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Central Accounting Reporting System (CARS)


Authority Transaction Module (ATM)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Authority Transaction Module (ATM)?

The GWA Modernization Project redesigned the Rewrite Module to address design flaws, performance issues, environment stability, and validation concerns.

Also, the Rewrite Module used out-dated technology creating a mixed environment and requiring a substantial amount of re-testing after implementation.

The redesign effort also enables the project to eliminate the dependencies that other GWA Modules had on the implementation of the Rewrite Module. We also re-named the Rewrite Module the Authority Transaction Module (ATM) to more accurately reflect the type of transactions involved in each application.

The first build of ATM consisted of the second release of the Non-Expenditure Transfers, Borrowing from Treasury, and Warrant Journal Voucher applications and was completed in August 2006.

The second build of ATM consisted of the first release of the Appropriation Warrant application and was completed in 2007.

What Does It Do?

The Non-Expenditure Transfers (NET) application provides an automated process for creating, approving, and reviewing NET transactions.

The application eliminates the manual processing and approvals of SF 1151 documents and provides you with the ability to transmit Non-Expenditure transactions via the Internet using a standard browser, Microsoft Internet Explorer. You can track and view transactions from the time of initial entry until the transaction is posted to Treasury's Central Accounting System (STAR).

Borrowing from Treasury is a NET transaction that has been separated from other NET transactions due to its uniqueness and specific audience. The Borrowing from Treasury application provides an on-line process for creating, approving and reviewing Borrowings from Treasury.

The Appropriation Warrant application provides automated processing and display of Appropriation Warrant transactions. It eliminates manual processing of TFS 6200, 6201, 6202, and 6203. It automates any necessary approvals or certifications.

It provides the capability for the Budget Reports Division to electronically create Warrant transactions for each Federal Program Agency (FPA) based on a U.S. Code, Statue, or Public Law. FPAs can view approved warrants based on their user profiles.

The Warrant Journal Vouchers (WJV) application provides automated processing and display of the Journal Voucher transactions. It eliminates manual processing of the OF 1017-G. It also automates any necessary approvals or certifications. It provides the capability for the Budget Reports Division (BRD) to electronically create WJV transactions for each agency based on a U.S. Code, Statute, or Public Law. FPAs can view approved WJV based on their user profiles.

Why Re-Write The Applications?

The Borrowing from Treasury, Non-Expenditure Transfers, and Warrant Journal Voucher applications were programmed using Active Server Pages (ASP) and Visual Basic on a Structured Query Language (SQL) server database at the former Bureau of the Public Debt.

All GWA applications now reside on a Federal Reserve Bank server called the Treasury Web Application Infrastructure (TWAI) and are written in Oracle.

How Will This Change Affect Me?

Because of these changes, you won't need to maintain two separate IDs and passwords to access your GWA information.

The GWA Security and Administration Module features a new self-enrollment process. You have a new URL, user id, and password to use with ATM.

What Are The Enhancement Features?

The redesign of the applications includes the same functionality as the first release, but it has a new look, feel, and navigation. The second build of ATM includes the first release of the Appropriation Warrants application.

What Are The System Requirement?

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (Version 6.0 or above)

How Do I Enroll?

You may request access to ATM by visiting the GWA Website and clicking on Enrollment. GWA System users will be required to select the enrollment option and have their request routed to their supervisor for approval. Please note that employees will not be able to enroll or make modifications to their access unless their supervisor is already enrolled.

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