SPS: Secure Payment System

Common Questions

  1. We upload and import our schedules into SPS. What will we need to do for our ALCs becoming GWA Reporters?
    You will need to build your 440 file to meet the new GWA 440 file format. This format spec can be found on the SPS website (Schedule Upload 440 File Format for GWA).

  2. Do we have to use TAS/BETCs?
    Yes. After October 2014, all federal agencies will be required to enter a TAS/BETC for all payments.

  3. How many TAS/BETCs can a payment have?
    The maximum TAS/BETCs per payment is 100

  4. How many TAS/BETCs can a schedule have?
    The maximum TAS/BETCs per Schedule is 1000

  5. Can we create a payment without entering a TAS/BETC?
    No. Your DEO will have to enter a valid TAS/BETC when creating a payment. SPS field validation and edits prevents empty mandatory fields such as the TAS/BETC field.

  6. How would our Agency know what our TAS/BETC(s) are?
    GWA/SAM can assist in helping FPAs find their appropriate TAS/BETC(s). Contact Luz Davila Lopez (202) 874-8599 for more information.

  7. Will we be required to perform a new PC installation?
    Yes. If you are a Windows XP client you will need to install the Self Contained version of SPS. Effective April 2014, all Windows XP users will have to move to Windows 7.

  8. If we have additional questions regarding the use of SPS as a Reporting ALC, who should we contact?
    Contact the Fiscal Service GWA POC Luz Davila Lopez (202) 874-8599 for any additional information.

   Last Updated:  January 21, 2015