June 18, 1998

To: All UPS Agencies
From: Ronald S. Mitchell, Director
Subject: Agency Requested Payables

Beginning with the Agency Requested Payables dated Wednesday, July 1, 1998 (deadline for submission to OSUP, Monday June 29, 8:30 am), agencies will be required to change their batch and check request numbers to reflect Fiscal Year 99. The payable requests and batch cover sheets should be numbered as follows:

  1. ALL Payable Check Requests must have request numbers, including requests for void checks and code corrections. No request number can be used more than once for any transaction. The format for the request numbers should be seven characters. The first two characters will represent the fiscal year, the third character is a dash, and the fourth through the seventh characters should be the actual number of the request. For example: 99-0001, 99-0002, 99-0003, etc.
  2. Void Check or Code Correction requests must include the original check number, the original check date, and a request number within the current batch sequence. The original check should be attached to any Void Check request. Required attachment for Code Correction requests is either (1) a copy of the original check, or (2) a copy of the UPPYA01B report that OSUP provides with your payable checks. Amounts on Void Check requests should be negative and correctly reflected in the Batch Cover Sheet totals.
  3. Batch Cover Sheets must have unique request numbers, also. The format for the batch request numbers must be six characters. The first two characters will represent this fiscal year, the third character is a dash, and the fourth through the sixth characters will denote the actual numbers of the batch. For example: 99-001, 99-002, 99-003, etc.

The following items are guidelines to assist in preparing your payable requests:

  1. In the Code "Description" field (25 characters) include only relevant information.
  2. Prepare "master" request copies for each payee or create a database so your payee information can be standardized per the attached Agency Requested Paycode Listing.

Agencies submitting Agency Requested Payables MUST use the payee name & address from their current UPS Paycode Report. This UPS Paycode Report should be kept in your agency file for reference. If this name or address is incorrect, agencies should submit the correct information on the next request for that payee, marking the "modify" box, and highlighting (or circle if faxing) all information that has changed. If several agencies use that same payee, OSUP may request a copy of the payee letter with the new information; and all agency paycodes for that payee will be modified by OSUP.

When submitting an Agency Requested Payables for a new payee, mark the "new" box and leave the payee code field blank. Only mark "new" the FIRST time requesting a check for this payee.

When a current payee is modified or a new payee added, a revised UPS Paycode Report will be distributed.

Your assistance with these changes is greatly appreciated. If there are any questions, please contact Cappie Gill at (504) 342-5374 or Laura Odom at (504) 342-0717.

RSM: LCG:mmh


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