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dc.contributor.advisorFremgen, James M.
dc.contributor.advisorMutty, John E.
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Jennifer E.
dc.dateDecember 1997
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:18:31Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:18:31Z
dc.date.issued1997-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8065
dc.description.abstractOn July 1, 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service fielded the On-line Prevalidation System for processing vendor payment requests. Its purpose was to prevent new Negative Unliquidated Obligation and Unmatched Disbursements records by comparing disbursement requests to obligations prior to payment. The Objectives of this thesis were to determine the causes of rejected payment requests by analyzing sample data drawn from Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic's Operations and Maintenance appropriation and to recommend ways to improve the prevalidation process so that obligation validation is more efficient and effective. Research included an investigation into the background of the prevalidation system and an analysis of UMDs and NULOs before and after the implementation of the OPV System. Seven causes of rejected payment requests were identified, along with the penalty interest charged as a result of document numbers remaining on the Rejected Payment Authorization Request Report. It was observed that the formation of new UMDs and NULOs has decreased as a result of OPV's implementation. While the disbursements that are prevalidated generally do not result in problem disbursements, only a portion of all disbursements is prevalidated. Lowering thresholds at which disbursements must be prevalidated and expanding the types of payments that are subject to prevalidation will improve the credibility of DoD financial management and further decrease problem disbursement levels.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/causesofrejected109458065
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleCauses of rejected payment requests in the prevalidation system of the Marine Corps' accounting system and recommendation for their eliminationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Systems Management
dc.subject.authorPrevalidationen_US
dc.subject.authorNULOen_US
dc.subject.authorUMDen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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