TAOCO (Annual COL Refresher) Assessment

30 December 2022
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What is the primary purpose of certifying a DTS voucher or local voucher?
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To allow payment of claimed expenses.
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What is an Authorizing Official's status regarding travel documents in DTS?
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They are Certifying Officers when approving travel documents that contain payments, and Departmental Accountable Officials at all other times.
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Which of the following is a TRUE statement about receipts in DTS?
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Receipts are mandatory for all expenses of $75 or more and most lodging expenses.
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Which of the following IS a defense against pecuniary liability?
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Followed established procedures
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Which of the following statements is NOT true about reflecting leave in DTS?
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DTS is not a leave-approving system, so there is no need to reflect leave in DTS.
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Which of the following forms should be used to appoint a Certifying Officer or Departmental Accountable Official?
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DD Form 577
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Which of the following is the best definition of pecuniary liability?
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The responsibility to repay the Government for fiscal irregularities.
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What is a Certifying Officer's maximum level of pecuniary liability with regards to erroneous payments?
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Limited to the dollar value of the erroneous payment that the investigation attributes to the Certifying Officer's actions.
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Which of the following is NOT a means of clearing a Certifying Officer's pecuniary liability?
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The Certifying Officer shows that the investigation failed to prove negligence
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What is the purpose of the DTS Pre-Audit Trip screen?
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It allows the traveler to justify questionable expense items.
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What is the best way for a Certifying Officer to prevent pecuniary liability?
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By only certifying travel documents that are legal, proper, and correct.
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Who is responsible for convening an investigation when an erroneous payment is discovered?
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The CO's commander or director
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What does Federal law say about Departmental Accountable Officials?
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DoD may use them; if they are used, they only have limited pecuniary liability.
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What does Federal law say about Certifying Officers?
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DoD must use them, and they have full pecuniary liability.
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When faced with a questionable payment, may you ask for additional supporting documentation?
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Yes, you may request such documentation from anyone involved in the travel process.
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What is meant by saying a proposed payment is "correct"?
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That the payee and dollar amount are accurate, and payment has not already been made
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When does a DTS authorization need to be certified?
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When it contains an advance or partial payment.
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Which of the following statements is TRUE about negligence as it applies to a Certifying Officer?
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A Certifying Officer is presumed negligent when there is a fiscal irregularity.
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To whom would you forward a request for an advance decision when faced with a questionable payment?
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To your Component's General Counsel or DFAS
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If you are a Departmental Accountable Official,who retains your appointment letter?
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Your Finance Defense Travel Administrator
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What is meant by saying a proposed payment is "proper"?
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That funds and supporting documents are available, and goods or services have been received
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Which of the following is NOT a true statement about the certification process?
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DTS eliminates the requirement for obligations and disbursements.
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Which of the following statements is TRUE if you discover that a traveler included disallowed expense on their authorization?
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You may approve the authorization after the traveler corrects the error.
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Which of the following is TRUE about a Departmental Accountable Officials?
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They provide information to Certifying Officers.
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Which of the following is NOT a means of clearing a Departmental Accountable Official's pecuniary liability?
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The DoD General Counsel grants the Departmental Accountable Official's formal request for relief.
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From what does pecuniary liability strive to protect the Government?
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Fraud and error
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Which of the following may NOT be appointed as a Departmental Accountable Official?
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Non-DTS Entry Agent
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Which of the following statements is TRUE about Departmental Accountable Officials with regards to pecuniary liability?
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They bear no presumption of negligence and are only liable for the dollar value of the erroneous payment that is attributable to their actions.
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Which of the following is a TRUE statement about electronic funds transfer (EFT) and split disbursement?
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Both EFT and split disbursement are usually mandatory.
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If you are a Departmental Accountable Official, who retains your appointment letter?
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The person or office that appointed you