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Chapter 2100

FISCAL SERVICE DATA REGISTRY

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This chapter provides information on the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s (Fiscal Service’s) Data Registry (Registry). The Fiscal Service promotes the common identification, use, and appropriate sharing of financial data across the federal government.

Section 2110 — Scope and Applicability

The purpose of the Registry is for agencies to better understand the context for the data they provide to Fiscal Service. In addition, the Registry allows consumers to better understand the data.

The Registry serves as the authoritative source for data definitions and properties for Fiscal Service data elements and other data elements processed through Fiscal Service systems. The Registry may contain data elements for central reporting, transactional processing, and budget as well as proprietary reporting, including balances.

Section 2115 — Authority

See, inter alia, 31 U.S.C. 3513. 

Section 2120 — Implementation

The emphasis on the importance of data standardization efforts has resulted in significant changes within various industries and likewise for federal agencies.  The benefits of data standardization for Fiscal Service include: reducing application development costs for partners, customers, and ourselves; rationalizing the naming and defining of data elements through appropriate governance; ensuring reusability amongst consumers of financial management data (standardization provides the vocabulary for the financial management data language); and documenting the syntax, structure, and semantics of financial management data.  Fiscal Service has implemented data standardization initiatives through the following authoritative sources.

2120.10 — Fiscal Service Data Registry

The Fiscal Service Data Registry identifies data definitions, data properties, relationships, value domains, business rules, and other metadata for data elements. The Registry contains specific content that describes the data element. For example, the Registry contains the following metadata about a data element: string length, field format, business definition, data provenance, XML tag name, business rules, value domain, etc.  The Registry can be accessed at https://transparency.treasury.gov/dataset/data-registry.

2120.20 — Accounting Data Standards

The authoritative sources identified below list the values available for each data element on each respective website captured in the Fiscal Service Financial Data Registry:

  • The U.S. Government Standard General Ledger (USSGL), a supplement of the TFM, lists available USSGL accounts and related attributes. It is available on the Fiscal Service website at  http://tfm.fiscal.treasury.gov/v1/supplements/ussgl.html.
  • The Shared Accounting Module (SAM) public website provides Fiscal Service reference data for Treasury Account Symbols (TAS) and Business Event Type Codes (BETCs) and includes a mapping from the current TAS to the new component TAS format. It is available on the Fiscal Service website at https://www.sam.fms.treas.gov/sampublic/tasbetc.htm.
  • SAM provides Agency Location Code (ALC) information by logging on through the SAM application available on the Fiscal Service website at https://www.sam.fms.treas.gov. A user ID is necessary to log on to Fiscal Service’s Single Sign On to access the ALC information.
  • The Governmentwide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System (GTAS) provides a list of TAS attributes in the Super Master Account File (SMAF) at http://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/fsservices/gov/acctg/gtas/gtas_home.htm.
  • Fiscal Service Organization Codes (Org Codes) group TAS by bureaus, according to congressional legislation and, in some instances, programs below the bureau level. Fiscal Service establishes a Fiscal Service Org Code if a government organization is designated as a bureau in enacted legislation.

Contacts

Direct inquiries concerning this chapter to:

Department of the Treasury
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Fiscal Accounting
Program Support Division
3201 Pennsy Drive, Building E
Landover, MD 20785
Email: Mbouille.Diallo@fiscal.treasury.gov