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Common Questions

GOALS II General Questions

GOALS II Application Specific Questions


How do I access GOALS II applications?

Answer: Some applications (FMS1219/1220,& FACTS II) are accessed by dialing into FMSNet (FMS' network system) using a browser to link to FMS system. Another group of GOALS II applications known as GOALS II Internet Access System (IAS) (Statement of Differences, Facts, are accessed using a browser connection to FMS ISP. The IPAC collection of applications are accessed using a browser connection to the Federal Reserve System.

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Who are the Application Administrators?

Answer:
FACTS I Financial Reporting Branch - Dave Strobel (202) 874-9927
FACTS II
IPAC
RITS OPM - Richard Osberg (202) 606-4709 RFC
Statement of Differences

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What is GOALS II?

Answer: A collection of applications that allows FMS to collect data from and disseminate reports to the Federal Program Agencies.

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Why do I need to enter a telephone number when I select the GOALS Help Desk?

Answer: Your user profile is tied to your telephone number in our call-tracking system. When you enter your telephone number, your user profile information automatically appears in the call ticket. The customer support representative is then able to concentrate on your problem and its resolution.

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Do I need my SecurID card to access the Information Access System (IAS) applications, e.g., FACTS I, Statement of Differences,?

Answer: No. These are true Internet applications and are accessed like any other web site.

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Do I have to have a user profile file established before I call the GOALS Help Desk?

Answer: No. As a matter of fact, ALL users are encouraged to call this support center. First-time callers will have a user profile created while on the phone.

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How do I become a GOALS II User?

Answer: Users should obtain an ESAAS form from this site and return it to FMS.

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What is the FMS 1219/1220 Application?

Answer: FMS 1210/1220 application allows FMS to Collect transactions and accountability information from agencies who issue their own payments. More...

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What is the Statement of Differences Application?

Answer: Statement of Differences application allows FMS to provide audit differences and supporting information back to agencies on a daily basis. More...

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What is FACTS II Application?

Answer: FACTS II Application allows FMS to collect budgetary accounting information from the agencies on a Standard General Ledger basis.

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What is FACTS I Application?

Answer: FACTS I Application allows FMS to collect proprietary accounting information from the agencies on a Standard General Ledger basis.More...

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   Last Updated:  March 14, 2014