FAMIS-Related Resources

FAMIS Portal

The FAMIS (Financial Accounting Management Information System) Portal is the DOE’s web-based purchasing application that allows users to make purchases from DOE-contracted vendors. Non-public schools use FAMIS to place orders for textbooks, library books, and computer hardware and software with funds received from the New York State Loan Programs. In addition, non-public schools use FAMIS to:

  • View spending plans to determine their school’s allocations
  • Look up activity codes
  • Transfer funds from one loan program to another
  • View purchase history
  • Print copies of purchase orders

All participating schools now have a four character alpha code for a DOE location code. You will see your four character alpha code upon signing into the FAMIS portal. Please be sure to use this alpha code assigned to your school on all documents, correspondence and inquiries pertaining to FAMIS issues. The alpha code will be populated on all purchase orders generated in FAMIS and will reflect your school’s delivery address.

Placing an order in FAMIS requires a two-step process. In addition to your school’s assigned FAMS ID, used by your school’s designated “initiator” to create an order in the FAMIS Portal; a second FAMIS ID is required for the principal or building leader to “approve” the order. The principal cannot be the “initiator. All principals or building leaders who are “approvers” will need to create a “Signature” in the approval box to approve an order. Please refer to NPS How to Approve or Reject a PO in FAMIS .

If you need help logging into the FAMIS portal, please read our FAMIS Portal Instructions for Non-Public Schools. Should you encounter any issues logging into FAMIS and need additional assistance, please contact the DOE’s Finance Service Center: (718) 935-5000 or email clientservices@schools.nyc.gov . You will need to provide your school name, BEDS#, DOE (alpha) location code, FAMIS User ID and PIN.

All other inquiries pertaining to the New York State Loan Programs should be directed to the ONPS, NYSTL Unit at nps@schools.nyc.gov . Please provide your DOE alpha location code and BEDS #.

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