Send an FA or PAC to GCA

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GCA uses Funding Actions (FA) to set up a budget for an awarded project in the financial system. In order to start this process, you need to send GCA the Funding Action with all the relevant award information. Post-Award Changes (PACs) modify the initial award. You also send PACs to GCA. Once you send the action, its status changes to In GCA.

You can only send an FA or PAC to GCA after it is approved and is not on hold. Unless both of those conditions are true, the “Send to GCA” link will not display on the left navigation menu.

To send an action to GCA

  1. Open an Approved action that is not on Hold and Click Send to GCA on the left navigation menu.
  2. In the new window that opens, add any comments in the OSP Notes section, and then click Send to GCA. This will close the window and return you to the main page. In SERA, the changes and notes are visible in the History section, which is similar to the OSP Notes History section, at the foot of the detail page.

Note: If you have not entered data for all the required fields you will receive the following error message:

Validation error message

  1. In the left navigation menu, click Save & Close this Funding/Admin Action.Note: When an Action has a status of In GCA it is no longer editable by OSP. This means you can view but not change any of the information in the action.

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