Frequently Asked Questions
If you are looking for the definition of terms such as Access Group, Cash Flow Profile, ALC, BETC, and so on, go to the Governmentwide Accounting Glossary.
If your agency is not yet using SAM, see Getting Started.
If your agency is using SAM and you need access, contact your SAM Local Security Administrator.
If you only need access to information about Agency Location Codes (ALC), you may be given limited access to SAM as a Data Downloader.
See the page about SAM agency user roles to understand where you may fit as a SAM user.
No. Some agencies continue to use these forms. We will stop using these forms only when all groups that use them become full GWA reporters. For more information, please refer to Final Partial 224 Business Rules.
A complete list of current Collection, Disbursement, and Intragovernmental TASs and BETCs is on the SAM public website. You do not need a user ID or password to use the SAM public website.
Each agency chooses a default TAS and BETC for each Access Group as part of setting up the Access Group as a GWA pilot reporter. If an agency transaction is submitted with invalid or missing TAS and BETC or C-Key data, SAM assigns the valid default TAS and BETC for GWA reporting.
Contact the Treasury Support Center.