The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) pays all DoD military and civilian personnel, retirees and annuitants, as well as major DoD contractors and vendors. DFAS also supports the Executive Office of the President, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
DFAS is financed as a Working Capital Fund, obtaining revenue by charging its customers for the services it provides rather than being funded through direct appropriations. The agency sets annual rates two years in advance based on anticipated workload and estimated costs calculated to offset any prior year gains or losses. DFAS operations are subject to oversight by DoD as well as the executive and legislative branches of the federal government.
Guidebook: Contractor and Vendor Payment Information
How to get Paid by DFAS
The preferred method of submitting invoices is electronically via Wide Area Workflow (WAWF). WAWF is an interactive web-based application that allows vendors/contractors to electronically submit invoices and receiving reports; and for the Government to inspect, accept, receive, and pay electronically. DFAS also uses Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). EDI is the computer to computer exchange of routine business information in a standard format.
It’s a web-based application for vendors/contractors to track status on invoices submitted and processed into the payment entitlement system. The contract must be paid by a DFAS location. Government entities can request access to MyInvoice for research purposes. MyInvoice consolidates invoice information for both paid and unpaid invoices, obtained from several DFAS payment systems into one central repository.
AcqLinks and References:
- Contractor and Vendor Payment Information Guidebook
- Website: Defense Finance and Accounting Service Home Page
- Website: Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS)
- Website: Wide Area Workflow