FCC's Financial System Conversion Will Require Shutdown In Early October
September 14, 2010 at 10:04 AM (PT)
The FCC will switch over to a new financial system for the agency's new fiscal year, and the change will necessitate a shutdown of the old system on SEPTEMBER 30th that is expected to last until OCTOBER 18th. During that time, the Commission’s licensing systems will not have full access to up-to-date payment information or current Red Light Display System statuses.
Commission staff will have limited ability during the conversion period to access certain files and systems that track payments, and may be unable to verify account statuses during the conversion period as a result.
The agency is also warning that time-sensitive filings may be delayed in the process, and is urging applicants to plan ahead and get applications in early or after the completion of the new system, and to make payments during the conversion through Fee Filer either using a credit card or Automatic Clearing House payment so they can check in that way whether the payment was made.