As part of the Death Processing Redesign effort, the Numident will become the agency’s
official source of death information. You must use the Death Information Processing System (DIPS) to add death information to the
Numident, change death information already on the Numident, or remove death information
from the Numident. In most cases, a DIPS entry will automatically post the death information
to an individual’s payment records if payment records exist. DIPS entries process
overnight; you must control and monitor the individual’s record to ensure correct
posting both to the Numident and to the payment records. See Section G in this POMS
section for known exceptions.
NOTE: For guidance on how to use DIPS, refer to the DIPS User Guide.