AmeriCorps Online Payment System Launched, 51579 [E6-14470]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 30, 2006 / Notices CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AmeriCorps Online Payment System Launched Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service is announcing a new online payment system that will allow Segal AmeriCorps Education Award payment requests and other benefits-related requests from AmeriCorps members to be submitted and processed online. The new system eliminates the need to submit and process paper forms, while increasing the accuracy of the data and the speed with which payments are made. The new system became available for institutions registration on August 16, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Yetter, National Service Trust, Corporation for National and Community Service, 1225 New York Ave., Washington, DC 20004, tel: 202– 606–7547. Additional information can also be found on the AmeriCorps Web site, www.AmeriCorps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Service Trust (Trust), an office of the Corporation for National and Community Service, administers Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards on behalf of AmeriCorps members. These awards include the payment of interest accrued on student loans during members’ terms of service and the payment of educational expenses or outstanding qualified student loan balances. The Trust is embarking on a landmark project to improve the way it does business with its members and partner institutions by automating these processes. Beginning August 2006, AmeriCorps members and partner institutions will have access to the new online payment system where they will be able to submit and process Segal AmeriCorps Education Award payments and other requests completely online. AmeriCorps members will be able to register for the system as soon as they have been enrolled in their AmeriCorps program. Online registration by institutions became available on August 16th, and we encourage both financial and education institutions to sign up as soon as possible to be able to receive and process payment requests online. Registration for members will begin a week after we open registration for institutions. At that point, AmeriCorps members will also be able to submit jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Aug 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 requests and begin to experience the benefits of the system. Registering for the system will be a simple and secure process, and once online, members and institutions will immediately be able to reap the benefits of the automated online payment process. Here are just a few of the highlights: • Quicker turn-around of payments Institutions will receive payments much sooner than with the old paperbased process, reducing the turnaround time from 30 days to seven or less depending on when in a payment cycle a request is processed. • Reduces administrative burden Certain information will be autopopulated and verified by the system, thereby reducing the administrative burden of completing requests and rejections due to faulty or missing information. Additionally, electronic forms remove the problem of paper forms that are illegible or damaged due to irradiation. • Eliminates need to scan and copy documents The AmeriCorps online system creates an electronic record of the former paper form, eliminating the need to scan and copy documents for storage. • Reduces mailing costs The new system will eliminate the time and cost of mailing documents and paper forms. • View up to date account information Account information and available balances will be updated in real time and can be viewed from your homepage. Users can also track the status of pending requests and payments online. • Designed to be user friendly The new system is simple and easy to use. No training is necessary. • Provides accessible help and information features Definitions of terminology and help text explaining procedures are readily available from multiple areas on the site. The Corporation for National and Community Service expects the online payment system to provide much faster, more accurate, and cost-effective service to our partner institutions and AmeriCorps members and alumni. Please visit www.AmeriCorps.gov for the latest updates as this new system is implemented. Dated: August 23, 2006. Jerry Yetter, Director, National Service Trust. [FR Doc. E6–14470 Filed 8–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51579 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [No. DOD–2006–OS–0109] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). ACTION: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 29, 2006. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 30, 2006)]
[Notices]
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


AmeriCorps Online Payment System Launched

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service is 
announcing a new online payment system that will allow Segal AmeriCorps 
Education Award payment requests and other benefits-related requests 
from AmeriCorps members to be submitted and processed online. The new 
system eliminates the need to submit and process paper forms, while 
increasing the accuracy of the data and the speed with which payments 
are made. The new system became available for institutions registration 
on August 16, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Yetter, National Service Trust, 
Corporation for National and Community Service, 1225 New York Ave., 
Washington, DC 20004, tel: 202-606-7547. Additional information can 
also be found on the AmeriCorps Web site, www.AmeriCorps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Service Trust (Trust), an 
office of the Corporation for National and Community Service, 
administers Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards on behalf of AmeriCorps 
members. These awards include the payment of interest accrued on 
student loans during members' terms of service and the payment of 
educational expenses or outstanding qualified student loan balances. 
The Trust is embarking on a landmark project to improve the way it does 
business with its members and partner institutions by automating these 
processes.
    Beginning August 2006, AmeriCorps members and partner institutions 
will have access to the new online payment system where they will be 
able to submit and process Segal AmeriCorps Education Award payments 
and other requests completely online. AmeriCorps members will be able 
to register for the system as soon as they have been enrolled in their 
AmeriCorps program. Online registration by institutions became 
available on August 16th, and we encourage both financial and education 
institutions to sign up as soon as possible to be able to receive and 
process payment requests online. Registration for members will begin a 
week after we open registration for institutions. At that point, 
AmeriCorps members will also be able to submit requests and begin to 
experience the benefits of the system. Registering for the system will 
be a simple and secure process, and once online, members and 
institutions will immediately be able to reap the benefits of the 
automated online payment process. Here are just a few of the 
highlights:
     Quicker turn-around of payments
    Institutions will receive payments much sooner than with the old 
paper-based process, reducing the turnaround time from 30 days to seven 
or less depending on when in a payment cycle a request is processed.
     Reduces administrative burden
    Certain information will be auto-populated and verified by the 
system, thereby reducing the administrative burden of completing 
requests and rejections due to faulty or missing information. 
Additionally, electronic forms remove the problem of paper forms that 
are illegible or damaged due to irradiation.
     Eliminates need to scan and copy documents
    The AmeriCorps online system creates an electronic record of the 
former paper form, eliminating the need to scan and copy documents for 
storage.
     Reduces mailing costs
    The new system will eliminate the time and cost of mailing 
documents and paper forms.
     View up to date account information
    Account information and available balances will be updated in real 
time and can be viewed from your homepage. Users can also track the 
status of pending requests and payments online.
     Designed to be user friendly
    The new system is simple and easy to use. No training is necessary.
     Provides accessible help and information features
    Definitions of terminology and help text explaining procedures are 
readily available from multiple areas on the site.
    The Corporation for National and Community Service expects the 
online payment system to provide much faster, more accurate, and cost-
effective service to our partner institutions and AmeriCorps members 
and alumni. Please visit www.AmeriCorps.gov for the latest updates as 
this new system is implemented.

    Dated: August 23, 2006.
Jerry Yetter,
Director, National Service Trust.
[FR Doc. E6-14470 Filed 8-29-06; 8:45 am]
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