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(2020-NOV-20 00:00 UTC)   System: All  Subject: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SUBMITTERS OF WAWF INVOICES/RE  Critical!  Message For: All Users  

All documents processed by the PIEE WAWF servers will be time stamped using the “Coordinated Universal Time” (UTC) standard which means, depending on the “local time” of your submission, your document may be time stamped/dated the next business day.  PIEE data and applications have migrated to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) government cloud computing platform.  With this migration, our servers are no longer based on the “Mountain Standard Time” (MST) time zone; instead, AWS utilizes a “time measurement” standard (as opposed to specific “time zones”) known as “Coordinated Universal Time” (UTC).  In computer-based time calculations, “UTC” is the new standard and the successor to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  The clock time utilized by the UTC standard is the same clock time utilized by GMT, or NATO’s “Zulu time.”  Like GMT, worldwide time zones are expressed using positive (+) or negative (-) offsets from UTC, e.g., “UTC-12” (westernmost time zones) equates to twelve hours behind UTC time, and “UTC+14 (easternmost time zones) is fourteen hours ahead of UTC; therefore, 8:00 a.m. UTC time, equates to 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), or (“UTC-5”).  Likewise, if it’s 8:00 a.m. UTC time, it’s 9:00 a.m. in Germany, which is 1 hour ahead of UTC (or, “UTC+1”).  WAWF documents submitted after the times listed below from the following time zones will be time stamped/dated the next calendar day:


- 7:01 p.m. EASTERN Standard Time

            - 6:01 p.m. CENTRAL Standard Time

            - 5:01 p.m. MOUNTAIN Standard Time

            - 4:01 p.m. PACIFIC Standard Time

            - 3:01 p.m. ALASKA Standard Time

            - 2:01 p.m. HAWAII Standard Time


It is important to note that UTC does not adjust for “Daylight Savings Time.”  Please refer to the following URL to calculate and convert your local date/time to UTC:  (https://www.timeanddate.com/time/difference/timezone/utc)