Original Cost Self-Service (OCSS) is an application that enables superstructure owners to confirm and store original and rebuilt cost data in a centralized location. OCSS facilitates the audit process so that the audit team may review original and rebuilt cost documents for superstructures before the values are updated in Umler®.
OCSS serves as a document repository of invoices and other documents to support the cost value of a non-integrated superstructure (car rack attached to a vehicular flat car). It facilitates the audit process for superstructures and ensures that superstructure owners provide accurate cost information for original and rebuilt superstructures.
Knowing accurate cost information is important to superstructure owners because the cost information determines how much money they can receive for the use of the superstructure according to Appendix T in AAR Circular OT-10.
Important: Upon deployment of OCSS on November 28, 2023, all existing superstructures were updated in Umler to have the status of “Verified”. Any superstructures added after the deployment of OCSS are initially entered with a status of “Estimated” and are required to be audited before they are granted “Verified” status.