Handbook F-8 Revision: General Classification of Accounts

Effective March 28, 2008, we are revising Handbook F–8, General Classification of Accounts, to remove the chart of accounts and replace it with a link directly to the Account Number Control Master (ANCM) application.

Handbook F-8, General Classification of Accounts

Introduction to Account Numbers and Other Accounting Codes Account Numbering System

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Request for General Ledger Accounts — Memorandum

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Request for General Ledger Accounts/Account Identifier Code — GLA/AIC Request Form

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To request or change an account number, submit a prop­erly completed “GLA/AIC Request Form” to the HQ Manager, Accounting Policy. Include a justification, suggested description, the name of the requesting individ­ual, and a signature.

Making requests in this manner eliminates informal requests, both oral and written; ensures coordination of the budgeting and system programming impact of the requests; ensures proper relationship of accounts in the general ledger; and provides new accounts and updates to the ANCM in a timely manner.

[Delete “Distribution of F-8 Control Memorandum”.]

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How to Find Account Numbers and Descriptions

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To find the chart of accounts in ANCM, go to the Postal Service™ Intranet Blue Page:

(The direct link is http://mnpb1:10065/access.html.)

Accounts can be queried by number, name, or description.

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We will incorporate these revisions into the next printed edition of Handbook F-8 and into the next update of the online version on the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site:

(The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site is http://blue.usps.gov/cpim.)