The NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) consolidated selected activities in Financial Management (FM), Procurement, Information Technology (IT), and Human Resources (HR) into one new Center: NSSC. The NSSC opened March 1, 2006 at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Our vision is to provide "Unparalleled Service," which will be measured and reported to all customers.
The NSSC Customer Service Website will be unavailable tonight at 7pm CST for approximately 1 hour. This is due to the upgrade from the current customer service site to the new NSSC Customer Service Website. We appreciate your patience during this brief outage.
Coming Next Week ...
The NSSC is committed to providing unparalleled service by making it easy for you to do business with us. To that end, we've redesigned our Customer Service Website. We think you will agree that the new web is an improvement. We will launch our new website the week of March 12. Not only does our new site provide easier access to our services, it also offers collaborative functional communities for NASA experts in Financial Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Procurement. We added a search feature that allows you to search both our Website and our Frequently Asked Questions.
Taxes will be withheld on the earnings for 27 pay periods. In pay period 0701 there was an increase in your taxes due to 27 pay periods being annualized using the 2006 tax formula. When we receive the 2007 ALLTAX bulletins from the IRS we will be implementing the tax changes for 2007, which may cause another change in your federal, state, and local taxes for most employees.
The President has established January 2, 2007 as a National Day of Mourning for President Gerald R. Ford.
For pay and leave purposes, this period of time will be treated as falling within the scope of statutes and Executive orders governing holidays.
If you received an email notice concerning filing the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE 450, specific instructions on filing will be provided in early January. We ask that you allow time for receipt of this information. NASA OGC is working closely with the Office of Government Ethics on electronic filing of forms and an electronic signature using Entrust PKI Certificates which will allow full automation of the filing process through the Ethics Program Tracking System (EPTS). Information on how to access the EPTS system and obtain Entrust PKI Certificates will be provided in early January.
You received the email because you have been designated to file the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report based on the duties and responsibilities of your position. New entrants and annual filers' responsibilities will be addressed in the forthcoming instructions.
The 2007 report covers a 15-month period from October 1, 2005 through December 31, 2006. Refer to your financial records for this 15-month period to begin preparing the information that you will need.
All APPROVED training reimbursements submitted for payment during the SAP downtime have been processed and certified for payment.
The payment issue for training reimbursements has been resolved, and the processing of payments for APPROVED training reimbursements began Wednesday, November 22, 2006. All APPROVED reimbursements submitted during the SAP downtime should be processed and paid by the end of this week.
TRAVEL VOUCHER STATUS: The NSSC attempted to process the following vouchers but received an error which prevented payment. Some of the errors are due to problems associated with the recent upgrade of system software and some are due to other problems, such as, availability of funding. The NSSC Travel Team is working with the centers and the IEMP Competency Center to resolve the issues as expeditiously as possible.
Please choose your center from the drop down menu to view the list of vouchers awaiting payment. These lists will be updated daily by noon CST.
NASA Centers and the grant community at large now have access to the NSSC Grant Status Query System. The new system incorporates several enhancements intended to provide superior service and quality information to our customers and can be accessed here
We are excited to unveil our NSSC Quick Reference Guide for NASA Employees. This brochure contains information about activities that are currently being performed at the NSSC or will be transitioned in the near future. It also contains contact information for the NSSC and NSSC Liaisons.