USAID Operating Unit (OU) and Program Area (PA) Information

Effective March 4, 2019, USAID will begin including the USAID Operating Unit (OU) and Program Area (PA) information in the Payment Management System for new awards and for incremental funding under existing awards. This change will not impact previously obligated funding. The change will result in multiple PMS subaccounts (which will include the award number, OU, and PA) for USAID awards that include more than one OU/PA combination. The change will enable grantees to identify the specific USAID award/OU/PA when requesting newly obligated award funds through the Payment Management System and enable USAID to improve the financial management of USAID awards. If you have any questions please contact USAID by email at LOC@USAID.GOV.