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Chapter 1000 Purpose And Plan Of Volume III Of The Treasury Financial Manual (TFM)

Purpose And Plan Of Volume III Of The Treasury Financial Manual (TFM)


Volume III guides financial institutions designated by Treasury to act as depositaries and financial agents of the government.

Section 1010—Introduction

The TFM is the Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury’s) official publication of policies, procedures, and instructions concerning financial management in the federal government. It is intended to promote the government’s financial integrity and operational efficiency.

See About TFM section on our website for more information.

Section 1015—Authority

See, inter alia, 12 U.S.C. 90, 265, 266; 31 U.S.C. 301, 306, 321, 323; 31 U.S.C. Chapters 31, 33, 35, and 37.

Section 1020—Composition of Volume III

Volume III is divided into the following parts:

  • Part 1: Introduction—Describes the purpose and plan of Volume III.
  • Part 2: Domestic Depositaries and Financial Agents—Provides guidance that is specific to domestic depositaries and financial agents.
  • Part 3: Depositaries and Financial Agents in Foreign Countries, U.S. Territories, or Insular Possessions—Provides guidance that is specific to depositaries and financial agents outside the boundaries of the United States.
  • Part 5: Other Fiscal Matters—Provides guidance on depositary requirements for securing federal agency funds on deposit.
Section 1025—Types of TFM Releases

The TFM is comprised of the following types of releases:

  • Chapters,
  • Bulletins,
  • Announcements, and
  • Supplements.

See the About TFM section on our website for more information about these types of releases.

Section 1030—Subscribing to the TFM Notification for TFM Updates

Users may subscribe to the email notification service for TFM updates. The email notifies users of a TFM update and provides a link to the updated TFM release.

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