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Payment Application Modernization (PAM)

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Acronyms

PAMís Interfacing Applications

Central Accounting Reporting System (CARS)  All Federal Program Agencies must be CARS reporters by October 1, 2014.
 CARS addresses the central accounting and reporting functions and processes associated with budget execution, accountability, and cash/other asset management.
 This includes the collection and dissemination of financial management and accounting information from and to federal program agencies.

Do Not Pay (DNP)  Future interface in August 2014
 DNP supports Federal agencies in their efforts to reduce the number of improper payments made through programs funded by the Federal government.
 It provides a single point of access for agencies to check various databases before making payments or awards in order to identify ineligible recipients and prevent fraud or errors.

Invoice Processing Platform (IPP)  IPP is a secure online platform outside federal agencies' core financial systems that centralizes all invoice transaction data and documents.
 It manages government invoicing from purchase order (PO) through payment notification.
 IT offers five modules federal agencies can adopt together, alone or in phases to achieve more efficient invoice processing.

International Treasury Services (ITS.gov)  ITS.gov enables federal agencies to issue foreign currency payments using the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network, Wire, SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), Check, Western Union or Pay upon Proper Identification (PUPID) transactions.
 It enables agencies to issue international US Dollar wire transfer payments without a corresponding US financial institution.

Payments, Claims and Enhanced Reconciliation (PACER)

 PACER provides on-line access to payment status, the capability to initiate claims, and the ability to view the initial on-line disposition for EFT and check payments.

Payment Information Repository (PIR)  PIR creates a centralized information repository for federal payment related data.
 It is a Financial Management Service (FMS) effort aimed at improving and increasing the transparency of government payments, as well as streamlining the reporting of accounting classification information from Non-Treasury Disbursing Offices (NTDOs).

Post Payment System (PPS)  PPS replaces several legacy applications, modernizing business processes and data management to provide simplified reconciliation, timely reclamations, and effective claims management.
 It assists in providing consistency and reliability of payment data across all payment and aftermath activity.

Shared Account Module (SAM)  Future interface
 SAM facilitates the process of validating or deriving Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) and Business Event Type Code (BETC) combinations to assist GWA in classifying financial transactions as they occur.
 It is becoming the single source for Enterprise Reference Data to government agencies and Treasury applications.

Secure Payment System (SPS)  SPS provides a mechanism by which government agencies can create payment schedules in a secure fashion, and with a strictly enforced separation of duties.
 It allows personnel at Federal Program Agency (FPA) locations to submit schedules to FMS over a browser/web interface.

Treasury Check Information System (TCIS)  TCIS records and reconciles the worldwide disbursement of U.S. Treasury payments.
 It allows end users to query the Payments, Claims & Enhanced Reconciliation (PACER) system for claim status on Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments.
 It provides FMS with an electronic office environment for check aftermath activities and manages payment data.

Treasury Offset Program (TOP)  TOP is a centralized offset program, administered by the The Bureau of the Fiscal Service's (Fiscal Service) Debt Management Services (DMS), to collect delinquent debts owed to federal agencies and states.
 It matches the payee's name and Tax Identification Number (TIN) against debtor names and TINS to determine whether to offset a payment, in whole or in part, to satisfy a debt.


   Last Updated:  May 14, 2014