processing errors which may result in delays in coverage.
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NFC’s Columbus Day Holiday Schedule
September 28, 2018 - 10:31 a.m.
In observance of the Columbus Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018, including the NFC Contact Center.
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Net Salary Payment Dates for Calendar Year 2019
September 26, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.
The schedule provided is to inform customers of the number of paychecks that will be received in Calendar Year (CY) 2019. The schedule also indicates the dates that the Direct Deposit net salary payment will post to personal bank accounts; and, dates when paper paychecks will be mailed each pay period.
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Update – NFC Insight Pay Period 18 Biweekly Process is Complete
September 26, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
The Insight Biweekly update process for Pay Period 18 has completed. The PHIS (personnel history) production job is completed.
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Time and Attendance
September 26, 2018 - 8:11 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 very important since it impacts the employee’s pay. All T&A(s) should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the bi-weekly pay period.
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CFC GiveBack
September 25, 2018 - 2:51 p.m.
For the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the National Finance Center will begin processing employee contributions in PP02, 2019 and continue through PP01, 2020, for a total of 26 pay periods.
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NFC Insight PP 18 Biweekly Process Incomplete
September 24, 2018 - 10:05 a.m.
The Insight Biweekly update process for PP 18 has not completed. There was a delay in the processing of the PHIS (personnel history) production job.
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eOPF Application System Maintenance
September 24, 2018 - 8:43 a.m.
Over the weekend, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) performed maintenance to their disaster recovery servers. During this time, the National Finance Center (NFC) was unable to transmit documents to the electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) files. Transmissions have resumed today, Monday, September 24, 2018.
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NFC Contact Center Limited Service
September 19, 2018 - 9:44 a.m.
This notification is to inform all customers that due to a mandatory all employee meeting, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) Contact Center (NCC) (excluding the GISB Help Desk, which services DPRS, TIPS, and CLER) will have limited service on Thursday, September 20, 2018, between 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT.
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Email Service Migration
September 13, 2018 - 9:50 a.m.
On September 10, 2018, the National Finance Center (NFC) migrated its email services to the new Microsoft Government Community Cloud (GCC). Due to this migration, access to some shared mailboxes was delayed which may delay processing of some Agency email requests to customer mailboxes (e.g., TMGT, PPSUAT, etc.).
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Hurricane Florence
September 13, 2018 - 7:00 a.m.
Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Florence, the National Finance Center is requesting for those Agencies that may be directly affected to begin transmitting Pay Period 18/2018 time and attendance reports. This can be done as early as Thursday, September 13, 2018, but should be submitted no later than close of business, Tuesday September 18, 2018.
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Insight System Maintenance
September 12, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable Friday, September 14, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. CT until 12:30 p.m. CT.
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Time and Attendance
September 12, 2018 - 8:30 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 very important since it impacts the employee’s pay. All T&A(s) should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the bi-weekly pay period.
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eOPF Application System Maintenance
September 7, 2018 - 2:19 p.m.
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will be performing maintenance to their disaster recovery servers beginning Saturday, September 8, 2018, beginning at 5:00 a.m. CST ending Monday, September 10, 2018, at 5:00 a.m. CST.
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Announcing Upcoming EPIC Training
September 7, 2018 - 11:12 a.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communication’s Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Entry Processing Inquiry System (EPIC) training course. The course will take place October 23, 2018, at the USDA Client Services Office (CSO) located in Washington D.C. This 3-day class will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. EST, concluding on October 25, 2018.
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NFC Contact Center Limited Service
September 4, 2018 - 11:56 a.m.
This notification is to inform all customers that due to Tropical Storm Gordon, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) Contact Center (NCC) (including the Government Insurance Services Branch (GISB) Help Desk, which services DPRS, TIPS, and CLER) will have limited service on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, beginning at 12:00 p.m. CST.
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Top Secret R16 Testing - Revision
August 31, 2018 - 4:23 p.m.
This is a revision to the Customer Notification originally provided on August 22, 2018. The National Finance Center (NFC) will be testing Top Secret (TSS) software. TSS is the mainframe software that manages our security and is critical to our environment. NFC is requesting for Agency customer participation in addition to Agency Security Officers (ASOs) to participate in testing. The testing is now scheduled for Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. CST.
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NFC Contact Center Limited Service
August 30, 2018 - 6:00 a.m.
This notification is to inform all customers that due to an all employee meeting with senior leadership, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) Contact Center (NCC) (excluding the GISB Help Desk, which services DPRS, TIPS, and CLER) will have limited service on Thursday, August 30, 2018, between 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT.
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Insight System Maintenance
August 29, 2018 - 10:22 a.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable Friday, August 31, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. CT until 12:30 p.m. CT.
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Time and Attendance
August 29, 2018 - 8:54 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 very important since it impacts the employee’s pay.
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Administrative Leave Act of 2016, Final Regulations
August 28, 2018 - 2:44 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is informing our Customer Agencies that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has provided the final regulations on April 10, 2018, for the Administrative Leave Act of 2016, regarding Weather and Safety Leave. This type of leave will stand alone and be reported to OPM separately from the other types of Administrative Leave.
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Labor Day Holiday
August 24, 2018 - 11:28 a.m.
In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Monday, September 03, 2018, including the NFC Contact Center. All NFC applications will remain available during the holiday and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled.
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Top Secret R16 Testing
August 22, 2018 - 9:49 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) will be testing Top Secret (TSS) software. TSS is the mainframe software that manages our security and is critical to our environment. NFC is requesting for Agency customer participation in addition to Agency Security Officers (ASOs) to participate in testing.
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Time and Attendance
August 15, 2018 - 3:35 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 very important since it impacts the employees’ pay. All T&A(s) should be validated, certified, and transmitted by close of business on the Tuesday following the end of the bi-weekly pay period.
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Update Insight Password Change Issue
July 27, 2018 - 10:40 a.m.
Users of Insight have reported issues to the National Finance Center concerning missing menu options, folders, and categories. These issues are appearing because their Insight password has expired.
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Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018