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New Digital Features Now Available in eRETA

We are very excited to announce that in May 2017, the General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (GSA-PBS) enhanced its Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA) intake process by offering an electronic alternative to several existing manual processes.

These new features include:

  1. Data entry capabilities that allow RWA customer agencies to identify and submit new project or service needs (known as "RWA Work Requests") directly to GSA via the eRETA application, as well as
  2. Data entry capabilities that allow RWA customer agencies to enter and submit new and amended RWAs directly to GSA via the eRETA application, as well as
  3. An integrated digital signature solution.

How Can I Use the Direct Data Entry Features?

  • Have an existing eRETA user ID? Email us at eRETA@gsa.gov to request an upgrade to the Data Entry role.
  • No eRETA user ID yet? Follow the three step "eRETA User Account Request Process" outlined on the "How Do I Access eRETA" page on the navigation bar to the left. Step 1 will ask you if you want the Read Only role or Data Entry role.

How Can I Use the Digital Signature Feature?

  • Everyone already has it, no user ID to eRETA is required. Signers just need a valid email address. See the "User Guide - Requesting and Applying Digital Signatures" below for more information on using Digital Signatures.

What are RETA and eRETA?

  • The RWA Entry and Tracking Application (RETA) is a web-based application used by GSA-PBS and customer agencies to automate and manage RWAs.
    • While eRETA stands for external RWA Entry and Tracking Application, eRETA and RETA are technically one application; the primary difference is that GSA employees log in internally (via PBS Portal) whereas customer agency users log in externally (via External Portal)
      • NOTE: The External Portal was upgraded on 10/21/17, which may cause login issues. Make sure to delete any old bookmarks to the portal and instead bookmark the following link: extportal.pbs.gsa.gov.
    • Despite the combined name of the single application, customer agency users should continue to refer to the RWA application as eRETA, continue to access this page using the shortcut www.gsa.gov/ereta, and continue to email questions/issues to eRETA@gsa.gov.
  • All Customer agency users have access to the following screens:
    • RWA Search - basic Read-only view of all RWA Data Entry Screens representing the fields on the RWA 2957 Form
    • Financial Review Search - provides RWA Financial Activity sliced and diced in a variety of ways
    • Documentation Search - provides access to an electronic documentation file of all related documents for a given RWA
    • Estimate Search - provides access to Summary Cost Estimate and Overtime Utility Estimates and their related Data Entry screens (Read-only)
  • As noted at the top of the page, Customer agency users also have the ability to:
    • Identify and submit new project or service needs (known as "RWA Work Requests") directly to GSA via the eRETA application, as well as
    • Enter and submit new and amended RWAs directly to GSA via the eRETA application, as well as
    • Apply digital signatures from within eRETA.

RWA Billing Statements - VCSS

RWA Billing statements are not posted in eRETA, however they are available online. Go to the "Billing & Payment" section to learn how to obtain copies of RWA and HOTD Billing Statements.

eRETA Questions?

Visit our "Training and FAQs" page for eRETA Frequently Asked Questions as well!

For questions about eRETA or for access issues, please contact us at eRETA@gsa.gov and we would be more than happy to provide further assistance!

The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/ereta.

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