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USPS financial system to temporarily go offline

The National Accounting Oracle Financials Application will be unavailable during an upgrade that will begin Feb. 12.

The Postal Service will soon take its primary financial system offline to conduct mandatory upgrades.

The National Accounting Oracle Financials Application and several other accounting subledgers will be inaccessible from Friday, Feb. 12, at 12:35 am. CST through Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. CST.

In preparation, the San Mateo, CA, Accounting Service Center will process payments in advance by a few days to avoid payment disruptions to suppliers.

Additionally, Enterprise Payment System customers are encouraged to make deposits at Retail Systems Software locations to avoid impacts during the outage.

Placing orders in eBuy Plus and entering time into the Time and Attendance Collection System will not be affected.

After the upgrade, approximately one additional day will be needed to fully process the backlog of transactions that will accumulate during the five-day upgrade period.

All processing is expected to be back to normal by Wednesday, Feb. 17.

A Feb. 3 memo from Controller and Vice President Cara Greene has additional details, including contact information for employees who have questions.