NAVSUP Launches Prototype Military Paper Check Conversion (MPCC) System for Check Cashing
The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) announces the launch of the Military Paper Check Conversion (MPCC) prototype to afloat and shore Navy and Marine Corps activities.
Using scanning technology, MPCC converts paper checks into electronic debits to the check writer's account, thus eliminating work associated with processing hard copy checks. The MPCC package consists of a scanner unit, a pin serial data cable, and an AC adapter power pack.
MPCC is a joint initiative by NAVSUP's Disbursing Division, the U.S. Treasury Departmentís Financial Management Service, the Combined Fleet Forces Command, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the Marine Corps.
This system will eliminate manual work in preparing and mailing checks for clearing, reduce the volume of check records to maintain, and significantly reduce check clearing time from two weeks to as few as 24 hours. MPCC will also reduce the time spent by disbursing officers to process bounced checks.
To date, 22 of 29 proposed sites have been outfitted with the new check cashing system. The following shore installations have received MPCC scanners: Camp Lejuene, N.C.; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Personnel Support Detachments in Yokosuka, Japan and Naples, Italy; Customer Service Desks in Guam, Diego Garcia;†in Agnano, Gaeta, and Allied Forces Southern Europe, Italy; and at the 3rd Marine Force Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan.
Prototype MPCC installation is complete onboard USS Stennis (CVN 74), USS Cole (DDG 67), USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Comstock (LSD 45) and in seven Marine Expeditionary Units.
As of August 27, 2003, the Navy processed 5,007 checks valued at about $4.4 million with a 100% success rate; the Marines processed 3,709 checks valued at about $424,000 with a 99.7% success rate.
"As an integral part of the Navy CashTM offering, MPCC will enhance the quality of life for our Sailors and greatly improve our disbursing processes at sea and ashore," said Rear Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, SC, USN, Commander,† Naval Supply Systems Command. "This pilot program is a significant part of NAVSUP's ongoing effort to transform this enterprise by improving our business practices that support our warfighters."
The prototype program is slated to last one year, and MPCC will be installed onboard ships that will receive the Navy CashTM system.
NAVSUP offers worldwide technical support for MPCC through the Integrated Call Center. Users can dial 1-877-4-1-TOUCH or DSN 510-4-2-TOUCH from anywhere in the world toll free and get technical support for MPCC by hitting Option 6-4. The MPCC point of contact for NAVSUP is DKCS (SW/AW) Rey Mayo, commercial 717 605-6941 or by email at email@example.com.
NAVSUP's primary mission is to provide U.S. Naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and employing a worldwide workforce of more than 24,000 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality of life issues for our Naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.