Important Updates Archive
TRS Implements FRB Deposit Reporting with ECP and Pay.gov
The TRS FRB Deposit Reporting with ECP and Pay.gov (TRS Release 3.14) was implemented on March 28, 2011. This release implements an interface with Pay.gov to enable TRS to report detailed transactions and vouchers for Pay.gov ACH collections. Pay.gov Prenotifications, Notification of Change (NOC) and plastic card transactions will be reported as well. The ECP interface enables TRS to report detailed transactions and vouchers for ECP collections.
*Note: Pay.gov plastic card data is not available on the Plastic Card Summary and Detail reports. The Plastic Card Summary and Detail reports display settled plastic card data received from Card Acquiring Service only.
TRS Implements Interface with the New Credit Gateway
The Credit Gateway was implemented as scheduled on September 11, 2010. As Fedwire and ACH Credit collections are processed in the Credit Gateway, detail transaction information is sent near real-time to TRS, as well as summary information in the form of vouchers with their supporting detail transaction information at the end of each business cycle. TRS sends the summary information in the form of vouchers with their supporting detail transaction information to CA$HLINK II once the information is received and validated from the Credit Gateway. The Fedwire Deposit System (FDS) and the Remittance Express (REX) applications which were sub-systems in CA$HLINK II are now migrated to the Credit Gateway.
For more information regarding the impacts to users of the new Credit Gateway, please click here.
TRS Provides New Features and Functionality
TRS has introduced the ability for a user or system to receive scheduled extracts of data from TRS. Extract files are produced using the standard Financial Management Service (FMS) XML Schema format for receiving and sending collection data as mandated by Collections and Cash Management Modernization (CCMM).
TRS XML Extract File Capability
System-to-System Interface – The primary use of the XML extracts is for system-to-system interfaces where the data will be directly imported into an agency system or other Receiving Trading Partner's (RTP) system. The TRS standard for this connection is VPN over the Internet using Connect:Direct. Designated agency Information Technology personnel responsible for system-to-system interfaces can find additional information on Connect:Direct via the Sterling Commerce Web site: http://www.sterlingcommerce.com/products/managed-file-transfer/connect-direct/.
Detailed information on XML extract files is available on the TRS informational Web site http://fms.treas.gov/trs/transmissions.html where additional links can be found for the TRS XML Extract Files Specification document and the XML Schema Definitions. The purpose of the XML Extract Files Specification is to provide a document that allows the members of the Information Technology (IT) staff to understand and process the output that is produced as a result of an agency or other RTP user defining a scheduled extract within TRS.
Improvements to View Files Function
TRS will now create a viewable history record for every file created by TRS. This includes acknowledgement and extract files. The Trading Partner Type is being removed as selection criteria on the View Files Function and File Profile and File Type are being added. With this change, the list of files that meet criteria can be shown directly below the selection area, rather than requiring navigation to a second page.
Contacting the TRS Team If an agency is interested in setting up a network connection with TRS, the agency should contact the TRS Call Center. The TRS Call Center is available between 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday except Federal Reserve Bank holidays. The TRS Call Center can be reached at 1-800-346-5465 or within the Washington, DC metropolitan area and internationally at (301) 887-6600. The TRS Call Center can also be reached by e-mail at TRS@pnc.com.