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Presidential Initiatives


Program Managers

Joe Campbell (Acting)

Managing Partner

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)


The E-Payroll Initiative is consolidating 26 Executive branch Federal payroll providers, standardizing payroll policies and procedures, and simplifying and better integrating payroll, human resources, and finance functions. The consolidation of 26 Federal payroll providers is resulting in a reduction of payroll providers and realizes significant savings of tax dollars by reducing operating costs and avoidance of duplicate systems modernization investments.

Progress to Date

  • Aligned non-continuing agencies with E-Payroll Providers
  • Completed provider entrance sessions, customers and migration dates on target
  • Formed Payroll Advisory Council and conducted monthly sessions
  • Payroll Advisory Council approved standardization focus group report of findings
  • Publish policy and procedures for standardized payroll processes
  • Manage remaining Executive agency migrations

Completed migrations of:

  • American Battlefield Monuments Commission
  • Broadcasting Board of Governors
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • US Coast Guard
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Transportation
  • Surface Transportation Board
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Site 1 - Title 5 Prototype Site
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Railroad Retirement Board

Next Steps

  • Manage the remaining Executive branch agency migrations

Exhibit 300

Not available - included as component of HR LoB Exhibit 300

Managing Partner Agency Exhibit 300


As the managing partner, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) established and led a working group to analyze Federal civilian payroll service delivery from a Governmentwide perspective in order to identify options for future investments in the modernization and improvement of payroll systems and processes. The working group (OPM, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and payroll providers) determined that consolidation of payroll service delivery and standardization of payroll processes were the first steps in achieving the desired end state of integrated HR and payroll services.

To achieve consolidation, OPM conducted an internal government sourcing process that allowed existing Executive branch payroll providers an opportunity to submit responses to set criteria if they were interested in continuing to provide payroll services. OPM and agency representatives reviewed these responses and selected the four best qualified providers:

  • The Department of Agriculture's National Finance Center (NFC). The NFC, a component of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is located in New Orleans, LA. The NFC cross-services approximately 560,000 employees. It offers a fully integrated HR/Payroll solution as well as standard interface capabilities to other HR solutions.
  • The Department of Defense’s Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). DFAS, a component of the Department of Defense (DoD), has payroll locations in Charleston, SC, Denver, CO, and Pensacola, FL. DFAS cross-services approximately 800,000 employees located within the Department of Defense and other non Defense agencies. It offers a payroll solution that supports a standard interface to various HR solutions.
  • The Department of the Interior’s National Business Center (NBC). The NBC cross services approximately 235,000 employees. It offers a fully integrated HR/Payroll solution.
  • The General Services Administration’s Heartland Finance Center (HFC). The HFC, a component of the General Services Administration, is located in Kansas City, MO. GSA cross services approximately 26,000 employees. It offers a payroll solution that supports a standard HR interface used by all of its customers.