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USAS User’s Manual
Chapter 3 – Navigation (continued)

How to Logon to USAS and Access the Main Menu

About this Procedure

This logon procedure provides access to all Uniform Statewide Accounting Projects in one format. USAS access is provided through VTAM/Switch, a telecommunications software package with concurrent session switching capabilities. VTAM/Switch essentially eliminates the requirement to disconnect or logoff an online application to establish a session with another online application.

User Requirements

To logon to the USAS system, a user must have a user ID and a password. Users without a user ID may obtain one by establishing security clearance through an agency Security Coordinator as detailed in Chapter 2 – Security.

  1. Enter USAS at the Texas map screen.
    A picture of the USAS Texas screen
    USAS 
    
                                . - - - - - .          
                              / .           .                                       
     USER  HELP  DESK         / .           .          T E X A S   S T A T E        
                              / .           .          C O M P T R O L L E R        
      (512) 463-HELP          / .           .                                       
                              / .            --...__.-.._.-._..--..                 
                              / .                                 .                 
                              / .                                 .                 
                  . _ _ _ _ _ _ .                                  .                
                 /  .                                               .               
                   /  .                                             .               
                     / .                     STATEWIDE              .               
                      / .                        *                .                 
                       / .                TELEPROCESSING       .                    
                        / .       _ _         SYSTEM       .                        
                         / .    . / / .                 .                           
     Unauthorized use     /  - .     / .              .                             
     is prohibited.        / /        / .            .                              
     Usage may be subject                / .          .                             
     to security testing and monitoring.  / .         .                             
     Misuse is subject to criminal         /  .       .                             
     prosecution.  There is no expectation   /  . . __ .                            
     of privacy except as provided by law.     / / / / /                            
     

    Note: Agencies using CICS to logon will not see the Texas Map screen. Instead, they will see the Comptroller Application screen and must select the USAS application from the listing of applications.

  2. Press Enter.

    The logon screen will appear.
  3. Enter your user id in the User ID field.
    A picture of the logon screen
    VTAM/Switch 6.2  Session Manager                                 Term: TCP50779
                                                                     Date: 07/14/2011
    Please enter your userid and password                            Time: 08:49:50
    
       User ID  : _______
       Password :
    
    
       New Password :
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
  4. Tab to Password field.
  5. Enter the required password.
    Note for FIRST-TIME logon ONLY: The system-assigned password must be changed the first time a user logs on to the Comptroller Mainframe. A user cannot proceed until the following steps have been completed:
    1. Enter CATS in the Password field.
    2. Tab to New Password field.
    3. Enter the new password (see ‘How to Change a Password’ in this chapter for password requirements).
    4. Tab to Verify New Password field.
    5. Retype the new password.
  6. Press Enter.

    Note:If the password is successfully changed, the message ‘PASSWORD CHANGED’ will appear.

    The following screen will appear:

    A picture of the USAS Session Manager screen
    VTAM/Switch 6.2       Application Selection       User: TEST111  Term: T10123EA 
    ===>  _______________________________________________________________________
     
    Select one of the following applications to start a new session
    
      1 USAS(P)   USAS PRODUCTION  ACTIVE    19 SPRS(C)  SPRS CONVERSION  ACTIVE
    2 USAS(T) USAS TRAINING ACTIVE 20 SPRS(P) SPRS PRODUCTION ACTIVE
    3 USAS(S) USAS AGY SETUP ACTIVE 21 SPA(TEST SPA USER TEST ACTIVE
    4 SPA(P) SPA PRODUCTION ACTIVE 22 USAS(C) USAS CONVERSION ACTIVE
    5 SPA(T) SPA TRAINING ACTIVE 23 TINS(C) TINS CONVERSION ACTIVE
    6 USPS(P) USPS PRODUCTION ACTIVE 24 TINS(M) TINS MAINT TEST ACTIVE 7 USPS(T) USPS TRAINING ACTIVE
    8 USPS(S) USPS CONVERSION ACTIVE
    9 TINS(P) TINS PROD ACTIVE
    10 HRIS(P) HRIS PRODUCTION ACTIVE
    11 FACTS FACTS PROD ACTIVE
    12 PINFOSGA ONLINE RPT VIEW ACTIVE
    13 TSO TSO ON PROD ACTIVE
    14 USPS(C) USPS PROD CAL ACTIVE
    15 CICS CICS CPA ACTIVE
    16 USAS(A) USAS ACCEPTANCE ACTIVE
    17 HRIS(A) HRIS ACCEPTANCE ACTIVE
    18 USAS(F) FINANCIAL REPORT PF1-HELP PF3-END PF7-BACKWARD PF8-FORWARD PA1-ROTATE
  7. Enter the desired system number.

    Note: Although all Uniform Statewide Accounting applications appear on the MSM menu, a user will be given security access to specific applications.

  8. Press Enter. The following screen will appear:
    A picture of the USAS screen
    
    TEXAS  SSYS           UNIFORM STATEWIDE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM    08/12/95 09:07 AM 
    
                                                                              PROD
    
    
    
     PLEASE ENTER SECURITY USER CLASS: (BLANK FOR DEFAULT)
    
    
    
    
    
                            **    **  ********  ***        ********
                           **    **  ********  ****       ********
                          **    **  **        ** **      **
                         **    **  ********  **  **     ********
                        **    **        **  *******          **
                       ********  ********  **    **   ********
                      ********  ********  **     **  ********
    
    
    
                                          F3-END
    
  9. At the SECURITY USER CLASS prompt, enter the desired user class. (To default to the lowest numerical user class set up for the user, leave this field blank to let default. Users with one user class can go to Step 10 without typing any information to default to that class.)
  10. Press Enter. The following screen will appear:
    A picture of the USAS News Display screen
    TEXAS  S002           UNIFORM STATEWIDE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM    07/18/95 09:48 AM
    
                                    NEWS DISPLAY                              PROD
    
    
    
    ******************************************************************************
    
                                     WELCOME TO USAS
    
    ******************************************************************************
    
    
    
    COMPTROLLER YEAR END & AFR TRAINING              PP      02-05
    
    MIGRATION USAS &       USPS ACRS                 PP      06-12
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    F3-END                    PRESS (ENTER) TO CONTINUE
    
  11. Press Enter to reach the USAS MAIN MENU.
    A picture of the USAS Main Menu screen
    
    TEXAS  S010           UNIFORM STATEWIDE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM     07/18/95 09:48 AM
    
    LINK TO:                              MAIN MENU                            PROD
    
    
    ENTER SELECTION:
    
    
    
                                 C     COST ALLOCATION PROFILE
                                 D     DATA ENTRY OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
                                 F     FIXED ASSET SUBSYSTEM
                                 G     GRANT/PROJECT SUBSYSTEM
                                 O     ONLINE FINANCIAL INQUIRY
                                 P     PROFILE MAINTENANCE FOR CORE SYSTEM
                                 Q     AUXILIARY PROFILE MAINTENANCE
                                 R     REPORTING
                                 S     SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
                                 T     DOCUMENT TRACKING
                                 W     PAYMENT PROCESSING
                                 Z     SIGN OFF
    
    
    
    F1-HELP  F3-END  F4-INTERRUPT
    

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Susan Combs
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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