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Financial Operations Services Team (FOST)


The Financial Operations Services Team (FOST):

  • Processes various payments not processed through established payment systems at COD. Payments processed by FOST include: Employee Reimbursements (SF 1164), Indemnity Claims, Cooperative Agreements, Fee Basis, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), UPS, Employee Training (SF 182), Transportation, Honorariums, Patent Royalties, Torts, Grants, Postage, and Miscellaneous;
  • Acts as liaison to field and headquarters offices, as well as the Comptroller Operations Division (COD), on financial and accounting data;
  • Assists in payment research and problem-solving; and
  • Expedites same-day-payments and wire transfers via the Secured Payment System (SPS).


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