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The Financial Information Technology and Travel (FITT) Division


The Financial Information Technology and Travel (FITT) Division serves the Commission by providing high quality services and innovative solutions that enable FERCís financial and travel communities to successfully achieve business requirements, regulatory compliance, and strategic operational objectives.

The FITT division is divided into two organizations, each tasked with distinct and independent responsibilities. The first organization is responsible for administering technology and providing services that support FERCís financial business processes and strategic goals. At a high level the FITT financial team's responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring FERCís Financial and Acquisition applications are fully operational so that every office within the Commission can properly procure and account for products and services that are necessary for FERC to achieve its strategic mission


  • Executing security administration requests that grant individuals access to, and privileges within, FERC's financial and acquisition systems


  • Providing high quality functional and technical application support to financial resources located throughout the Commission


  • Designing, developing, and disseminating insightful reports that assist financial decisions/planning


  • Administering FERC's annual charges system that: generates industry invoices; disseminates bills; creates/recognizes accounts receivable balances; calculates/assesses overdue charges; and processes/applies industry payments


  • Crafting and delivering training presentations and supplementary training materials that educate and enable FERC employees to perform their financial job functions


  • Administering an array of interfaces that automatically exchange, interpret and process information from external financial applications


  • Complying with all applicable laws/regulations governing cloud-hosted applications


  • Ensuring the safe storage and security of Personally Identifiable Information and other sensitive financial/acquisition data


  • Providing Disaster Recovery solutions and supporting FERC's financial 'Continuity of Operations' strategic goals


  • Generating, reviewing and archiving security and configuration management audit artifacts


The second organization supports travel at the Commission by interpreting the General Services Administrationís Federal Travel Regulation into effective FERC policies and procedures. By formulating and communicating clear guidance, the FITT travel team ensures that official business travel is conducted in a responsible manner with an emphasis on minimizing FERC's administrative costs. Specifically, the FITT travel team is responsible for:

  • Defining, maintaining and enforcing FERC's Travel Policy


  • Submitting all federally mandated reports to General Services Administration


  • Configuring, managing and granting access to FERCís travel application


  • Providing high quality functional and technical application support related to FERC's travel system


  • Crafting and delivering training presentations and supplementary training materials that educate and enable FERC travelers


  • Partnering with applicable stakeholders to research, resolve and respond to all travel-related questions, issues and/or concerns


  • Administering FERC's Travel Card program


  • Receiving and facilitating Passport/Visa applications associated with international travel


  • Processing reimbursements associated with local travel expenditures


  • Auditing a subset of FERCís travel transactions and responding to all travel-related audit inquires