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System Maintenance – Mainframe and Applications Unavailable
April 12, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.
The National Finance Center will be conducting system maintenance Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. During this time, the mainframe and its applications will be unavailable. Read more.
NFC System Maintenance Schedule: Saturday, March 30, 2019
March 28, 2019 - 6:55 a.m.
The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. Read more.
Calendar Year 2019 - Schedule of Releases for System Software Upgrades
March 14, 2019 - 3:32 p.m.
Each year, the National Finance Center (NFC) schedules and releases various system software upgrades, regulatory changes, system enhancements and changes to support customer needs. Such changes could include enhancements to the NFC Payroll/Personnel System (PPS), EmpowHR, Time and Attendance Systems (T&A), or Reporting Systems. Read more.
NFC System Maintenance Schedule: Saturday, March 16, 2019
March 14, 2019 - 6:30 a.m.
The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. Read more.
Scheduled Firewall Maintenance – Wednesday, March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 - 1:42 p.m.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Information Technology Services Division will be performing maintenance on the National Finance Center’s firewall server from 6:00 p.m. CST until 6:30 p.m. CST. Customers may experience issues connecting to the internet during this time. Read more.
Announcing Upcoming ABCO Training
February 26, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Administrative Billings and Collections System (ABCO) training course. Read more.
Announcing Upcoming SPPS Mainframe Training
February 26, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS Mainframe) training course. Read more.
Announcing Upcoming SPPS Web Training
February 26, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS Web) training course. Read more.
Announcing Upcoming TINQ Training
February 26, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
The National Finance Center’s (NFC) Training and Communications Branch (TCB) is now accepting enrollment for the instructor-led Time Inquiry-Leave Update System (TINQ) training course. Read more.
Insight System Maintenance
February 22, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.
Due to system maintenance, Insight will be unavailable Friday, February 22, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. CT until 12:00 p.m. CT. Read more.
Post-Furlough Payroll Processing: Deductions for Employees Who Submitted Time and Attendance Reports for Pay Periods 26 (2018) through PP02 (2019)
February 8, 2019 - 9:20 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to make our Agency customers aware of the potential impact of deductions associated with time and attendance (T&A) processed during the furlough. If employees received partial payment for T&A’s processed for PP26 (2018) thru PP02 (2019) (as they were impacted by the furlough), deductions listed within this notification may not have been collected from their salary and would require an action on behalf of the employee or the Agency. Read more.
NFC System Maintenance Schedule: February 16, 2019
February 14, 2019 - 3:30 p.m.
The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 6:00 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. Read more...
Post-Furlough Payroll Processing: Deductions for Employees Who Submitted Time and Attendance Reports for Pay Periods 26 (2018) through PP02 (2019)
February 8, 2019 - 9:20 a.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) would like to make our Agency customers aware of the potential impact of deductions associated with time and attendance (T&A) processed during the furlough. If employees received partial payment for T&A’s processed for PP26 (2018) thru PP02 (2019) (as they were impacted by the furlough), deductions listed within this notification may not have been collected from their salary and would require an action on behalf of the employee or the Agency. Read more...
Union Dues Deductions
February 7, 2019 - 2:11 p.m.
This notice is to inform you of a potential issue where some union dues deductions for Pay Period 26 may have been deducted at the PP01, 2019 rate. Read more...
Washington’s Birthday Holiday
February 7, 2019 - 1:50 p.m.
In observance of the Washington’s Birthday Holiday, the National Finance Center’s (NFC) offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019, including the NFC Contact Center. Read more...
Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Deduction Issue
February 4, 2019 - 12:00 p.m.
The National Finance Center (NFC) discovered an issue with FEHB deductions when the time and attendance records (T&A’s) for Pay Period (PP) 26/2018 and PP 01/2019 were processed in PP 01/2019. Read more...
NFC Contact Center Limited Service
February 1, 2019
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 Friday, February 1, 2019, from 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST. Read more...
Payroll Accounting Files for PP 01/Week 2
January 31, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) has completed Week 01 and 02 Payroll Accounting files for PP 26/2018 for employees not furloughed. Agencies should have retrieved these files for processing as usual. Payroll Accounting files for PP 01/Week 01 should have been retrieved for processing as usual. The PP 01/Week 02 file will be available on Friday, February 1, 2019. Read more...
BEAR and PINE Processing Cycles
January 30, 2019
The Bi-Weekly Examination Analysis and Reporting System (BEAR) process for Pay Period (PP) 01, 2019, has completed and customers can begin retrieving these files. NFC advises agencies to validate all outputs and reports received. Read more...
EPP System Maintenance
January 30, 2019
The National Finance Center (NFC) will perform system maintenance to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. (CST) until 4:00 p.m. (CST). Customers will be notified when the application is available. Read more...

Last Updated / Reviewed: July 09, 2018