Part 4A—Chapter 1000
INTRODUCTION
(T/L 687)

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Part 4A: Payment-Related Activities Within the Authority Granted to the U.S. Chief Disbursing Officer (CDO)

Section 1010—Scope and Applicability

This part is divided into four Treasury Financial Manual (TFM) chapters. This chapter provides an overview of Part 4A. Chapter 2000 addresses overall disbursing rules for all Federal agencies. Chapter 3000 addresses disbursing procedures for scheduling and classifying domestic and international payments disbursed by the Financial Management Service (FMS). Chapter 4000 addresses requirements for Non-Treasury Disbursing Offices (NTDOs).

The guidelines in this part apply to:

Section 1015—Authority

Specific governmental authorizations are provided in the Authority paragraph of each chapter.

Section 1020—Contacts Page

The Contacts page of each chapter directs users to the organization(s) responsible for the technical content of the chapter. The first contact is the area with ownership responsible for the chapter. If the chapter contains specific or technical material relating to other areas, the Contacts page also includes the contact information for those areas.

For questions regarding a TFM chapter, users should contact the responsible area listed on the Contacts page.

Section 1025—Electronic Forms

In compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act requirement that Federal agencies provide electronic options for transactions with Government, FMS has done the following:

Unless exempted by law or FMS, all departments and agencies use standard accounting and reporting forms and related procedures, including those prescribed by the Government Accountability Office.

Section 1030—Distribution

Users may access the TFM via the Internet at http://www.fms.treas.gov/tfm.


CONTACTS

Direct inquiries concerning this part to:

Chief Disbursing Officer
Financial Management Service
Department of the Treasury
Liberty Center, Room 335
401 14th Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20227
Telephone: 202-874-6800

Payment Management
Financial Management Service
Department of the Treasury
Liberty Center, Room 358
401 14th Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20227
Telephone: 1-855-868-0151


Transmittal Letter No. 687

Volume I

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

1. Purpose

This transmittal letter releases new TFM Volume I, Part 4A: Payment-Related Activities Within the Authority Granted to the U.S. Chief Disbursing Officer (CDO). It prescribes procedures for payment-related activities within the CDO’s authority and includes the following chapters:

2. Rescission

This transmittal letter also rescinds the following TFM Volume I releases:

Release Title Reason for Rescission
Part 3, Chapter 1000 Introduction TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 2000.
Part 3, Chapter 2000 Payroll Vouchers TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 2000.
Part 4, Chapter 1000 Introduction TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 1000.
Part 4, Chapter 1100 Delegations and Designations of Authority for Disbursing-Related Functions TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 3000.
Part 4, Chapter 1500 Treasury’s Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Requirement TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapters 2000 and 3000.
Part 4, Chapter 2000 Payment Issue Disbursing Procedures TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 2000.
Part 4, Chapter 3000 Third-Party Draft Procedures for Imprest Fund Disbursing Activities U.S. Debit Card is promoted as the payment vehicle to replace third-party drafts. See TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 3000.
Part 4, Chapter 9000 Foreign Exchange TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 3000.
Part 4, Chapter 10000 Delegation of Disbursing Authority TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 4000.
Part 6, Chapter 2000 Cash Advances Under Federal Grant or Other Programs TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 2000.
Part 6, Chapter 6000 Payment Procedures Upon Expiration of an Appropriation or a Continuing Resolution TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 2000.
Bulletin No. 2003-04 Implementation of Executive Order 13224, Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 2000.
Bulletin No. 2005-07 Instructions for Submitting Vendor Payment Requests TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 2000.
Bulletin No. 2006-07 Guidance on Federal Program Agencies (FPAs) Making Postage Payments to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 2000. Electronic funds transfer requirements encompass this subject matter.
Bulletin No. 2007-05 Federal Agency Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Payments Subject to Offset Through the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 2000.
Bulletin No. 2012-05 Emergency Certification of Payments When the Secure Payment System (SPS) is Unavailable TFM guidance has been updated and incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 3000.
Bulletin No. 2013-01 Non-Treasury Disbursing Officer (NTDO) Report for Daily Disbursement Forecasting TFM guidance has been incorporated into TFM Volume I, Part 4A, Chapter 4000.

3. Page Changes

Remove        Insert
I TFM 3-1000        Not applicable
I TFM 3-2000        Not applicable
I TFM 4-1000        Not applicable
I TFM 4-1100        Not applicable
I TFM 4-1500        Not applicable
I TFM 4-2000        Not applicable
I TFM 4-3000        Not applicable
I TFM 4-9000        Not applicable
I TFM 4-10000        Not applicable
I TFM 6-2000        Not applicable
I TFM 6-6000        Not applicable
I TFM Bulletin No. 2003-04        Not applicable
I TFM Bulletin No. 2005-07        Not applicable
I TFM Bulletin No. 2006-07        Not applicable
I TFM Bulletin No. 2007-05        Not applicable
I TFM Bulletin No. 2012-05        Not applicable
I TFM Bulletin No. 2013-01        Not applicable
Table of Contents for Volume I        Table of Contents for Volume I
Table of Contents for Part 3        Table of Contents for Part 3
Table of Contents for Part 4        Table of Contents for Part 4
              Table of Contents for Part 4A
              I TFM 4A-1000
              I TFM 4A-2000
              I TFM 4A-3000
              I TFM 4A-4000
Table of Contents for Part 6        Table of Contents for Part 6

4. Effective Date

This transmittal letter is effective immediately.

5. Inquiries

Direct any questions concerning this transmittal letter to:

Chief Disbursing Officer
Financial Management Service
Department of the Treasury
Liberty Center, Room 335
401 14th Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20227
Telephone: 202-874-6800

Payment Management
Financial Management Service
Department of the Treasury
Liberty Center, Room 358
401 14th Street, SW.
Washington, DC 20227
Telephone: 1-855-868-0151

David A. Lebryk's Signature

David A. Lebryk
Commissioner
Date: December 6, 2012