The Identified Official with Authority (IOwA) must submit user access pre-authorization to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) secure websites for each local educational agency user. Submission of user access pre-authorization does not give automatic access. The Minnesota Department of Education does not send user IDs and passwords to potential users of these systems. Each individual must request access the first time they log into the system. Pre-authorizations expire after 30 days, so individuals who have not requested access during their pre-authorization period must be pre-authorized again before they may be granted access.
Once a user’s access authorization is approved, it must be recertified annually by the IOwA. Reports will be sent by email monthly to the IOwA showing the recertification status of all users with external access to one or more MDE secure systems for their local educational agency. The Identified Official with Authority can use the External User Access Recertification System at any time to review, update and recertify external user access to MDE secure systems for their local educational agency.
The Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards (UFARS) collects data submitted by districts, in compliance with reporting requirements.

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  • UFARS Code Request - 5/23/12

2019 UFARS Manual