Information Resources and Technology Management


Data Element: FISCAL YEAR

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Name
Fiscal Year
Description
The 12-month financial accounting period for which the Government plans the use of its funds.
Type
Numeric
Syntax
YYYY, where each Y represents a number from 0 through 9.
Recommended Field Name FY
Values
Four-digit number that represents the fiscal year.  
Source
N/A
Historical Data

For information on past versions of this standard, contact the National Data Administrator, Branch of Data and Systems Services, Division of Information Resources and Technology Management.

Reference(s)
Part 270, FW 6, Data Management and Standards, has been superceded by Part 274, FW 2, Establishing Service Data Standards.
Use Instructions
As of the approval date, this data element will be used in any new automated system, data set, database, or information application, including new Geographic Information System (GIS) data and applications. This data element will also be used in any major modifications to existing systems or versions of these data-related items that use the four-digit fiscal year.

Service staff are strongly encouraged to utilize this data element in existing systems, data sets, databases, and information applications. Where existing systems and data-related items are not in compliance, they should be modified to achieve compatibility and implement this data standard.

Phase
Adopted
Approval Date
November 13, 2000
Validation Date
November 29, 2013
Data Steward
National Data Administrator, Branch of Data and Systems Services, Division of Information Resources and Technology Management.

 


Last updated: November 29, 2013