Payment Management System
Program Support Center

USDA-FSIS

To Cooperative State Agencies and Universities:

ONLINE ACCESS TO PREPARE AND CERTIFY SF 425 FEDERAL FINANCIAL REPORTS (FFR) REQUIRED BY FSIS

As previously announced, beginning with 2nd quarter 2018, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will require submission of SF 425 FFR reports from Grantees via HHS Payment Management System (PMS).

All Grantees with active PMS accounts will be assigned the SF 425 FFR report Preparer and Certifier roles in PMS. The report Preparer and report Certifier can be two different PMS users. Designating individuals to complete the two steps is left to the Grantee's discretion.

SF 425 FFR Preparation and Certification Training will be provided by the Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System Program Support Center. Only two training webinars will be held: one on March 20th at 2:00 p.m. and the second and final one on March 29th at 10:00 a.m. The training will take approximately one hour. To register, send an email to HHS at PMS_Training@psc.hhs.gov with the subject line: FSIS Training (Desired Date).

Individuals without PMS accounts who plan to be involved in the SF 425 FFR reporting process as a preparer and/or certifier should participate in one of the two training webinars. How to obtain access to PMS will be explained during the webinar. The PMS User Access form is available at the following link: https://pms.psc.gov/forms/pmsaccess-usda-fsis.pdf.