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SPPS (Special Payroll Processing System Mainframe/Block Mode Format)

SPPS is an online database payment system of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). SPPS is currently used to (1) add, change, query, and update a quick service request; (2) record indebtedness for a separated employee and process the final payment due to the employee; and (3) process and disburse payments to the estate of a deceased employee.

Latest Bulletins

There have not been any bulletins issued to this system in the last 3 months. Please see the bulletins page for this system for a complete listing.


Get in-depth and step-by-step instructions for this application.

  • SPPS Procedure Manual

    SPPS allows Agencies to submit electronic transactions instead of mailing forms to the National Finance Center (NFC) for manual processing. Electronic transactions will eliminate delays usually caused by form preparation and mailing of data.

Quick Reference Cards

Quick References have been created to provide you a quick rundown on using specific systems or applications.

  • SPPS Mainframe - Quick Service Requests

    A Quick Service Request (QSR) is used to provide salary payment in the Special Payroll Processing System (SPPS) Mainframe or SPPS Web when an employee is not paid through the automated Payroll/Personnel System (PPS) or manual payment process.


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  • SPPS Course

    SPPS Mainframe training includes an overview of NFC’s full-service, online database system.