Use of the Pre-Posting Allocation Tool (PAT) is supported by the DoIT Help Desk. However, some questions relating to funding strings are better answered by other groups on campus. This document explains whom you should contact for help.
For new users, there is considerable information about the Pre-Posting Allocation Tool available at https://shopuw.wisc.edu/pre-posting-allocation-tool-pat/. This information includes a quick start guide for using PAT, detailed directions for using the system, and a list of frequently asked questions.
Many of the more common error messages encountered in the Pre-Posting Allocation Tool are documented. Please see:
If you continue to have issues, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.
For these issues, on the UW-Madison campus, please contact your Dean or Director's Office or the Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) main desk at 608-262-3822. For other UW-System institutions, contact your Dean or Director's Office.
Please contact your Dean's Office or Division Office for information about the correct funding. For UW-Madison campus users only, you may also contact Accounting Services - Veronica Olson at 262-9460 or email@example.com or Al Wang at 262-8729 or firstname.lastname@example.org for general issues with non-grant and non-project funding including funding coding, funding strings, funding distribution, coding, distribution, budget strings, budget coding, budget distribution, account codes, account coding, class codes, fund, program, activity, Department ID, UDDS, Program, Activity.
Review all of the Pre-Posting Allocation Tool documents in the Knowledge Base.
If your question is not answered above or if you are uncertain whom you should contact, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.