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TAS/BETC Readiness Training


TAS/BETC Readiness Training sessions focus on functional aspects of preparing Federal Program Agencies to become GWA/CARS Reporters for the October 1, 2014 mandate. The primary focus will be on functional changes for each application, including live demonstrations.

Training will be presented by key personnel from the GWA, SAM, SPS, and DNP applications.

All FPAs will be required to define and submit valid component TAS/BETC information with all transactions, including payments. To comply with this requirement, Agencies will need to convert to standard payment request input formats that include the necessary TAS/BETC components for reporting. Once converted, TAS/BETC information will be reported to Governmentwide Accounting (GWA/CARS) in order to satisfy the CARS reporting requirements.

Commissioner Dave Lebryk has signed follow-up memos to the January 14, 2011, memo emphasizing the October 1, 2014 CARS Reporter deadline. Memorandum for All CFO's and Deputy CFO's

Payment Applications & Topics

GWA/CARS  Governmentwide Accounting

  • Converting FPA legacy appropriations to the component TAS/BETC
  • How to become a CARS reporter

SAM  Shared Accounting Module

  • Identifying FPA component TAS/BETC on the SAM public website & set up of default TAS/BETC

SPS  Secure Payment System

  • Entering and certifying payments using the TAS/BETC reporting requirements
  • Review of SPS screen modifications for TAS/BETCs

DNP  Do Not Pay

  • Overview of payment screening to determine improper payments
  • Business rules between DNP and agencies

Recommended Participants

  • Data Entry Operators *
  • Certifying Officers *
  • Accounting Staff
  • Disbursing Officers
  • Management
  • Those who access or utilize GWA, SAM, SPS or DNP

* Participation in a TAS/BETC Readiness Training session provides instruction on screen changes and satisfies the SPS training requirement to become a CARS Reporter.

These sessions are located in Washington, DC. Please register for a SPS Functional Webinar or SPS Technical Webinar sessions if you are not available to participate in person.

Materials and Access

  • Logistical information and instructions to view/print session material will be provided to registered participants via email one week prior to the scheduled session.
   Last Updated:  June 17, 2014