WBSCM

Transition: TX-UNPS to USDA's WBSCM System for USDA Foods

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You are a pilot Recipient Agency (RA)!

Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) currently utilizes a state system Texas Unified Nutrition Program System (TX-UNPS) to manage USDA Foods for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). TDA is transitioning many Food Distribution functions from TX-UNPS to USDA's Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system. TX-UNPS works in conjunction with WBSCM to manage USDA food orders in Texas which causes duplicative effort for tracking and management by TDA staff and Recipient Agencies (RA). WBSCM allows functionality to enter and track acquisitions and distributions for USDA Foods in an integrated, internet-based application.

MANDATORY UPCOMING TRAININGS

FDP Foundations: Food Distribution Program/Menu Planning

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Face to Face Training or

Zoom Link Training

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Fee: FREE

Training will be held on the 4th Floor in the Independence Room!

REGISTER HERE Session #427934

FDP Foundations: Forecasting

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Face to Face Training or

Zoom Link Training

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Fee: FREE

Training will be held on the 4th Floor in the Magnolia Room!

REGISTER HERE Session #428047

WBSCM: Getting Started & Entitlement Training

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Face to Face Training

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Fee: FREE

Training will be held on the 6th Floor in the Spindletop Room

REGISTER HERE Session #428050

WBSCM: Requisitions Part 1 - Catalog & Requisition Part II - Quick Search

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Face to Face Training

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Fee: FREE

REGISTER HERE Session #428052

WBSCM: Training Make - Up Day

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Face to Face Training Only

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Fee: FREE

REGISTER HERE Session #428056


This day is for individuals who were unable to attend one of the earlier WBSCM Training Days. I have listed all the trainings below. Please let us know if you have any questions.



  • October 05, 2022: FDP Foundations:RA001 Food Distribution Entitlement Program


FDP Foundations:RA002 Menu Planning Part I & Part II



  • October 11, 2022: FDP Foundations:RA003 Forecasting



  • October 20, 2022: WBSCM RA101 Getting Started & RA102 Entitlement



  • October 26, 2022: WBSCM RA103 Requisitions Part I - Catalog


WBSCM RA103 Requisitions Part II - Quick Search

IMPORTANT NOTES

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR PILOT RAs

  • Continue using TX-UNPS for SY 22-23 Requests
  • Oct – Nov 2022: Receive WBSCM training from your ESC
  • December 2022: Receive WBSCM account login and set-up training from TDA
  • January 2023: Start using WBSCM for SY 23-24 Requests
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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Watch for announcements!

TDA provided a jotform via email for you to submit your contact information. You should've received invites to 15 min. online sessions. Check your SPAM if you did not receive the jotform and invites.


Didn't receive TDA's email(s)? Notify the WBSCM team at wbscm@texasagriculture.gov. Be sure to include your 5-digit CE ID number.


Beginning in October, Region 6 ESC will provide training for pilot Recipient Agencies to launch WBSCM in January 2023.

List of Pilot Recipient Agencies (RAs)

All districts and charter schools in the Region 5 area who participate in the Food Distribution Program will be a pilot agency with the new upcoming technology change!

NOTE: FSMC and Co-Op Staff will not have access

A CE staff member must be the Recipient Agency contact for submitting surveys and processing

Region 5 ESC Child Nutrition Contacts

Concetta Rollins

CNP Program Coordinator

409.951.1876

crollins@esc5.net


Michelle Johnson

CNP Program Coordinator

409-951-1791

mjohnson@esc5.net


Wanda Burlison

CNP Program Technician

409.951.1705

wburlison@esc5.net


Barbara Bell

CNP Program Specialist

409.951.1712

bbell@esc5.net


Christi Gentz

CN Program Assistant

409.951.1707

cgentz@esc5.net