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Frequently Asked Questions

Master Administrator Questions

The Master Administrator is the individual(s) identified formally by the CFO or Deputy CFO as trusted to authorize requests for other individual(s) at their Agency to access the IPAC system on their behalf. The Master Administrator is responsible for approving the Agency Administrator role. The Master Administrator can also approve other user requests if there is no Agency Administrator in place or available. The Master Administrator is mainly responsible for approving the Agency Administrator role and for performing review of access for recertification purposes. When reviewing the request, the Master Administrator should ensure that the least privileged access was submitted, and all fields are complete and correct. For more information, please see the IPAC Enrollment Guide or the Treasury Financial Manual Volume 1, Chapter 4000.

General Questions

What is the TAS data comprised of? Is it the accounting data (Line of Accounting information)?

The TAS is the Treasury Account Symbol. It is not your long line of accounting. The TAS looks like....

  • SUBSP ATA AID BPOA EPOA A MAIN SUB
  • SP = Sub level prefix
  • ATA = Agency Transfer Allocation
  • AID = Agency Identifier
  • BPOA = Beginning period of availability (Fiscal Years)
  • EPOA = Ending period of availability (Fiscal Year)
  • A = Account type (A, X, or F)
  • MAIN = Main account code
  • SUB = Sub account code

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Field Name (abbreviation) Size Format Description Format/Validations
Sub-level Prefix (SP) 2 CC The Sub-level Prefix (if populated) is a programmatic breakdown of the account for Treasury publication purposes.
  • If Sub-level Prefix does not apply, it shall be blank/spaces/empty.
  • If Sub-level Prefix applies, it shall be 00-99.
Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier (ATA) 3 CCC The Agency Identifier of the agency receiving funds through an allocation transfer.
  • If Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier does not apply, it shall be blank/spaces/empty.
  • If Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier does apply, it shall be 000-999.
  • Current 2 digit Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier shall be right justified and zero filled. (ex. Allocation Transfer Agency Identifier 75 = 075)
Agency Identifier (AID) 3 CCC Agency Identifier of account owner. Used in conjunction with the main account code, the Agency Identifier represents the department, agency or establishment of the U.S. Government that is responsible for the TAS.
  • Value Required.
  • Shall be 000-999.
  • Current 2 digit Agency Identifier will be right justified and zero filled. (ex. Agency Identifier 20 = 020)
Beginning Period of Availability (BPOA) 4 CCCC In annual and multi-year funds, identifies the first year of availability under law that an appropriation account may incur new obligations.
  • 4 digit year shall be (0000-9999).
  • If single/annual year account, it shall be the same value as the Ending Period of Availability.
  • Value not applicable for no-year "X" accounts, clearing/suspense "F" accounts, central summary general ledger "A" accounts, and unavailable receipt accounts, it shall be blank/spaces/empty.
Ending Period of Availability (EPOA) 4 CCCC In annual and multi-year funds, identifies the last year of funds availability under law that an appropriation account may incur new obligations.
  • 4 digit year shall be (0000-9999).
  • Value not applicable for no-year "X" accounts, clearing/suspense "F" accounts, central summary general ledger "A" accounts, and unavailable receipt accounts, it shall be blank/spaces/empty.
Availability Type Code (A) 1 C Identifies no-year accounts "X", clearing/suspense accounts "F", and Treasury's central summary general ledger accounts "A".
  • Value not applicable for single/annual year accounts, multiyear accounts, or unavailable receipt accounts - it shall be blank/space/empty.
Main Account Code (MAIN) 4 CCCC Identifies the type and purpose of the fund.
  • Value Required.
  • Shall be "0000-9999".
Sub-Account Code (SUB) 3 CCC Identifies an available receipt or other Treasury-defined subdivision of the main account.
  • Value Required.
  • Shall be "0000-9999".

Last modified 11/15/18