Item 010 - Document Processing Number

A Document Processing Number (DPN) is a computer assigned control number that is incremented each time a PIMS transaction is processed. An employee who occupies more than one position will have a separate PIMS record (roster) for each position. Each PIMS transaction may have different document processing numbers.

 

Coding:

None

Example:

0002

System
Audits:

DOCUMENT PROCESSING NUMBER INVALID.

Discontinue processing. Verify employment history to find out why the DPN does not match. This is particularly important when your current transaction causes an out-of-sequence condition.

Audit
Instructions:

None

More Info:

  1. DPN will increment when the SCO processes mass updates and database record clean-up. DPN will also increment on active positions when an A54C transaction is processed.

  2. DPN may increment when a transaction is processed against an additional position.

  3. For out-of-sequence processing:

  • Print DPN (9999) below sequence number on PIMS transactions in out-of-sequence package.

  • When a PIMS transaction is used to document an out-of-sequence transaction, the second DPN (9999) is also entered on the next PIMS transaction in the sequence.