Payment Application Modernization (PAM)

PAM Support of GWA/CARS Reporter Initiative

The Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service, formerly known as the Financial Management Service, provides payment, collections, and financial reporting services to your agency. Commissioner Dave Lebryk’s January 14, 2011, memo described initiatives to modernize these areas and outlined requirements and deadlines. Subsequent memos from Commissioner Lebryk have provided updates on the progress of the initiatives and reviewed upcoming requirements, schedules and deadlines. Memorandum for All CFO's and Deputy CFO's

Letter from PAM Project Sponsor Regarding the SPS and PAM File Formats with GWA ChangesPDF file (59 kb)

Effective October 1, 2014, all Federal agencies using Treasury services will be required to provide Treasury Accounting Symbol/Business Event Type Codes (TAS/BETCs) with payment requests to satisfy Governmentwide Accounting (GWA) requirements:

To support GWA/CARS initiatives and the inclusion of TAS/BETCs for real-time accounting, interactions between Treasury systems will be effected:

  • The Shared Accounting Module (SAM) will receive Agency Location Codes (ALCs) from CARS and send the ALCs to SPS.
  • SAM will receive valid TAS/BETCs from CARS and send them to SPS.
  • SPS will require TAS/BETCs for ALCs that are CARS reporters.
  • SPS will validate TAS/BETCs prior to certifying schedules and sending them to PAM.
  • PAM will pass payments to PACER without validating TAS/BETCs.
  • PAM will pass certified schedule-level TAS/BETCs from SPS to PACER.
  • PACER will pass certified schedule-level TAS/BETCs to GWA.

PAM Support of GWA/CARS Reporter Initiative Testing with Treasury

Please notify your Treasury Communication Lead at least 30 days before your agency is ready to begin testing your conversion to the PAM Standard Payment Request (SPR) format.

A Conversion Lead will be assigned to assist with testing efforts and to provide detailed information about the Phased Approach.

  • Connectivity and Security Access Testing
  • Manual review of agency test files for format and content
  • PAM validation and notification testing
  • TAS / BETC testing in SPR

   Last Updated:  May 14, 2014