In DICARS, special handling selections include national and local flags. Flags are
based on the type selected (Red=Local, Blue=National/EF, Purple=Both Local and EF).
DICARS also includes a categorization of flags (Informational vs. Priority). If any
of the flags on a Workload Unit (WU) are designated as “Priority,” then those flags appear on the picklist. Cases with only informational flags display
an icon on the Review header and 448 screens, and do not have a flag viewable on the
picklist. The Query will display either the red/blue/purple flag or the informational
icon when flags exist.
DICARS receives and stores special handling flags from the CEF and updates DICARS
when flags are added in eView. However, changes to flags in DICARS do not automatically
update in the other system. If DQB removes a national flag, the user must remove it
in DICARS and again in the CEF (eView). If DICARS receives a “Remove Flag” or “Modify Flag” message from the CEF (i.e., another processing component has made a change to flags
in eView), DQB will make the change to modify or remove the flag in DICARS.