TX-UNPS User Access Manager
Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has added the User Access Manager (UAM) in the Texas Unified Nutrition Program System (TX-UNPS) to help improve operational efficiencies and increase information security within your entity.  The UAM is a designated person at your Contracting Entity to manage the TX-UNPS security access for each user in your entity.

The UAM will perform the following system functions for your nutrition programs:

  • Add and remove contracting entity users from TXUNPS,
  • Ensure your TXUNPS users have the correct security permissions, and
  • Assist users with password reset and locked accounts.

User Access Manager Resources   

  • New Security Group - ELMS CE Admin

A new security group has been added to your profile to assist in giving access to users that only need Texas ELMS and not anything else within TX-UNPS.  This new security group will ensure that users don't have too much access to what they need.

  • Updated access to include Home icon

Many may have noticed that the Home icon (white house on the top left corner of the screen) was no longer available when you became the UAM.  That access have been restored for all programs.

  • Pending User ID (Step 3 to New Setup)

When adding a new user, the 3rd step is to generate the User ID.  You must select the Edit button on the User Login section to have the Login screen populate.  The Generate button must be clicked to actually create the User ID.  Once saved, the account will then be active for the user.

  • UAM Getting Started

TDA adjusted the security groups to properly align with the role of your users meaning if a user only does Claims, then that user should only have the Claims security group and not have Compliance along with it.  You should have received a welcome email describing the UAM along with a Getting Started document (attached) and a list of your active users.  A list was provided for you to adjust to security groups as soon as possible.  Several of the users still have not been updated.  Please be sure and update your users as they may improper access.

  • 90 Day Deactivation Rule

If you or your users do not sign into TX-UNPS at least once every 90 days, the user account will be deactivated.  This includes your account as the UAM may be deactivated if you do not sign into TX-UNPS.  If your account is deactivated, you will need to resubmit an FND-135 form to establish your account again and reassign a UAM to your CE.  Until the new FND-135 form is received and processed, no other updates to your users can be completed.  TDA does send a reminder email about logging into the system prior to deactivating.

Updated 1/3/2020

Need Help?   

For general TX-UNPS questions, assistance with managing the security access for your users, or for existing UAM CEs to request their logon ID and password use the information below to direct questions to TDA staff.

Phone: (877) TEX MEAL (839-6325)
Fax: (888) 203-6593
E-mail: TDAUAM@texasagriculture.gov

For instructions on resolving TX-UNPS Session Conflicts, review the quick guide by clicking here.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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