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Timely T&A Submission for Pay Period 25
December 18, 2018 - 12:45 p.m.

Due to the Christmas Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) is urging all Agencies to validate and transmit Pay Period (PP) 25 Time and Attendance (T&A) data on or before close of business Friday, December 21, 2018, in order to ensure timely payroll processing.

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Time and Attendance
December 18, 2018 - 10:12 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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New Year’s Day Holiday
December 17, 2018 - 3:05 p.m.

In observance of the New Year’s Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 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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Scheduled Firewall Maintenance – Wednesday, December 19, 2018
December 14, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, the Information Technology Services Division will be performing maintenance on the National Finance Center's (NFC) Firewalls. Customers may experience intermittent outages on ALL NFC systems. The window for the changes will be between 6:00 p.m. CST to 10:00 p.m. CST.

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NFC’s Christmas Day Holiday Schedule
December 11, 2018 - 3:02 p.m.
In observance of the Christmas Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 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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Update - Administrative Leave Act of 2016
December 10, 2018 - 2:16 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) is informing our Customer Agencies that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 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 other types of Administrative Leave.
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Insight System Maintenance
December 10, 2018 - 7:33 a.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. CT until 12:00 p.m. CT.
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National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush
December 4, 2018 - 12:43 p.m.
In honoring the loss of President George H. W. Bush, The National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed Wednesday, December 5, 2018, including the NFC Contact Center. All (NFC) applications will remain available and payroll/personnel processing will continue as normally scheduled.
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Reminder: Administrative Billings and Collections System – Year-End Salary Offset
November 30, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
This notification is to remind Agency personnel that bills established in calendar year 2018 related to gross income adjustments should be paid in full by December 31, 2018. If the debt is not paid in full by that date, the outstanding amount of the debt will be added to the gross income amount on the employee’s W-2 at year-end.
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Reminder: 2019 Personal Benefits Statements – Requirements due by December 19, 2018
November 28, 2018 - 12:42 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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Quick Service Request
November 28, 2018 - 11:26 a.m.
This Customer Notification serves as a reminder to agencies of the purpose of Quick Service Requests (QSR) - Advanced Format which is processed in NFC’s Mainframe Application.
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Announcing Upcoming EPIC Training
November 27, 2018 - 12:51 p.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Entry Processing Inquiry System (EPIC) training course. The course will take place January 15-17, 2019, 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 January 17, 2019.
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Time and Attendance
November 21, 2018 - 9:00 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 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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Thanksgiving Day Holiday
November 14, 2018 - 3:31 p.m.
In observance of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 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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Time and Attendance
November 8, 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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Employee Personal Page and Reporting Center System Maintenance
November 7, 2018 - 2:38 p.m.
Due to system maintenance, the Employee Personal Page (EPP) and the Reporting Center applications will be unavailable on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. CT until 5:00 p.m. CT.
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eOPF Application and EHRI System Outage Maintenance
November 1, 2018 - 11:30 a.m.
The Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) and the EHRI Data Warehouse applications will be unavailable on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 6:00 AM (EST) due to maintenance activities.
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Administrative Billings and Collections System- Year-End Salary Offset
November 1, 2018 - 7:30 a.m.
This notification is to remind agency personnel that bills established in calendar year 2018 related to gross income adjustments should be paid in full by December 31, 2018. If the debt is not paid in full by that date, the outstanding amount of the debt will be added to the gross income amount on the employee’s W-2 at year-end.
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NFC Contact Center Limited Service
October 31, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
This notification is to inform all customers that due to expected inclement weather on Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 1:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) Contact Center (NCC) (including the GISB Help Desk, which services DPRS, TIPS, and CLER) will have limited staff on Thursday, November 1, 2018, until at least 10:00 a.m. CT. Customers may experience extended wait times when contacting the NCC via phone until that time.
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Employee Personal Page System Maintenance
October 30, 2018 - 10:35 a.m.
Due to system maintenance, the Employee Personal Page (EPP) will be unavailable Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. CT until 5:00 p.m. CT.
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NFC BSM ServiceNow Customer Survey – October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018 - 12:32 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) Business Service Management (BSM) ServiceNow Customer Surveys will be available starting Monday, October 29, 2018.
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Reminder: FY End T&A’s and PP 21 T&A Processing
October 25, 2018 - 4:11 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to emphasize the importance of Agencies not using “Stored Accounting” when processing Time and Attendance (T&A) records at Fiscal Year End as NFC no longer prorates accounting across fiscal years. In Pay Period (PP) 20, many of our customers used stored accounting to process T&A’s which caused over twenty-two thousand (22,000) T&A’s to go into suspense.
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Time and Attendance
October 24, 2018 - 7:01 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 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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Update - NFC Contact Center Limited Service
October 23, 2018 - 12:23 p.m.
This is a follow up communication to the notification issued on Monday, October 22, 2018, informing 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) would have limited service on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. This all employee meeting has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled for a later date.
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NFC Contact Center Limited Service
October 23, 2018 - 7:00 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 Tuesday, October 23, 2018, between 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT.
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Security Access System Verification Test
October 22, 2018 - 3:59 p.m.
The National Finance Center will conduct a verification test of a newer version of the Security Access System, also known as "Top Secret,"" on Saturday October 27, 2018.
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NFC’s Veterans Day Holiday Schedule
October 22, 2018 - 3:51 p.m.
In observance of the Veterans Day Holiday, the National Finance Center (NFC) will be closed on Monday, November 12, 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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eOPF Application System Maintenance
October 19, 2018 - 3:49 p.m.
The Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be off-line this Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST for routine system maintenance and server patching.
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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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Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018