Natural Resources Conservation Service
P.O. Box 311
3381 Skyway Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36830
The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people
conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.
An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
December 6, 2005
ALABAMA BULLETIN NO. AL340-6-2
SUBJECT: SPA – Service Center Information Management System (SCIMS)
Purpose. To transmit changes to SCIMS.
Expiration Date. December 1, 2006.
Enclosed is Amendment 23 to the SCIMS 1-CM document. The revisions include:
1. Proper method of exiting SCIMS. If a user fails to exit according to the guidance, the
customer file will be locked for 90 minutes.
2. Changes to customer types as listed in the document.
3. Formal process to inactivate a customer record. Local NRCS and Farm Service Agency
(FSA) staff must obtain concurrence from each other before inactivating customer
The complete Common Management and Operating Provisions 1-CM manual can be access from
the FSA website: http://intranet.fsa.usda.gov/fsa/. Additional instructions are enclosed.
JULIE B. YATES
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Common Provisions Branch, PECD
Notice of Requirements
For: "Receive Mail Indicator"
Software Application: SCIMS
Approved by: Sandy Bryant, Chief, Common Provisions Branch
The purpose of these user requirements is to modify the current customer core
data “Receive Mail Indicator” to allow for each agency to designate customer
“Receive Mail” status.