Data Element: PROJECT NUMBER
You are invited to read the definitions of terms used in this data standard.
||A unique alphanumeric code assigned by a Division of the Service to track funding for an individual project in the Federal Financial System (FFS).|
||CCCC, where each C represents a letter from A-Z or a number from 0-9. Special
characters and punctuation marks are not allowed.
Note the following exceptions: The Division of Engineering is the only Division that can use the letter "E" as the first character in a project number.
|Recommended Field Name||PROJNUM|
||The official values to be used for this data element are described in the Reference.|
|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.|
Part 270, FW 6, Data Management and Standards, has been superceded by Part 274, FW 2, Establishing Service Data Standards.
||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-character codes assigned by a Division of the Service to track funding for individual
projects in the FFS.
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.
In order for a project to have a unique code in the FFS, the four-character project number must be used in combination with the five-digit organization code and four-digit subactivity number (e.g., 98692-1262-E026). In addition to the project number, one or more sub-project numbers may be assigned by a Division to specifically identify funding expenditures within a particular project. The Service data standard for Sub-Project Number can be viewed at this site.
||May 30, 2000|
||January 18, 2011|
|Point of Contact||Lisa Ngo, Financial Analyst, Division of Financial Management.|