GILS Record -- Department of Education Central Automated Processing System (EDCAPS)

Title:
Department of Education Central Automated Processing System
Acronym: EDCAPS

Originator:
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Education
Major Organizational Subdivision: Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer
Name of Unit: Education Central Automated Processing Systems

Abstract:
The Education Central Automated Processing System (EDCAPS) will serve as a seamlessly integrated financial management and information system to support ED?s core financial management information functions.

Purpose:
EDCAPS is the Department of Education?s consolidated and reengineered financial systems. EDCAPS replaces several outdated legacy systems that were not interactive. The integrated system is made up of two primary commercial, off-the-shelf components for General Ledger and Procurement and one custom component for grant, award, and student aid. EDCAPS began a phased implementation October 1, 1997. The final implementation phase is scheduled to be completed by September 30, 1998.

Agency Program:
EDCAPS is authorized by Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution, the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, the Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950, the Anti-Deficiency Act, the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act of 1982, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, and the Government Management Reform Act of 1994.

Sources of Data:
Data come from supporting program and administrative systems that encompass all of the financial transactions of the Department.

Access Constraints:
Direct access to the system is limited to authorized ED staff and limited Web access for program payment requests is provided for authorized customers.

Use Constraints:
None.

Availability
For additional information on the system contact the individual listed below.

Point of Contact for Further Information

Name: Paul Gilbreath
Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Education Central Automated Processing System
Street Address: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
City: Washington
State: DC
ZIP Code: 20202
Country: USA
Telephone: 202-401-1589
Fax: 202-401-2455
Network Address: paul.gilbreath@ed.gov
Hours of Service: 8:00 a.m. ? 4:00 p.m. EST M-F

Availability

Distributor Name: Paul Gilbreath
Organization: U.S. Department of Education, Education Central Automated Processing System
Street Address: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
City: Washington
State: DC
ZIP Code: 20202
Country: USA
Telephone: 202-401-1589
Fax: 202-401-2455
Network Address: paul.gilbreath@ed.gov
Hours of Service: 8:00 a.m. ? 4:00 p.m. EST M-F
Order Process: Contact the individual named above.

Control ID:
ED0002

Record Source:
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Education
Major Organizational Subdivision: Office of the Chief Financial and Chief Information Officer
Minor Organizational Subdivision: Office of the Chief Information Officer
Name of Unit: Information Technology Investment and Capital Planning Group

Date of Last Modification:
1998 03 10

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