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Bulletin No. 2019-01

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To: Heads of Government Departments, Agencies, and Others Concerned

Subject: Federal Account Symbols and Titles (FAST Book)

1.   Purpose

This Bulletin notifies agencies that FAST Book has been revised. The FAST Book displays the three-digit agency identifier code for the account lists and displays the two-digit agency identifier code in parentheses after the agency’s name for reference.

Agencies may access the FAST Book on the FAST Book website.

2.   Rescission

This Bulletin rescinds TFM Volume I Bulletin No. 2018-09: Publication of Federal Account Symbols and Titles (FAST Book).

3.   Background

To standardize data elements, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) partnered to establish standard three-digit agency identifier codes. The three-digit agency identifier codes replaced the two-digit department regular codes that Fiscal Service and OMB used for transaction processing and central reporting.

4.   Summary of Changes to FAST Book

See the attached Summary of Changes for FAST Book.

5.   Fiscal Service Application Updates

Fiscal Service has updated its transaction and reporting systems to collect and display the Component Treasury Account Symbols (TAS). Currently, agencies have the option to use the string-based TAS format or the Component TAS format in some of the Government-wide Accounting applications, such as the Central Accounting Reporting System (CARS), and the Account Statement and the Classification Transaction and Accountability Module.

However, the Governmentwide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System (GTAS) requires all agencies to submit their accounting data in the Component TAS format. In addition, the Intra-governmental Payment and Collection System (IPAC) requires agencies to use the Component TAS format when creating transactions either online or through bulk file submissions. IPAC can still provide historical reports that display data on the String TAS format if agencies need that format for reconciling Fund Balance with Treasury transactions.

Application updates are available to agencies who subscribe to the Fiscal Service E-mail Notification Service.

6.   Effective Date

This Bulletin is effective immediately.

7.   Inquiries

Direct questions concerning this Bulletin to:

Department of the Treasury
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Budget Reports Branch
3201 Pennsy Drive, Building E
Landover, MD 20785
Email: baasgroup@fiscal.treasury.gov

Date: October 16, 2018                 

 

Attachment

 

Summary of Changes for FAST Book

Modified Accounts

Part I—Receipt Account Symbols and Titles

Part II—Appropriation and Other Fund Account Symbols and Titles

Discontinued Accounts

Part I—Receipt Account Symbols and Titles

1072

1345

 

 

 

Part II—Appropriation and Other Fund Account Symbols and Titles

011X0006

011X0085

012 0300

012 0400

012 1010

012 1090

012 1902

012 1951

   

New Accounts

Part I—Receipt Account Symbols and Titles

5422.005

8233.002

F3601

F3603

 

Part II—Appropriation and Other Fund Account Symbols and Titles

012X6323

014X2632

021X2099