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2014 CARS Workshops and Conference Calls

Target Audience

The CARS workshop will be conducted for Federal Program Agencies (FPAs) with ALC(s) that are not yet sending Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) and Business Event Type Code (BETC) with their Payments, Collections and IPAC transactions. If you have questions or concerns please contact your Customer Relationship Management Division (CRMD) at GWA.CRMD.Users@fiscal.treasury.gov.

When you sign up for this workshop please have the following decision makers register as well, so we can gather transition plans and/or dates to begin your transition:

  • ALC supervisors
  • IPAC/Payment/Collection experts
  • CTA/224 users responsible for submitting on-line and bulk classification to Treasury monthly.
  • Reconciliation and Subject matter experts who understand the reporting process but have not yet converted to CARS reporting.

Objective

These sessions are being held to provide Federal Program Agencies (FPAs) information on the upcoming changes to the Classification, Transaction and Accountability (CTA) module in Treasury’s Central Accounting Reporting System (CARS). On October 1, 2014 Treasury will no longer accept classification in section 1(only reclassification) and reporting in section 2 and section 3.

CARS – Agenda

  • 9:00-12:00 pm IPAC, Payments and Collections (set up steps, how to self-analyze data, lessons learned (also reporting C-keys)
  • 1:00-2:00 pm Reconciliation & Reclassification tools
  • 2:00-3:30 pm – Open Discussion on Agency Transition (Transition Plan/Dates communicated from Agency attendees)

Available Dates for Participation:

Available Days and Dates Available Times Location
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 9am – 3:30pm EST PG Build Hyattsville
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 9am – 3:30pm EST PG Build Hyattsville

Registration click here

Logistics:

Treasury – Hyattsville facility room 202A – on-site only, located at 3700 East-West Highway, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Accessible via the Green line – Prince Georges Plaza stop. Federal employee identification is required. No food or beverage will be provided.

Primary Contact:
Valerie Coleman (202) 874-5019
E-Mail: Valerie.Coleman@fiscal.treasury.gov

Secondary Contact:
Dominique McCreary (202) 874-6352
E-Mail: Dominique.McCreary@fiscal.treasury.gov


2014 Session
Conference Bridge Only

Target Audience

The CARS Session will be conducted for Federal Program Agencies (FPAs) with ALC(s) that are not yet sending Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) and Business Event Type Code (BETC) with their Payments, Collections and IPAC transactions. The session will be presented via a conference bridge line. If you have questions or concerns please contact your Customer Relationship Management Division (CRMD) at GWA.CRMD.Users@fiscal.treasury.gov.

When you sign up for this session please have the following decision makers register as well, so we can gather transition plans and/or dates to begin your transition:

  • ALC supervisors
  • IPAC/Payment/Collection experts
  • CTA/224 users responsible for submitting on-line and bulk classification to Treasury monthly.
  • Reconciliation and Subject matter experts who understand the reporting process but have not yet converted to CARS reporting.

Objective

These sessions are being held to provide Federal Program Agencies (FPAs) information on the upcoming changes to the Classification, Transaction and Accountability (CTA) module in Treasury’s Central Accounting Reporting System (CARS). On October 1, 2014 Treasury will no longer accept classification in section 1 (only reclassification) and reporting in section 2 and section 3.

CARS – Agenda

  • Dial-in Number and Presentation materials will be provided 2 days prior to the session.

Available Dates for Participation:

Available Days and Dates Available Times Location
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 9am – 3:30pm EST Conference Call
Friday, May 2nd, 2014 10am – 11am EST Conference Call
Friday, May 9th, 2014 10am – 11am EST Conference Call
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 9am – 3:30pm EST Conference Call

Registration click here

Primary Contact:
Valerie Coleman (202) 874-5019
E-Mail: Valerie.Coleman@fiscal.treasury.gov

Secondary Contact:
Dominique McCreary (202) 874-6352
E-Mail: Dominique.McCreary@fiscal.treasury.gov


Becoming a CARS Reporter

Parallel Reporting Process
Tutorial: An overview of the data analysis process, its benefits, and the different steps involved.

Tutorial: Project Overview and Transition Process Steps
Tutorial: An overview of the steps involved in becoming a CARS Reporter.


FMS 224 Hands-On Training Forum

Classification Transactions and Accountability (CTA) On-line Tutorial formerly Partial FMS 224 Updated November 2010.

The Classification Transactions and Accountability (CTA) On-line Tutorial has been updated as of November 2010 to reflect some changes to the New Transactions section. The following changes were made:

  • Save Icon
    You will now notice two Save options: Save Icon (floppy disk) and a Save Incomplete button. The video will explain the difference in the two save options.

  • Locking of Transactions
    To protect transactions from being updated simultaneously, the system will lock a transaction for 15 minutes or until action is taken. The video will explain how this will impact your transaction and how to properly close a transaction.

   Last Updated:  April 18, 2014