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Bulletin No. 2021-19

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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 the 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. 2021-14: 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 the FAST Book

See the attached Summary of Changes for the FAST Book.

5. Fiscal Service Application Updates

Fiscal Service has 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:

Cash Accounting and Reporting Division
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
PO Box 1328
Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328

Email: baasgroup@fiscal.treasury.gov

Date: August 16, 2021

Attachment

Summary of Changes for the FAST Book

 

Modified Accounts

Part I—Receipt Account Symbols and Titles
5265.001 5265.002 5265.003 5265.004 5265.005
5670.001 8030.001 8030.002 8030.003 8030.004
8030.005

 

 

 

 

Part II—Appropriation and Other Fund Account Symbols and Titles

097 0350 014X5265 014 5670 014X8030 014 2010
014 0120 014X0120

 

 

 

Discontinued Accounts

Part I—Receipt Account Symbols and Titles

Part II—Appropriation and Other Fund Account Symbols and Titles

020X0140 011X1088 014X5059 097X6149

 

New Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part I—Receipt Account Symbols and Titles

5680.003

1091

8018.001

5716.001

2025

Part II—Appropriation and Other Fund Account Symbols and Titles

014X5740

012X0172

089X2298 036 0173 011 1800
091X0300 077X4389 339 1534 049X6114 097X6505
057X6505 017X6505 021X6505 069 1309 010X0950
020X6900.009 060X8018 060 0124 016X0172 014X5762
091X0101 036 0131 012X5716 013X0561 013X0560
017X6133 021X6133 057X6133 097X6133 012X0013
027 1913 020 1897 020X1896 073X0800 011X2600
020X1892 020 0124 069 2815 069 2816 075X1552
075X0354 075X0359 069 1774 069 1775 020X0151
075 0150 047 0616 047 4549 020X0142 024 0806