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About NFC

The National Finance Center (NFC) is a Shared Service Provider for Financial Management Services and Human Resources Management Services. We are well-positioned to assist your Agency in achieving cost-effective, standardized, and interoperable solutions that provide functionality to support your strategic financial management and human resource management direction.

NFC’s offerings include innovative solutions both from a technical and support service perspective in order to assist you in meeting your Agency’s specific needs. NFC’s service offerings are designed to eliminate time-consuming, transactional functions and increase time for your Agency to perform your mission activities. NFC’s solutions approach facilitates planning and leverages best-in-class processes so that you can design the most efficient and effective financial and human capital management strategy for your Agency.

  • Serving the Federal Government Since 1973
  • Payrolling more than 650,000 employees
  • Providing customizable and flexible financial management services
  • Processing over 5 million general ledger postings per year
  • Providing integrated shared service solutions
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  • November 7, 2019 - 6:27 a.m.
    NFC System Maintenance
    The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Read more.
  • November 1, 2019 - 12:13 p.m.
    EPP System Maintenance
    The National Finance Center (NFC) will perform system maintenance to the Employee Personal Page (EPP) on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. There is no action required on the part of the customers. Read more.
  • October 24, 2019 - 7:15 a.m.
    NFC System Maintenance Schedule: Saturday, October 26-27, 2019
    The NFC will conduct system maintenance on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Read more.
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Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) Process

In accordance with the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) Requirements Mandated by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), all file transmissions currently conducted via File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and any new file transmissions, must utilize the SFTP method.

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Data Center Migration

In support of the President’s Management Agenda, NFC will relocate its computer systems to a virtual data center hosted at the National Information Technology Center (NITC) Federal Data Center in Kansas City, Missouri. As a result, customer connectivity to NFC systems and applications will need to be updated. NFC will work with customers to ensure connectivity to the new site can be configured and tested prior to the scheduled cutover of February 15, 2020. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions and visit this site for information updates.

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Last Updated / Reviewed: November 12, 2019