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eFinance mandatory for submitting non-DTS travel vouchers

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- A new financial services tool is now available to assist travelers with filing their non-DTS travel vouchers.

eFinance offers a secure, paperless way to submit TDY-related financial documents by providing automated assistance to the traveler. This process is accomplished using a "wizard approach" to guide travelers through completing their travel voucher by presenting an interactive interview session that will complete the travel voucher based on information provided by the traveler.

Staff Sgt. Rashelle Impastato, 375th Comptroller Squadron, said the eFinance service has been active for one year, but became mandatory for Air Mobility Command March 1.

"It is very easy," she said. "It's very self explanatory, it (the Web site) asks all the pertinent questions, and it is very customer friendly."

eFinance can be accessed as a secure Web site application on the Air Force Portal by using a Common Access Card and PIN. Once a user navigates to the eFinance site, the system will use easy to understand question and answer sessions to take the traveler through the process of TDY travel from start to finish.

Travelers will continue to use the PCS In-Processing System, or PIPS, for PCS vouchers. PIPS and eFinance are located together in the eFinance Workspace of AF Portal.

eFinance smoothes the wrinkles out of time consuming, manual finance transactions; all with minimal support from the base level Financial Services Officer. Once in the system, travelers will initiate their transactions, complete the interview questions, load the necessary documentation, then digitally sign and route them to the FSO to review and transfer to the Air Force Financial Services Center for processing. The eFinance system is also used for deployment vouchers.

To access eFinance, enter the AF Portal, scroll down to the "Finance and Travel Links," click on the drop-down box and choose "AF Portal Money-Finance Central." Once the new page pops up, scroll down and click on "eFinance Workspace (PIPS/eFinance)," then follow the simple instructions to successfully sign into eFinance and complete travel vouchers.