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ACR 60014 – TINS System Change
June 12, 2015

Introduction

Application Change Request (ACR) 60014 modified the Texas Identification Number System (TINS) to reactivate mail codes during the mid-day validation process effective June 12, 2015.

Note: The monthly mail code cleanup inactivation process has been on hold, but will resume after the migration of this ACR.

Issue

If a mail code was inactivated during the monthly cleanup process, state agencies and institutions of higher education had to either call Payment Services or submit a Payee Change Request form (74-157) (login required) PDF to request mail code reactivation.

Solution

Reactivation Requirements

The TINS Mid-Day Validation Process has been enhanced to allow agencies to submit input files with a request to reactivate mail codes that:

Mail codes that were not inactivated during the monthly cleanup process or that show an Address Indicator of Blank will return a new error message:

Message Code Message Action Required
719 Mail Code Cannot Be Reactivated

Indicates reactivation was requested for a mail code NOT inactivated during the monthly cleanup inactivation process.

Contact Payment Services or submit a Payee Change Request form (74-157) (login required) PDF to request reactivation of the mail code.

720 Mail Code Address Invalid, Mail Code Cannot Be Reactivated

Indicates reactivation was requested for a mail code inactivated during the monthly cleanup inactivation process, BUT the Address Indicator has a value of Blank.

Contact Payment Services or submit a Payee Change Request form (login required) PDF to research reactivation of the mail code.

Note: The mid-day mail code reactivation input file request is optional. Agencies may continue to contact Payment Services or submit a PCR to request reactivation of mail codes.

Reactivation Procedure

Agencies not currently using the TINS Mid-Day Validation Process must first perform a test in TINS Agency Setup. Contact Payment Services at tins.mail@cpa.texas.gov to coordinate testing.

See Appendix H – File Layouts and Check-Digit Algorithms (login required) for the mid-day validation input file positions. Submit Request Type A to reactivate a mail code.

Note: Agencies must continue to contact Payment Services or submit a PCR to request reactivation of mail codes that do not meet the criteria.

For More Information

Please see TINS Mid-Day Validation Process and Mail Code Inactivation Process in the TINS Guide (FPP P.003).

If you have questions, contact Payment Services.