On November 20, 2020, the PaymentWorks tool used to register new disbursement voucher payees and purchase order vendors was updated to allow registration of foreign payees and vendors. This enhancement will simplify and streamline the registration process for new disbursement voucher payees and purchase order vendors, and it will reduce the need to request forms. Occasions of manually entering vendors in KFS should be dramatically reduced, as well.
PaymentWorks is a secure portal that provides validation of taxpayer identification numbers, ACH bank accounts, and U.S. addresses. Additionally, all registrants are screened in accordance with the Office of Foreign Asset Control guidelines. It eliminates paper forms for taxpayer identification numbers and bank account numbers.
The following Buying Manual sections have been updated:
The registration process has been updated to reflect that the PaymentWorks registration tool should be used to register both foreign and domestic disbursement voucher payees and purchase order vendors.
References to the ImageNow tool have been revised, because the provider has changed.