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Annual Pay Raise Notifications

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Closure of the Annual Pay Raise Mailbox
August 29, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to announce that effective August 30, 2019, the Annual Pay Raise mailbox will be closed. However, reference documents and guidance will remain accessible via the 2019 Annual Pay Raise webpage (https://www.nfc.usda.gov/ClientServices/HR_Payroll/PayRaise/) located on the NFC Home Page. If you have any History Correction Update Processing inquiries regarding the retroactive pay raise effort, please contact the NFC Contact Center (NCC). Subject Matter Experts will be available to assist by selecting the Personnel and EmpowHR options on the NCC telephone menu.
Retroactive Pay Increase Pay Period 15 – Posted to Employee Personal Page (EPP)
August 15, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying our Customer Agencies that a document has been added to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) under News and Announcements, providing employees with information on the 2019 Retro Pay Increase.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - 894 Pay Adjustments in EPIC Web for 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise
July 9, 2019
This updated notification is being provided to inform Entry Processing, Inquiry, and Correction (EPIC Web) users of a change to the customer notification released on June 28, 2019.
UPDATE - 2019 Guidance for Pay Adjustments (For Transferred Employees)
May 28, 2019
This Customer Notification provides an update for the 2019 Guidance for Pay Adjustments document dated April 12, 2019. The 2019 Guidance for Pay Adjustments document is currently posted on the Pay Raise webpage (https://nfc.usda.gov/ClientServices/HR_Payroll/PayRaise/) and will be updated accordingly.
UPDATE: 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise
May 20, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) is continuing to provide guidance and support for the processing of the 2019 retroactive pay adjustments. Since many Agencies are still working to process History Correction Update Processing (HCUP) System packages in support of their 894 pay adjustment actions, NFC has extended the May 17, 2019, deadline for three additional Pay Periods (PP). Agencies can continue processing HCUP packages through week 1 of PP13, 2019 (i.e., June 28, 2019). Please note this is the last week of processing for PP12, 2019.
Retroactive Pay Increase Pay Period 07 – Posted to Employee Personal Page (EPP)
May 1, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying our Customer Agencies that a document has been added to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) under News and Announcements, providing employees with information on the 2019 Retro Pay Increase.
2019 Retroactive Pay Adjustment Revalidated Time and Attendance Transactions
April 25, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to advise our Customer Agencies that employees whose 894 retroactive pay adjustment applied on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, or later during the processing for Pay Period (PP) 07 will only see their pay as of that point forward (PP07). Due to the volume of transactions and the modifications to the nightly job schedule, to implement the 2019 pay increase, the system did not have enough time to complete the revalidation process of prior Time and Attendance (T&A) adjustments. As a result, these employees should receive their retroactive funds in PP08, provided there are no other issues with the revalidated adjustment transactions.
Additional PINE Passes for Pay Period 08 and Pay Period 09 Processing (for the 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise)
April 24, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) is continuing to provide guidance and support for the processing of the 2019 retroactive pay adjustments.
Update: Point Forward Spreadsheet
April 22, 2019
As a follow-up to our April 8, 2019, 2019 Retroactive Pay Adjustment meeting, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) responses to Agencies’ questions are attached. Responses are provided from April 8, 2019 through April 12, 2019.
Revised TIMELINE for 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise
April 18, 2019
The National Finance Center is continuing to process the 2019 retroactive pay adjustments for Pay Period (PP) 07 according to the attached revised 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise Activities TIMELINE. Additional SPECIAL NOTES regarding PP07 processing activities were added for Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Monday, April 22, 2019.
Pay Period 07 Processing
April 17, 2019
The National Finance (NFC) is preparing to implement the 2019 Retroactive Federal Pay Increases for all Federal employees. In order to ensure the pay increases correctly apply back to January 6, 2019 (PP01), the NFC payroll programs will require extended run times to process all previous pay periods (PP) from PP01 through PP07.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - 894 Pay Adjustments for 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise
April 16, 2019
As the National Finance Center (NFC) continues to process pay adjustments, please be advised that Entry, Processing, Inquiry and Correction (EPIC) Web will not delete any suspense documents during the end of the pay period processing if the documents are marked for deletion (4).
2019 Guidance for Pay Adjustments
April 15, 2019
As announced in the Customer Planning Meetings earlier this month, the National Finance Center (NFC) has developed the 2019 Guidance for Pay Adjustments Document (Version 1.0).
Annual Pay Adjustment Document added to Employee Personal Page (EPP)
April 13, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) is notifying its Agency Customers that a document has been added to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) under News and Announcements providing employees with information on the Retro Pay Adjustment. Below is a copy of the information provided to employees.
2019 Guidance for Pay Adjustments
April 12, 2019
As announced in the Customer Planning Meetings earlier this month, the National Finance Center (NFC) has developed the 2019 Guidance for Pay Adjustments Document (Version 1.0).
Revised TIMELINE for 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise
April 11, 2019
The National Finance Center is continuing to process the 2019 retroactive pay adjustments for Pay Period 07 according to the attached revised 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise Activities TIMELINE. Additional information regarding EmpowHR processing was added for this weekend’s activities (under April 13, 2019 and April 14, 2019).
NFC History Correction Process – Pay Adjustment Assistance Command Center
April 10, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to advise our customers that we have established a temporary Command Center specifically to handle questions regarding History Correction Package (HCUP) Processing in support of the 894 Pay Adjustment actions.
SPECIAL NOTES for 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise
April 9, 2019
As reported to you in our previously communication dated Sunday, April 7, 2019, the National Finance Center (NFC) began generating the 894 pay adjustment actions for the 2019 retroactive pay increase on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in production as part of the running of Personnel Input and Edit Subsystem (PINE) Pass 01 for Pay Period (PP) 07.
2019 Retroactive Pay Raise
April 7, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) will begin generating the 894 pay adjustment actions for the 2019 retroactive pay increase on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in production as part of the running of Personnel Input and Edit Subsystem (PINE) Pass 01 for Pay Period (PP) 07.
Customer Meeting (April 8th) – Planning for 2019 Pay Adjustment – Non USDA Customers
April 5, 2019
The National Finance Center will hold a customer meeting Monday, April 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to provide guidance for processing the January 2019 Pay Adjustment.
HOT TOPICS for the 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise
April 5, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) is continuing to process the 2019 retroactive pay adjustments for Pay Period (PP) 07 according to the attached revised 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise Activities TIMELINE. Two minor changes were added in bold text on page 3 under April 5, 2019, and April 8, 2019.
OPM Pay Tables Update
April 3, 2019
All Office of Personnel Management (OPM) pay tables for the retroactive pay raise have been updated and the National Finance Center is in the process of updating Agency-specific pay tables.
OPM Pay Tables Moved to Production in PP06
April 3, 2019
The President signed the Executive Order Number 13866 for the pay increase and the National Finance Center (NFC) will start processing with Pay Period (PP) 07.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise (#35723)
April 3, 2019
Since the President signed Executive Order Number 13866 on March 28, 2019, for the 2019 pay increase, the National Finance Center (NFC) will start retroactive processing activities with Pay Period (PP) 07.
Customer Meeting – Planning for 2019 Pay Adjustment – Non-USDA Customers
April 1, 2019
This is a follow up to the notification dated March 29, 2019, Planning for the 2019 Pay adjustment. The National Finance Center will hold a customer meeting today, Monday, April 1, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. CST to provide guidance for processing the January 2019 Pay Adjustment. The conference number is 1-888-844-9904, Access Code: 9766419.
Planning for the January 2019 Pay Adjustment
March 29, 2019
The President has signed the Executive Order for the pay increase and the National Finance Center (NFC) is gearing up to begin processing starting with Pay Period (PP) 07 in a phased approach.
UPDATE – 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise (#35723)
March 22, 2019
As reported to you last month, the National Finance Center (NFC) is currently awaiting a signed Executive Order and official guidance from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to proceed with the 2019 retroactive pay adjustments. At this point, we are still awaiting guidance from OPM.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise (#35723)
February 26, 2019
As reported to you earlier this week, the National Finance Center (NFC) is currently awaiting a signed Executive Order and official guidance from OPM to proceed with the 2019 pay adjustments. In the meantime, we would like to give Agencies the opportunity to update contact information to ensure that the correct people are notified of upcoming pay raise activities.
UPDATE – 2019 Retroactive Pay Raise (#35723)
February 20, 2019
Based on a Payroll Provider conference call with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today, the following information was noted.
2019 Annual Pay Raise (#35723)
January 15, 2019
In accordance with Executive Order 13856 of December 28, 2018, the National Finance Center (NFC) will not process an across-the-board January 2019 pay increase for Federal employees; however, activity is being conducted for those Agencies with certain authority to enact pay increases for their employees. In those cases, any authorized pay increases should be submitted in accordance with previously issued guidance.
Planning for the January 2019 Pay Adjustment – Suspense Error Clean-up (Project #35723)
December 14, 2018
The National Finance Center (NFC) is preparing for the generation of personnel actions for Project Number 35723, 2019 Annual Pay Raise. As of today, the President has not signed the Executive Order for a pay increase, but we need to be prepared to begin processing in early January 2019.
UPDATE – 2019 Annual Pay Raise Project (#35723)
December 4, 2018
The National Finance Center (NFC) is currently awaiting an Executive Order signed by the President to move forward with Project 35723, 2019 Annual Pay Raise. In the meantime, we must begin preparation activities to ensure a successful implementation in Pay Period 01, 2019.
REVISED PROJECT DOCUMENTATION – 2019 Annual Pay Raise Project (#35723)
November 19, 2018
Based on feedback during the November 14, 2018 Customer “Kickoff” Conference Call, project documents were revised to reflect the following changes.
Correction - 2019 Annual Pay Raise Activities TIMELINE
November 9, 2018
This notice is being sent to provide the correct date of the “Kickoff” conference call with Agencies for next week. The attached 2019 Annual Pay Raise Activities TIMELINE was revised to reflect the correct date of Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
2019 Annual Pay Raise Kickoff
November 9, 2018
The 2019 Annual Pay Raise is quickly approaching, and it is time to start our coordinated efforts. The National Finance Center (NFC) has not received official notification from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding a January 2019 pay increase for Federal employees, but we must be prepared to begin work on short notice.
2019 Annual Pay Raise Project (#35723)
November 9, 2018
The 2019 Annual Pay Raise is quickly approaching and it is time to start our coordinated efforts. The National Finance Center (NFC) has not received official notification from the Office of Personnel Management regarding a January 2019 pay increase for Federal employees, but we must be prepared to begin work on short notice. This process has been assigned NFC Project Number 35723 for tracking purposes.

Last Updated / Reviewed: August 29, 2019