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System Change Requests (SCR's) are submitted by our Configuration Control Board (CCB). To learn more about the process, please visit our CCB Responsibility page. Below you will find all SCR's that have been submitted, and what their status is. To download a blank form, you may visit our Reference Library and download the SCR Form.

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Title SCR Number DPAS Module Reporting
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State Description
Individual Issue Sales 01441 Warehouse AF: Other New

Description
The U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) is migrating to DPAS for the tracking of supplies and materiel and for its Individual Issue of materiel to its cadets.  Some of the materiel that is issued to a cadet is chargeable to the cadet - either at time of issue, or at a later date in time that it is determined that the cadet is not going to return materiel.  In the past, these charges were exported from our system and sent to DFAS - who is responsible for deducting the applicable amount from the cadet's pay. The DPAS Warehouse application lacks the functionality to produce the appropriate list of charges for each member and to provide those charges to DFAS for gear issued to warehouse members that will not be returned to the warehouse.

Recommended

  1. DPAS be modified to allow for the identification of items that are chargeable to the cadet at time of issue or return. 
  2. The system should allow the USAFA to establish a cost that will be charged by Stock Number using the Moving Average Cost "MAC" of the Inventory or the Current Replacement Cost plus or minus a user controlled "tariff" as the basis that the cadet will reimburse the U.S Government. 
  3. Provide a process (Listing / Spreadsheet / Electronic Interface if DFAS supports - TBD) where the charges by cadet can be certified by the USAFA and sent to DFAS for collection.
  4. Provide a query/report that identifies the amount reimbursed by cadet in total or for a period of time by date issued and what reporting period it was sent to DFAS for collection / reimbursement.  The report should show the item being reimbursed, the date the transaction occurred, who applied the charge and the reason for the charge.

Mission Critical
Mission Critical: Reimbursement of issues to cadets is a primary function of the US Air Force Academy business model, and is currently a capability of the system being sunset in favor of DPAS.

Benefits
Allows for the proper recording and accounting of the cost of materiel not being returned to the warehouse - improving the accuracy of financial reporting.

Users
This functionality will affect all users within the USAFA agency. 

Inventory Sales 01440 Warehouse AF: Other New

Description
USAFA routinely charges members for materiel they were issued from the warehouse that will not be returned. In the past, these charges were exported from our system to DFAS - who is responsible for deducting the applicable amount from members pay. The DPAS Warehouse application lacks the functionality to produce the appropriate list of charges for each member and to provide those charges to DFAS for gear issued to warehouse members that will not be returned to the warehouse.

Recommended
DFAS is responsible for deducting the cost of the materiel from the members pay. The cost deducted is computed using the Stock Number unit price plus or minus a pre-defined "tariff". Provide a means of computing the applicable cost and the ability to communicate these costs to DFAS for the materiel issued to warehouse members that are non-returnable/lost/damaged.

Mission Critical
Mission Critical: Inventory sale is a primary function of the US Air Force Academy business process and is currently accomplished in the system being shut off in favor of DPAS Warehouse.

Benefits
Allows for the proper recording and accounting of the cost of materiel not being returned to the warehouse - improving the accuracy of financial reporting.

Users
This functionality will affect all users within the USAFA agency

Loan Module Modification 01439 PA AF: Other New

Description
Loan module only works for serialized managed assets and not for bulk managed assets

Recommended
Modify Loan Module to include bulk managed assets

Mission Critical
This is mission critical and is crucial for GFE and overall tracking of loaned assets.   Currently we have no tracking capability for bulk assets out on Loan.

Benefits
Improved accountability of bulk assets out on loan.

Users
Yes, this will affect all users within our Agency

IUS - Funding Identification 01438 PA Navy Removed

Description
In the Asset Receiving Module, there is no ability to distinguish the type of funding for various Internal Use Software (IUS). This is critical as capitalization thresholds are different for the various types of IUS.
Currently, the Capitalization threshold for all IUS is $250K. However, the Capitalization threshold for Military Intelligence Program (MIP) and National Intelligence Program (NIP) IUS is $1M. As a result, DPAS will incorrectly capitalize MIP and NIP IUS below the $1M threshold and require the APO to manually change the capitalization code to "N" (Non capital, exceeds threshold) to stop the asset from depreciating.  

Recommended
Develop a programmatic process for DPAS to distinguish between the various types of software capital thresholds and to set the capitalization code for capital thresholds at the correct levels.

Mission Critical
Mission critical/mandated.  DoD 7000.14-R Vol 4, Ch 27 pg 27-18 states " The current IUS capitalization threshold for all DoD Components is $250,000, except for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, for which the capitalization threshold is $1 million."

Benefits
Ensures that capitalization of IUS is correctly applied per DOD regulation

Users
All Agencies would be affected by this SCR.

14Feb2019 – cancelled per Kevin Callahan
At the request of the BSO (NL-CCAF).

IUS - Hosting Environment 01437 PA Navy New

Description
In the IUS Asset Receiving Module, the Hosting Environment Drop Down, on the Asset Entry Tab does not contain all possible scenarios including "Data Center" and "Network".

Recommended
Add Data Center and Network to the Hosting Environment Drop Down menu on the Asset Entry Tab. Recommend obtain input from DPAS User Community to identify other hosting scenarios not currently available.

Mission Critical
Mission critical. If all possible IUS hosting environments are not listed then inaccurate information will be entered into the database potentially causing an audit finding and trouble completing inventories.

Benefits
Increases accuracy of IUS data elements to ensure the hosting environments of the software are reported correctly.

Users
This will affect all agencies.

Scheduling Multiple Lane Types 01436 Warehouse USMC: CSP New

Description
Currently when using the scheduling functionality there isn't a way to assign more than one activity to one lane. We would like to have the option of selecting multiple options for one lane. This would allow us to group all issue or return types to that one lane.

Recommended
Recommend using a multiple select field for lane type assignment. This would allow us to select multiple lane types for one lane. This will be helpful in scheduling all issue and return types to separate lanes in larger warehouses if we choose too.

Mission Critical
This is mission critical because it will allow us to assign multiple lane types to one lane. This would help organize how we assign lanes and make it more efficient.

Benefits
Having the ability to assign multiple lane types would help increase efficiency of how each warehouse lane is used.

Users
This will affect all users who managing the scheduling of lane assignments. This will also affect CSP customers considering that scheduling lane types could change how often appointments are scheduled.

Inventory Activity Reason Code 01435 Warehouse USMC: CSP New

Description
Currently in Inventory Activity there is no ability to select multiple reason codes in the search grid. This becomes problematic when searching for Inventory gains and losses because there are multiple reason codes for these. The only way we are currently able to pull this data is ask the DPASSupport desk to pull the data, or pull all inventory activity data and then filter down. The latter method is time consuming and in most cases unsuccessful because of the amount of data pulled.

Recommended
Recommend that the Reason Code search option be a multi-select field. This would be similar to how the Location Type Code search field works on the Location AUD grid. This would allow for us to select all the inventory adjustments reason codes in one search.

Mission Critical
It has been mandated by LOGCOM leadership that the CSP has the ability to pull these reports and provide them to auditors on a quarterly basis at the very least. Currently, in most cases, the only way we are able to obtain these reports is through DPAS Help Desk request.

Benefits
Implementing these changes increases the accuracy of the data and improves the amount of time it takes to pull reports. It would also make CSP users more self sufficient when obtaining these reports since they will no longer request DPAS Help Desk assistance.

Users
This will affect all CPS users.

ICP Stock Item Add 01434 Materiel Management USMC: CSP Removed

Description
In the ICP there is currently no way to add stock number to the stock item AUD for multiple warehouses. To add the new stock number to the stock item AUD for the warehouses we have to do it individually for each warehouse. This is a time consuming process.

Recommended
CSP recommends creating functionality that will allow for user to add stock number to the a stock item AUD for multiple warehouse at a time. This will make it easier for users to add new stock number to the stock item AUD for all warehouses.

Mission Critical
Yes, this will allow for the CSP PMO to add the stock numbers to the stock item list for every warehouse when new stock numbers are introduced to the program.

Benefits
This reduces the time and increases the efficiency when adding stock numbers to the stock item AUD in the ICP.

Users
Yes, this has the potential to affect all CSP users.

14Jan2019 – cancelled per Joe Stossel
This is a duplicate of SCR 01374.

ICP CSP Inquiry Role 01433 Materiel Management USMC: CSP New

Description
Currently when DPAS warehouses are attached to a DPAS ICP they are unable to add stock items to the warehouse. We have tried to give users roles to the ICP in order to add stock items, but this becomes problematic because of the limited number of ICP roles. The current ICP roles give warehouse users too much functionality beyond adding stock numbers to the stock item list.

Recommended
CSP recommends creating a new role that can be granted to users that only has the ability to add stock numbers to the stock item grid. This will give CSP users the required functionality to add stock numbers to the stock item list, but will not let them view or transact elsewhere in the ICP.

Mission Critical
Yes, currently in the CSP program,  users must contact users who have ICP access in order to get stock numbers added. There are very limited number of users who have this access which could possible cause a work stoppage.

Benefits
The benefits of implementing this solution is that we could assign users in every warehouse this role. This would allow every warehouse to be self sufficient when adding stock numbers to their stock item list.

Users
Yes this will affect all ICP users who will be assigned this new role.

New Form in Unit Issue Request and Transfer Process 01432 Warehouse NAVAIR New

Description
The existing ST/STE database, eTIMS, generated a form called a "C-List" for every request created. The "C-List" contained: who created the request, who the list is addressed to (warehouse if a unit issue request, or vendor if an issue transfer), request number, date request created, aircraft, comments (remarks), ST/STE list, contract, UIC, expected return date, ship to (UIC and address), ship to contact (name and phone). The closest thing to this form in DPAS is the Issue Receipt form. This form does not have some information which used to be on the "C-List." Also, the Issue Receipt is only available once a UIR is Issued. NAVSUP WSS requires a form be generated upon the completion of a UIR on their end (once the UIR's status changed to PK-Picking). As of now, they have to take screen shots of the UIR page to provide to PCOs and vendors to show we have completed the request. A sample C-List from eTIMS and an example of what the new form should look like will be provided with the submittal of this SCR.

Recommended
Create a new form that includes all information as the provided C-List, or update the Issue Receipt to include this information.  The information that should be included on the form should be: Unit Issue Request Established By, Established Date/Time, To, Request or Transfer #, Reportable Commodity Type, Remarks (mainly for TAC information), Tooling List, UIC, Account Name, Expected Return Date, Ship to Address, and Contact Information of UIC Custodian.  Make this form available to view and print when the request is "In-Process" or "Pk-Picking" status. Also make this form available during the Unit Issue Transfer process.

Mission Critical
Mandated. Vendors and PCOs require some type of documentation to use as a receipt that the UIR has been started/completed. DCMA uses this documentation when inspection occurs, PCOs use this document when modifying their contracts.

Benefits
This solution will create a formal document that we can use as proof of completing a UIR. It will improve accountability and standardize the UIR process.

Users
This change will impact not only users of DPAS and the ST/STE community, but DLA, NAVSUP WSS, and NAVAIR PCOs/ACOs. Vendors also rely on a formal document as an inspection point that a UIR has been completed.

View Asset Additional Information in ICN Inventory 01431 Warehouse NAVAIR New

Description
Some users can add Additional Information to an ICN during receiving and in Inventory Update; however, there is no other place to view this information.  Not all users have or need access to Receiving or Inventory Update.  Additional Information needs to be available to view on the ICN Inventory Inquiry so that all users can read/review the Additional Information.

Recommended
Recommending the ability to view asset "Additional Information" as found in Inventory Update in ICN Inventory Grid Options.  Recommending this to also be a searchable field.

Mission Critical
Not mission critical or mandated.

Benefits
This will improve accuracy and accountability of the tools by being able to see relevant notes to specific tools that users have entered so other users with different roles can see.  The notes will also leave a history for the tool to further help in the case of tool history research.

Users
It will affect all users because notes for the specific tool will be seen by all.

Update Expected Return Date 01430 Warehouse NAVAIR New

Description
There are 3 categories of ST/STE requests:

  1. Warehouse requests (ST/STE is stored at a warehouse and is requested to be shipped to a location for usage),
  2. Contract Transfers (ST/STE is staying at the current location, but changing its contract accountability),
  3. Loan Extensions (ST/STE is staying at the current location and being used under the current contract, but the expected return date needs changing).

The Unit Issue Request process works well for warehouse requests. However, for Contract Transfer Requests, utilizing the existing Unit Transfer Request process does not give us the ability to update the expected return date. There also isn't a separate process to allow for updating return dates when processing Loan Extension requests.  Lastly, Open Warehouse Actions for Unit Returns are not updating when an expected return date is updated.
The work around we have been using in order to add return dates is to return ST/STE to the warehouse, then issue it back out with a Unit Issue Request with a return date. This is creating unnecessary rework and longer touch times and cycle times to complete requests.

Recommended
Incorporate the ability to add an expected return date to the Unit Transfer Request process and the ability to update the expected return date to ST/STE on loan (without transferring the contract). Accommodate the Contract Transfer and Loan Extension Requests described above.  Open Warehouse Actions for Unit Returns need to be updated when expected return dates are updated.

Mission Critical
Mission critical. ST/STE must have accurate expected return dates in order to have proper accountability and traceability.

Benefits
This implementation should reduce the cycle time to complete Unit Transfers and Loan Extensions by at least 67%.

Users
This change will impact not only users of DPAS and the ST/STE community, but it will improve fleet readiness by allowing us to complete requests much faster than we currently do.

Expanding Stock Number Field 01429 Enterprise NAVAIR New

Description
NAVAIR is responsible for managing Special Tooling/Special Tooling Equipment associated with various weapon systems/reportable commodity types.   Manufacturing numbers that are created by vendors are used for the stock numbers of the tools.  However, the vendors' manufactured numbers have been known to be 25+ long.  The length of these numbers are not standardized across vendors.  More than 15 characters are assigned to ST/STE to uniquely identify the tool.  As such the current solution prevents the use of the Stock Number field and the associated capability within the DPAS system.   The Special Tooling Identifier is part of the Stock Number Description Field along with the Noun.  In addition, this practice makes it difficult to utilize the Master List Capability to building Tool to Tool and Tool to Part relationships.
The conversion into DPAS utilized a unique identifier from the source systems primary key, but after conversion future entries will require the generation of a unique DPAS key.  Loading large numbers of ST/STE from OEM will be further complicated as the OEM assign the Tool ID and the current practice of using the Stock Number Description will not trap duplicate entries on the Catalog.

Recommended
Request the expansion of the current 15 character limit of the Stock Number field to 30 characters in the Warehouse Module to accommodate future Special Tooling and Special Tooling Equipment (ST/STE).

Mission Critical
Mission Critical.  Over time the management of ST/STE by NAVAIR will be hampered with duplicate Catalog entries due to the 15 Character limit in the Stock Number field.  Future assignment of Inventory to the catalog and asset reporting will be hindered.  Duplicate Stock Number entries (via a description) will challenge audit-ability of this data.

Benefits

  1. Tight control of the Tooling Catalog
  2. Reduce workload on finding tooling associated with weapon system BOMs
  3. Full benefit and reporting capability offered by the Stock Number Field
  4. Easier loading of future PPSA files
  5. Elimination of duplicate Catalog entries and association of Inventory to Catalog entries, removal of future audit findings.

Users
This change will impact current Navy ST/STE community and potentially the Air Force ST/STE community.  Additionally any future or current community for which the Stock Number field proves to be too short.

Customer/Unit ID 00638 MU OSD Removed

Description
Under Mass Data, desire a Customer/Unit ID field to identify a POC name, email address and telephone number.  (Not a Mandatory Field)  This will reduce the number of 'Dispatched To' names that show up during Dispatch.  Currently every operator loaded in DPAS appears making the search cumbersome.  This improvement will reflect operators from Customer ID or Cost Center only. 

Recommended
With Cust/Unit ID, we can associate customer for Recurring Dispatch, only pull operators associated with Customer ID during Dispatch and notify POC via email for Pending/Recall work orders.

Mission Critical
Streamlines Dispatch functionality for unit issuing.

Benefits
Reduces time for vehicle assignment and allows for a more accurate management and assignment of assets.

Users
M&U and Dispatch Officer

Joe Stossel comment, 8/10/2015: seems to be similar to SCR 636.  Do we need this if we modify Operator field to utilize Members.

07Dec2018 – cancelled per Deric Sims
No longer needed due to past enhancements.

Calculate Indirect Labor Rate 01428 MU AF: VSCOS New

Description
Currently, DPAS does not provide an indirect labor rate.  Indirect labor rate should include  all work performed by civilian and military personnel charged to the transportation function that cannot be identified to a particular NTV or group of NTVs. 

Recommended
Utilize work order reasons; "PORL - Parts Only Low Cost Bench Stock" and create a work order reason "INDR - Indirect Labor".  Calculate by dividing total indirect labor cost by total available direct cost.

Mission Critical
This mandated per DoD 4500.36, Appendix 2 Enclosure 4

Benefits
The benefits of this solution would be to solidify the correct indirect labor rate across all DoD functions.

Users
All DoD Fleet Managers/Maintenance controllers and Material specialists utilize this information for day to day fleet management purposes.  

Asset Visibility Report 01427 Warehouse SPECWARCOM Done

Description
No ability to see asset visibility within our LP or Warehouse

Recommended
Create a new asset visibility real time report

Mission Critical
yes.

Benefits
 

Users

Completed – Release 6.3 – 21 December 2018

Calculate Asset End of Life 01426 MU AF: VSCOS New

Description
Currently DPAS does not calculate an assets end of life (EOL) when its average annual sustainment cost first exceeds, or is projected to exceed, its depreciated value, or seven years after a depot rebuild, whichever comes later.

Recommended
See notes below.  This feature was developed by 441 VSCOS and added to LIMS-EV Transaction Request Tool. 

Mission Critical
Mission critical.  AFI 24-302 states "Use economical, reliable and up-to-date procedures to authorize, acquire, account for and maintain vehicles in a safe and serviceable condition throughout their lifecycle."  The EOL calculation helps determine the most economical time to replace an asset.

Benefits
The benefits of implementing this solution will enhance the annual vehicle purchase drill be pin pointing the most economical time to replace an aging asset.

Users
All Air Force Fleet Managers/Maintenance controllers and Material specialists utilize this information for day to day fleet management purposes.  

**NOTE** This SCR is in conjunction with SCR 01422 Vehicle Prioritization Model.

IntelliSense for Operators 01425 MU OSD New

Description
Operator / Technician listing is very long and slows down the assignment process in Dispatch.  There is no quick way of finding an individual.

Recommended
Utilize the IntelliSense capability when assigning "Dispatched To" during the Dispatch A/U.

Mission Critical
Critical to the accurate and expedient assignment of personnel to equipment

Benefits
Reduces time and improves accuracy of asset assignment.

Users
Only personnel identified to accept material via M&U.

DPAS Account Status 01424 Enterprise OSD New

Description
The Agency has no way of monitoring user activity to ensure accounts stay active.

Recommended
Request adding to Accounts Status to the Inquiry of the IO, APO, M&U Officer and M&U Dispatch Officer roles.  Currently activities task DPAS Security to produce report for them.

Mission Critical
Critical to mission by ensuring accounts remain active especially for the National Guard and Reserve Units

Benefits
Ensure users with sporadic work schedules maintain active accounts and will not spend time reactivating them.

Users

Cost Center Use in M&U 01423 MU OSD New

Description
In PA, Cost Centers can be created for each asset.  It would be efficient to have that migrate to M&U for reimbursements for Work Orders and Dispatch

Recommended
If created in PA, use the Cost Center as the Flag for reimbursement.  This will give another level of identification for funding and will automatically be assigned to assets in M&U.

Mission Critical
No

Benefits
Improves the process of identifying costing source for WO and Dispatch.

Users

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