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|SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY||Steven T. Mnuchin|
|Deputy Secretary of the Treasury||Justin Muzinich|
|Chief of Staff||(vacancy)|
|Chief Risk Officer||Kenneth J. Phelan|
|General Counsel||Brian Callanan|
|Treasurer of the United States||(vacancy)|
|International Affairs||David R. Malpass|
|Terrorism and Financial Intelligence||Sigal P. Mandelker|
|Legislative Affairs||Brad Bailey, Acting|
|Management||David F. Eisner|
|Public Affairs||Anthony E. Sayegh, Jr.|
|Tax Policy||David J. Kautter|
|Financial Institutions Policy||Kipp Kranbuhl, Acting|
|Fiscal Assistant Secretary||David A. Lebryk|
|International Finance||Geoffrey Okamoto, Acting|
|International Markets||Heath P. Tarbert|
|TERRORISM / FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE|
|Intelligence / Analysis||Isabel Patelunas|
|Terrorist Financing||Marshall Billingslea|
|Treasury Inspector General, Tax Administration||J. Russell George|
|Treasury Special Inspector General, Troubled Asset Relief Program||Christy G. Romero|
The above list of key personnel is in the process of being updated.
The Department of the Treasury enforces financial laws, manufactures coins and currency, and recommends economic, fiscal, and tax policies.
The Treasury Department was created by act of September 2, 1789 (31 U.S.C. 301 and 301 note). Many subsequent acts have figured in the development of the Department, delegating new duties to its charge and establishing the numerous bureaus and divisions that now constitute the Treasury.
As a major policy adviser to the President, the Secretary recommends domestic and international financial, economic, and tax policy; formulates broad fiscal policies that have general significance for the economy; and manages the public debt. The Secretary oversees the activities of the Department in carrying out its major law enforcement responsibility; in serving as the financial agent for the U.S. Government; and in manufacturing coins, currency, and other products for customer agencies. The Secretary also acts as the Government's chief financial officer.https://home.treasury.gov/about/general-information/the-secretary
The Office of Domestic Finance maintains confidence in the U.S. Treasury market, manages Federal fiscal operations, and strengthens financial institutions and markets; promotes access to credit; and improves financial access and education in service of America’s long-term economic strength and stability.https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Domestic-Finance.aspx
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy helps policymakers determine economic policies. The Office analyzes domestic and international economic issues and developments in the financial markets, assists in forming official economic projections, and works closely with Federal Government agencies to make economic forecasts supporting the yearly budget process.https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Economic-Policy.aspx
The Department's law enforcement activities are carried out by its offices and bureaus, including the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI). The Office of Foreign Assets Control, which is part of the TFI, plays an important role in controlling the assets of "blocked" countries in the United States and restricting the flow of funds and trade with these countries.https://www.ttb.gov/enforcement/index.shtmlhttps://www.irs.gov/compliance/criminal-investigation/criminal-enforcementhttps://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Office-of-Terrorism-and-Financial-Intelligence.aspx
The Office of Financial Institutions coordinates the Department’s efforts regarding financial institutions legislation and regulation, legislation affecting Federal agencies that regulate or insure financial institutions, and securities markets legislation and regulation. The Office also coordinates the Department’s financial education policy efforts and ensures the resiliency of the financial services sector.https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Financial-Institutions.aspx
The Office of Financial Markets serves to formulate policy on Federal debt management, State and local finance (including the Federal debt), Federal Government credit policies, and lending and privatization. This Office also oversees the Federal Financing Bank, and the Assistant Secretary serves as the senior member of the Treasury Financing Group and coordinates the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Office-of-Financial-Markets.aspx
The Office of Financial Stability within the U.S. Treasury was created by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (12 U.S.C. 5201 et seq.) to administer the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The purpose of the TARP was to help restore liquidity and stability to the U.S. financial system following the 2008 financial crisis. The Treasury's authority to make financial commitments under TARP ended on October 3, 2010. The Office continues to wind down the TARP investments in a manner that balances exit speed with maximizing taxpayer returns. It also helps homeowners prevent avoidable foreclosures.https://www.treasury.gov/initiatives/financial-stability/Pages/about-ofs.aspx
The Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary provides policy oversight of the Fiscal Service bureaus and develops policy on payments, collections, debt financing operations, electronic commerce, Governmentwide accounting, Government investment fund management, and other related issues. The Office also performs two critical functions for the Department: It manages the daily cash position of the Government, and it produces the cash and debt forecasts used to determine the size and timing of the Government’s financing operations.https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Office-of-Fiscal-Service.aspx
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Finance conducts macroeconomic analyses to advise the Under Secretary for International Affairs and other policymakers. The Office also helps them formulate and execute financial and economic policy affecting or involving the International Monetary Fund, the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the G–20, and other major multilateral and bilateral engagements.https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Office-Of-International-Affairs.aspx
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of International Markets and Development manages the work of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and the Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance. The Office also advises the Under Secretary for International Affairs and other policymakers on financial and economic policies relevant to major bilateral and multilateral engagements, and it assists them with these engagements. The Office plays a similar role in the formulation and execution of policies affecting export finance, financial services, trade, and multilateral development, including the World Bank, the regional development banks, and emerging global issues like food security and climate finance.https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/international/the-committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfiushttps://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Technical-Assistance-.aspx
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy advises and assists the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary in the formulation and execution of domestic and international tax policies and programs. These functions include analysis of proposed tax legislation and tax programs; projections of economic trends affecting tax bases; studies of effects of alternative tax measures; preparation of official estimates of Government receipts for the President's annual budget messages; legal advice and analysis on domestic and international tax matters; assistance in the development and review of tax legislation and domestic and international tax regulations and rulings; and participation in international tax treaty negotiations and in maintenance of relations with international organizations on tax matters.https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Tax-Policy.aspx
The Office of the Treasurer of the United States was established on September 6, 1777. The Treasurer was originally charged with the receipt and custody of Government funds, but many of these functions have been assumed by different bureaus of the Department. In 1981, the Treasurer was assigned responsibility for oversight of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint. The Treasurer reports to the Secretary through the Assistant Secretary for Management.https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Office-of-the-Treasurer.aspx
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (26 U.S.C. 1 note), independently oversees Internal Revenue Service programs and activities. TIGTA monitors the Nation's tax laws to ensure that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) acts with efficiency, economy, and effectiveness; ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations; prevents, detects, and deters fraud, waste, and abuse; investigates activities or allegations related to fraud, waste, and abuse by IRS personnel; and protects the IRS against attempts to corrupt or threaten its employees.https://www.treasury.gov/tigta
The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that Department of the Treasury records have been assigned to record group 056.https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/056.html?_ga=2.232359263.1725271782.1604688789-1741997824.1566513831
The paycheck protection program provides small businesses with resources for maintaining payroll, hiring back employees who may have been laid off, and covering overhead that is applicable.https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-small-businesses
For information on small and disadvantaged business activities, contact the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Phone, 202-622-0530.https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/small-business-programs/small-and-disadvantaged-business-utilization-0
The Bureaus carry out specific operations assigned to the Department of the Treasury. Bureau employees constitute 98% of its workforce. The Department's website has a "Bureaus" web page that provides easy access to the websites of each of them.https://home.treasury.gov/about/bureaus
The Department of the Treasury employs over 100,000 professionals nationwide and around the world.https://home.treasury.gov/about/careers-at-treasury
In 2019, the Department of the Treasury ranked number 9 among 17 large Government agencies in the Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/TR00
The "Contact" web page contains information for contacting bureaus, offices, programs, services, and for making inquiries, providing feedback, reporting concerns, and replacing damaged currency.https://home.treasury.gov/utility/contact
A trove of economic information—charts, data, and tables—is available online.https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/Pages/index.aspx
The Department of the Treasury's website has learning resources that are suitable for children and parents, for students and teachers, as well as college students and other curious adults.https://home.treasury.gov/services/education
The "Office of Management and Budget Scorecard on Sustainability/Energy" (JAN 2016) is accessible online in Portable Document Format (PDF).https://www.treasury.gov/about/budget-performance/annual-performance-plan/Documents/TREASURY%20Final%20Jan%202016%20OMB%20Scorecard.public%20version.pdf
Significant documents and documents that the Department of the Treasury recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/treasury-department
The FOIA gives a right to request access to records of the U.S. Government's executive branch to any person. The records must be disclosed unless they are shielded from request by one or more of the exempt categories of information found in the statute.https://home.treasury.gov/footer/freedom-of-information-act
The Department of the Treasury maintains an electronic reading room whose holdings are governed by the FOIA.https://home.treasury.gov/footer/freedom-of-information-act/electronic-reading-room
An electronic FOIA request form is available online.https://www.treasury.gov/foia/pages/gofoia.aspx
The Department of the Treasury posts answers to FAQs.https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Pages/default.aspx
The Department of the Treasury maintains a list of acronyms and terms that recur on its website.https://www.treasury.gov/initiatives/financial-stability/glossary/pages/default.aspx
A trove of historical information on the Department of the Treasury and its building is available online.https://home.treasury.gov/about/history
A visual and audio tour of the Treasury Building's points of interest is available online. The points of interest on the map are hyperlinked to brief audio descriptions.https://m.treasury.gov/about/history/m/m.html#map
To report the possible existence of a Treasury activity constituting mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority, a substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety, or a violation of law, rules, or regulations—not including the Internal Revenue Service, which reports to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration—contact the Treasury OIG Hotline, Office of Inspector General, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220. Phone, 800-359-3898.http://www.treas.gov/inspector-general | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The reading room is located in the Treasury Library, Room 1428, Main Treasury Building, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220. Phone, 202-622-0990.https://home.treasury.gov/footer/freedom-of-information-act/electronic-reading-room
Members of the media may contact the Department of the Treasury by phone or email. Phone, 202-622-2960.https://home.treasury.gov/contacts-for-members-of-the-media | Email: email@example.com
An organizational chart is available on the "Organizational Structure" web page.https://home.treasury.gov/about/general-information/organizational-chart
The Department of the Treasury posts press releases on its website.https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases
The website map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.https://www.treasury.gov/Pages/site-map.aspx
The Department of the Treasury maintains a social media presence on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.https://www.treasury.gov/connect/Pages/default.aspx
The staff of the Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) posts original research online in its working papers series. The OTA staff also develops datasets, methods, and models that its uses for policy analysis and estimates. The technical papers series, which is also posted online, presents documentation of these datasets, methods, and models.https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/tax-policy/office-of-tax-analysis
To report fraud or waste by an Internal Revenue Service employee, as well as abuse or fraud against an Internal Revenue Service employee, contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, P.O. Box 589, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044-0589. Phone, 800-366-4484.https://www.treasury.gov/tigta | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration posts videos online to educate the public about fraud and impersonation scams.https://www.youtube.com/user/TIGTAVIDEOS/feed
A serendipitous consequence of the economic hardship that was caused by the Great Depression, which followed the 1929 stock market collapse, was that Americans started visiting public museums in droves. Having little money for anything other than necessities, they took advantage of free museum admissions, and many were, for the first time, exposed to works of art and responded with appreciation for them. In a cultural moment that the New Deal initiatives of President Franklin D. Roosevelt were shaping, the confluence of a heightened awareness of public art, employment-relief needs of artists, and creation of artwork for new Federal buildings stimulated the establishment of three public arts programs that the Treasury Department administered.https://home.treasury.gov/about/history/collection/paintings/wpa-art-collection
The Sources of Information were updated 11–2020.
1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005
|ADMINISTRATOR||John J. Manfreda|
|Deputy Administrator||Mary G. Ryan|
The above list of key personnel was updated 11–2018.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) was established on January 24, 2003, by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 531). TTB collects Federal alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition excise taxes; regulates the production, labeling, and advertising of alcohol beverages; and investigates unfair or unlawful trade in alcohol and tobacco products. TTB regulates alcohol and tobacco producers, importers, and wholesalers. Regulation of retailers takes place on State and local levels.http://www.ttb.gov/about/index.shtml#Who
For information on the advertising, labeling, and formulation of alcohol beverages, contact the Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division. Phone, 202-453-2250 or 866-927-2533.http://www.ttb.gov/advertising/alfd.shtml | Email: email@example.com
The website has an A–Z index to help visitors navigate its content.https://www.ttb.gov/about/a_to_z.shtml
The TTB has offices nationwide, including in Puerto Rico. Many TTB employees telework full time. To carry out its mission, the Bureau relies on alcohol and tobacco tax specialists, analysts, attorneys, auditors, chemists, investigators,labeling specialists, writers, and other professionals.https://www.ttb.gov/careers/index.shtml
Among 339 agency subcomponents, the TTB placed 4th in the Partnership for Public Service's 2017 Best Places To Work rankings!https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/TR40
The TTB helps ensure that alcohol beverage products in the marketplace are safe for consumption. Complaints generally address issues of product quality: low alcohol, spoilage, unusual taste, and the presence of foreign objects. A consumer has the a right and responsibility to report a product that he or she suspects is unsafe for consumption or may have been contaminated. Phone, 202-453-2251.https://ttb.gov/consumer/filing_complaint.shtml | Email: Market.Compliance@ttb.gov
To report fraud, diversion, and illegal activity by producers, importers, or wholesalers of alcohol and tobacco, contact the Bureau's tipline. Phone, 855-882-8477. TTD, 202-882-9914.http://www.ttb.gov/tipline/index.shtml | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The TTB adheres to the policy and disclosure regulations of the Department of the Treasury for implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) consistently and uniformly and for providing maximum allowable disclosure of agency records upon request. Requests are processed within the time limits defined by the FOIA.https://www.ttb.gov/foia/index.shtml
The TTB's website has an electronic reading room containing materials that the FOIA requires the Bureau to maintain. Some records are accessible, by appointment, in the public reading room located at 1310 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Phone, 202-882-9904.http://www.ttb.gov/foia/err.shtml
The TTB posts answers to FAQs.http://www.ttb.gov/faqs | Email: TTBInternetQuestions@ttb.gov
The TTB maintains a glossary on its website.https://www.ttb.gov/forms_tutorials/glossary/glossary.html
The National Revenue Center operates a call center that is open on weekdays, 8 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.–5 p.m., eastern standard time. It can provide information on applications, claims, filing excise tax returns, permits, and other tax collection topics. Phone, 877-882-3277.http://www.ttb.gov/offices/nrc.shtml | Email: TTBInternetQuestions@ttb.gov
The website map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.https://www.ttb.gov/about/site_map_text.shtml
For further information, contact the Administrator’s Office, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Phone, 202-453-2000.
Fourteenth and C Streets SW., Washington, DC 20228
|DIRECTOR||Leonard R. Olijar|
The above list of key personnel was updated 11–2018.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing operates on basic authorities conferred by act of July 11, 1862 (31 U.S.C. 303), and on additional authorities contained in past appropriations made to the Bureau that are still in force. A revolving fund established in 1950, in accordance with Public Law 81–656, finances the Bureau's operations. The Secretary of the Treasury selects the Director who heads the Bureau.
The Bureau designs, prints, and finishes all of the Nation's paper currency and many other security documents, including White House invitations and military identification cards. It also is responsible for advising and assisting Federal agencies in the design and production of other Government documents that, because of their innate value or for other reasons, require security or counterfeit-deterrence characteristics.
The Bureau also operates a second currency manufacturing plant at 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, TX. Phone, 817-231-4000.https://www.moneyfactory.gov/about.html
For information on contracts and small business activities, visit the "Doing Business with the BEP" Web page or contact the Office of Acquisition. Phone, 202-874-2065.http://www.moneyfactory.com/about/dobusinesswithbep.html
The BEP relies on acquisition specialists, administrative staff, attorneys, chemists, engineers, police officers, security specialists, and other professionals to carry out its mission.http://www.moneyfactory.com/about/careers.html
Among 339 agency subcomponents, the BEP placed 94th in the Partnership for Public Service's 2017 Best Places To Work rankings.https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/TRAI
The production of U.S. currency involves highly trained and skilled craftspeople, specialized equipment, and a combination of traditional old world printing techniques merged with sophisticated, cutting edge technology. To learn more about the process, visit the "How Money is Made" Web page.http://www.moneyfactory.com/uscurrency/howmoneyismade.html
The U.S. currency education program offers free educational and training resources online.https://uscurrency.gov/resource-center
All Federal agencies, including the BEP, create and receive records when carrying out their missions. The FOIA gives the right to access executive branch agency records to the public. The BEP makes available, upon written request, records or extracts of records in accordance with the FOIA, the Privacy Act, and certain regulations of the Department of the Treasury. The FOIA contains, however, exemptions that shield some records from request and disclosure. Phone, 202-874-2500. Fax, 202-874-2951.http://www.moneyfactory.com/foia.html
The BEP maintains an electronic FOIA library.http://www.moneyfactory.com/bepfoialibrary.html
A history of the BEP and U.S. Currency is available online.http://www.moneyfactory.com/contactus.html
Uncut sheets of currency, engraved Presidential portraits, historical engravings of national landmarks, and other souvenirs and mementos are available for purchase by phone and online. Phone, 800-456-3408.http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov
The BEP posts press releases online.https://www.moneyfactory.gov/presscenter/pressreleases.html
Tours of the Bureau's facilities are provided year-round according to the schedules listed below. Up-to-the-minute tour information is available online.http://moneyfactory.gov/services/takeatour.html
WASHINGTON, DC—During peak season, from March through August, 9 a.m.–10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m., tickets are required for all tours. Tours begin every 15 minutes, with the last tour beginning at 2 p.m. The times between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. are reserved for school and other groups. The ticket booth is located on Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly Fifteenth Street) and opens at 8 a.m. Tour tickets are free. The ticket booth remains open for the morning and evening tours until all tickets have been distributed. Lines form early, and tickets go quickly, typically by 9 a.m. during peak season. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines form on Raoul Wallenberg Place. Evening tours, running from April through August, 5 p.m.–7 p.m., are offered every 15 minutes. During nonpeak season, from September through February, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., tickets are not necessary for tours. Lines form on Fourteenth Street. No tours are given on weekends, Federal holidays, or between Christmas and New Year's Day. Phone, 202-874-2330 or 866-874-2330.http://moneyfactory.gov/washingtondctours.html
FORT WORTH, TX—During peak season, June and July, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., a new tour starts every 30 minutes. The Tour and Visitor Center opens at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. During nonpeak season, from August through May, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., the Visitor Center opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m. No tours are given on weekends, Federal holidays, or between Christmas and New Year's Day. Phone, 817-231-4000 or 866-865-1194.http://moneyfactory.gov/fortworthtxtours.html
For further information, contact the Office of External Relations, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Department of the Treasury, Room 533–M, Fourteenth and C Streets SW., Washington, DC 20228. Phone, 202-874-3019. Fax, 202-874-3177.
401 Fourteenth Street SW., Washington, DC 20227
|COMMISSIONER||Timothy E. Gribben|
|Accounting and Shared Services||Matthew J. Miller|
|Finance and Administration||Stephen Manning|
|Financial Services and Operations||Jeffrey J. Schramek|
The above list of key personnel was updated 4–2020.
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service provides central payment services to Federal program agencies, operates the Federal Government's collections and deposit systems, provides Governmentwide accounting and reporting services, manages the collection of delinquent debt owed to the Federal Government, borrows the money needed to operate the Federal Government, accounts for the resulting public debt, and gives reimbursable support to Federal agencies.
The Fiscal Service gathers and publishes Governmentwide financial information that is used by the public and private sectors to monitor the Government's financial status and establish fiscal and monetary policies. These publications include the "Daily Treasury Statement," "Monthly Treasury Statement," "Treasury Bulletin," "U.S. Government Annual Report," and "Financial Report of the U.S. Government."
The Fiscal Service administers the world's largest collection system, processing more than 400 million transactions through the support of six Federal Reserve Banks and a network of over 100 financial institutions. In Fiscal Year 2012, the Fiscal Service collected over $3.16 trillion in Federal revenues from individual and corporate income tax deposits, customs duties, loan repayments, fines, proceeds from leases, as well as from other revenue sources.
The Fiscal Service and Internal Revenue Service manage the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), which allows individuals and businesses to pay Federal taxes online. The EFTPS website has printable acknowledgment features for documenting transactions, advance payment scheduling, and payment history access.
The Treasury Offset Program is one of the methods used to collect delinquent debt. The Fiscal Service uses the program to withhold Federal payments, such as Federal income tax refunds, Federal salary payments, and Social Security benefits, to recipients with delinquent debts, including past-due child support obligations and State and Federal income tax debt.
The Bureau auctions and issues Treasury bills, notes, and bonds and manages the sales and redemption of savings bonds. It provides daily and other periodic reports to account for the composition and size of the debt. In addition, the Bureau implements the regulations for the Government securities market. These regulations provide for investor protection while maintaining a fair and liquid market for Government securities.
The Do Not Pay Business Center has a two-part vision for programs administered or funded by the Federal Government: to help prevent and stop improper payments from being made and to identify and mitigate fraud, waste, and abuse. The goal of the program is to integrate Do Not Pay into existing business processes by providing agencies with access to current data that are relevant for making an award or payment decision.
Through its electronic money programs, the Fiscal Service offers new payment and collection technologies to help Federal agencies modernize their cash management activities. Examples include stored-value cards used on military bases, point-of-sale check conversion, and online credit card collection programs.
Each year, the Fiscal Service disburses more than one billion non-Defense payments to a wide variety of recipients, such as those individuals who receive Social Security, IRS tax refunds, and veterans' benefits. In Fiscal Year 2012, the Fiscal Service issued more than $2.4 trillion in payments, 88 percent of which were issued electronically.
The Administrative Resource Center delivers franchise services on a reimbursable basis to more than 85 Treasury and Federal Government agencies. The Center provides services in six areas: financial management, investment accounting, human resources, information technology, procurement, and travel.
The Fiscal Service's website has an alphabetical and comprehensive list of links to the Bureau's major programs and services.https://fiscal.treasury.gov/all-programs-services.html
The Fiscal Service relies on accountants, administrators, business and finance experts, information technology specialists, and others to carry out mission.https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/careers
Among 420 agency subcomponents, the Fiscal Service placed 84th in the Partnership for Public Service's 2019 Best Places To Work rankings.https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/TRFD
The Do Not Pay Business Center supports Federal agencies in their efforts to reduce the number of improper payments. Data, information, and resources are available on its website.http://www.donotpay.treas.gov
The EFTPS professionals post answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) online.https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/direct/FAQGeneral.page
The FOIA gives the right to request information from the Federal Government's executive branch agencies to any person. It is sometimes referred to as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their Government. The Fiscal Service posts a lot of information on its website for the public's benefit and convenience. Before submitting a FOIA request in writing, information seekers should search the website for the desired information. It may be accessible immediately and free of charge.https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/foia.html
The Fiscal Service maintains an electronic reading room to support the FOIA.https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/foia-readingroom.html
A governmentwide treasury account symbol glossary is available online.https://fiscal.treasury.gov/gtas/glossary.html
The EFTPS website has a glossary of terms and common acronyms.https://www.eftps.gov/eftps/direct/HelpGlossary.page
The Treasury Direct website has a glossary of terms.http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/research/res_glossary/glossary.htm
The Administrative Resource Center provides Federal agencies with cost-effective, customer-focused, responsive administrative support.https://arc.fiscal.treasury.gov/fshome.htm
A short history of the Fiscal Service is available at the bottom of the "About Us" webpage.https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/about.html
The Treasury Direct website uses historical images to tell the story of U.S. Savings Bonds from their introduction in 1935 to the second decade of the 21st century.https://www.treasurydirect.gov/timeline.htm?src=td&med=banner&loc=consumer
The Fiscal Service posts news items and press releases online.https://www.fiscal.treasury.gov/fsnews/fs_news.htm
The Treasury Direct website has an online spreadsheet that displays the data on total public debt outstanding on a daily basis from January 4, 1993, onward. For example, on October 31, 2020, the total public debt outstanding was over $27,203,384,382,939.https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/pd_debttothepenny.htm
The monthly "Statement of the Public Debt of the United States" and "Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the U.S. Government," as well as the annual "Financial Report of the U.S. Government," and other publications are available on the Fiscal Service's website.https://fiscal.treasury.gov/reports-statements
Savings bonds may be purchased and held in an online account. Current rate information is available online or by calling 800-487-2663. Requests for information on all series of savings bonds, savings notes, and retirement plans or individual retirement bonds should be addressed to the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Division of Customer Assistance, PO Box 7012, Parkersburg, WV 26106-7012. Phone, 304-480-7711.https://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/products/prod_eebonds_glance.htm
For information on the purchase of Treasury bills, bonds, and notes, contact the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Division of Customer Assistance, PO Box 7015, Parkersburg, WV 26106-7015. Phone, 800-722-2678.http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/products/products.htm
The Sources of Information were updated 11–2020.
1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224
|COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE||Charles P. Rettig|
|Chief of Staff||Lia Colbert|
|Operations Support||Jeffrey Tribiano|
|Services and Enforcement||Kirsten Wielobob|
The above list of key personnel was updated 11–2018.
The Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue was established by act of July 1, 1862 (26 U.S.C. 7802). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) administers and enforces the internal revenue laws and related statutes, except those relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives. It collects the proper amount of tax revenue, at the least cost to the public, by efficiently applying the tax law with integrity and fairness. The IRS aims for the highest possible degree of voluntary compliance in accordance with the tax laws and regulations; advises the public of their rights and responsibilities; determines the extent of compliance and the causes of noncompliance; properly administers and enforces the tax laws; and continually searches for and implements new, more efficient ways of accomplishing its mission. The IRS ensures satisfactory resolution of taxpayer complaints; provides taxpayer service and education; determines, assesses, and collects internal revenue taxes; determines pension plan qualifications and exempt organization status; and prepares and issues rulings and regulations to supplement the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
Most of the collected revenues depend on the individual income tax and the social insurance and retirement taxes. Other major revenue sources are corporate income, excise, estate, and gift taxes. The 16th Amendment of the Constitution, ratified on February 3, 1913, gave Congress the authority to levy taxes on the income of individuals and corporations.
Information on and resources for doing business with the IRS are available on its "Procurement" Web page.https://www.irs.gov/uac/procurement | Email: AWSSPROCCustomerService@irs.gov
To carry out its mission, the IRS relies on accountants, appeals officers, artificial intelligence analysts, attorneys, budget analysts, computer research analysts, contact representatives, data transcribers, engineers, human resources specialists, information technology specialists, internal revenue agents and officers, mathematical statisticians, operations research analysts, policy analysts, program analysts, risk analysts, special agents, tax compliance officers, tax examiners, tax law specialists, and other professionals.https://jobs.irs.gov
Among 339 agency subcomponents, the IRS placed 261st in the Partnership for Public Service's 2017 Best Places To Work rankings.https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/TR93
Tax information for charities and nonprofit organizations is available online.https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits
Current forms, instructions, and publications may be downloaded from the IRS's website.https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson's approval of the FOIA gave the right to access documents or records belonging to the executive branch of the Federal Government to any person. The statute is based on the presumption that the Government and its information belong to the public. The IRS may withhold, however, documents or records shielded from disclosure by one of the statute's nine exemptions, and it must withhold them when disclosure is prohibited by law.https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-freedom-of-information
The IRS maintains an electronic reading room whose contents are arranged by subject category.https://www.irs.gov/uac/electronic-reading-room
The IRS posts answers to FAQs.https://www.irs.gov/help-resources/tools-faqs/faqs-for-individuals/frequently-asked-tax-questions-answers
The IRS responds to tax-related identity theft with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection, and victim assistance. The IRS continues to make progress against this crime, and it remains one of the agency's highest priorities. The IRS is committed to helping victims of identity theft resolve their cases as quickly as possible.https://www.irs.gov/individuals/identity-protection
The IRS's home page has a drop-down menu that allows visitors to access information in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.https://www.irs.gov
The IRS posts news items online.https://www.irs.gov/uac/latest-news
Public reading rooms are located in the national office and in each territory office.
The IRS website has resources for and a trove of information on retirement plans.https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans
The IRS provides taxpayers with year-round tax information and assistance, primarily through its website and toll-free telephone system. Answers to many tax-related questions can be found on the IRS's website. The toll-free telephone numbers are listed in local telephone directories and in the annual tax form packages. The telephone system can accommodate the needs of taxpayers who are deaf or hearing-impaired. Taxpayers may also visit IRS offices to find answers to their tax questions. Individual preparation is available for handicapped or other individuals unable to use the group preparation method. Tax assistance in a foreign language is also available at many locations.https://www.irs.gov/Help-&-Resources
To find the nearest taxpayer assistance center, type a ZIP Code in the text box of the online locator tool. Before going to a taxpayer assistance center for help, call and schedule an appointment.https://www.irs.gov/help-resources/contact-your-local-irs-office
The IRS posts articles, data, and tables that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system.https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-stats
Each district has problem resolution personnel to address taxpayer complaints that cannot be resolved through regular channels.https://www.irs.gov/advocate
The taxpayer bill of rights is available on the IRS's website.https://www.irs.gov/taxpayer-bill-of-rights
Information on the asked-about-most topics is available on the IRS's website.https://www.irs.gov/help-resources/telephone-assistance
Once the IRS processes a tax filer's return and approves a refund, he or she can check the refund date online. The IRS usually issues a refund in fewer than 21 days after receiving a tax filer's return. Some returns, however, require additional review and, therefore, additional time to process.https://www.irs.gov/refunds
For further information, contact the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Phone, 202-622-5000.
400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219
|COMPTROLLER||Joseph M. Otting|
|Senior Deputy Comptroller / Chief Counsel||Bao Nguyen, Acting|
The above list of key personnel was updated 11–2018.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) was created on February 25, 1863 (12 Stat. 665), as a bureau of the Department of the Treasury. In 1929, with the issuance of the last national bank notes, the OCC essentially became an organization of national bank examiners with a singular mission: to maintain the safety and soundness of the banks under its supervision. In 2011, when the Office of Thrift Supervision integrated into the OCC, the bureau also assumed responsibility for regulating Federal savings associations, also referred to as Federal thrifts. The Comptroller of the Currency, whom the President appoints to a 5-year term with the Senate's advice and consent, administers the Federal banking system and serves as the chief officer of the OCC and as a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The OCC regulates national banks and Federal thrifts by examining them; approving or denying applications for new charters, branches, capital, and other changes in corporate or banking structure; taking enforcement actions—removing officers and directors, negotiating agreements to change practices, and issuing cease and desist orders and civil monetary penalties—when national banks and Federal thrifts fail to comply with laws and regulations or when they engage in unsound practices; and issuing rules, regulations, interpretations, and corporate decisions that govern investments, lending, and other practices.
The bureau supervises nearly 1,400 national banks, Federal savings associations, and Federal branches, including their trust activities and overseas operations. A nationwide team of bank examiners works under the supervision of four district offices. National banks and Federal thrifts pay for their examinations, as well as for the processing of their corporate applications.
Assessments on national banks and Federal savings associations cover most OCC operating expenses. The OCC also benefits from some investment income, primarily from U.S. Treasury securities.https://occ.gov/about/what-we-do/mission/index-about.html
The OCC posts counterfeiting, fictitious correspondence, fraudulent issuances, misrepresentation, and unauthorized banking activity alerts.https://occ.gov/news-issuances/alerts/index.html
The "2017 Annual Report" is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF) for downloading. Starting with the year 2003, earlier annual reports are available, too.https://www.occ.gov/annual-report/download-the-full-report/index-download-the-full-report.html
The "HelpWithMyBank" website has information and resources to help customers of national banks and Federal savings associations find answers to questions and solutions for problems.https://www.helpwithmybank.gov/index.html
Starting with the year 1994 and continuing to the present, OCC bulletins are accessible online. Rescinded and some pre-1994 bulletins are also included in the collection.https://occ.gov/news-issuances/bulletins/index.html
Procurement awards typically fall within the following service categories: computer-related services; computer facilities management services; computer systems design services; data processing, hosting, and related services; real estate agent and broker services; insurance agency and brokerage services; and administrative management and general management consulting services.https://occ.gov/about/contact-us/doing-business-with-occ/index-doing-business-with-the-occ.html | Email: OCCAcquisitionManagement@occ.treas.gov
The OCC relies on accountants, attorneys, economists, financial analysts, human resources specialists, information technology specialists, project management analysts, and other professionals, particularly bank examiners, to carry out its mission. For more information, contact the Director for Human Resources Operations. Phone, 202-649-6590. Fax, 202-649-5998.http://careers.occ.gov/careers/index-careers.html
National bank examiners work to ensure the safety and soundness of America's national banking system, to provide fair access to financial services and equal treatment, and to establish and maintain a flexible regulatory framework that allows the Nation's banks to be competitive. The OCC generally hires examiners at the entry level through college recruitment.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPrQmlcF0s0
In 2017, the OCC ranked 51st among 339 agency subcomponents in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/detail/TRAJ
The OCC posts information and resources on its website to protect consumers.https://occ.gov/topics/consumer-protection/index-consumer-protection.html
An online form is available for submitting a complaint against a national bank or Federal savings association.https://appsec.helpwithmybank.gov/olcc_form/intro.aspx
Contact information for district and field offices is available online.https://occ.gov/about/who-we-are/district-and-field-offices/index-organization.html
The OCC posts information in Spanish on its "Información para el Consumidor" web page.https://www.helpwithmybank.gov/espanol/index-espanol.html
The FOIA serves as the vehicle for obtaining Federal agency documents and records. The statute does contain, however, nine exemptions and three special law enforcement exclusions that shield some documents and records, or parts of them, from disclosure.https://www.occ.gov/about/contact-us/freedom-of-information-act-requests/index-foia.html
The electronic reading room contains documents that attract public interest and have been the subject of FOIA requests in the past.https://foia-pal.occ.gov/app/ReadingRoom.aspx
Answers to FAQs on checking accounts, credit cards, credit reports, mortgages, overdraft fees, and more are posted on the "HelpWithMyBank" website.https://www.helpwithmybank.gov/get-answers/most-popular-faq-quesindx.html
A dictionary of banking terms and phrases is available on the "HelpWithMyBank" website.https://www.helpwithmybank.gov/dictionary/index-dictionary.html
A list of abbreviations and acronyms is available on the OCC's website in Portable Document Format (PDF).https://www.occ.gov/annual-report/download-the-full-report/abbreviations.pdf
The OCC's role in the Federal banking system started in a tumultuous year, near the midpoint of the American Civil War. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln emancipated over 3 million men, women, and children by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Fifty-five days later, he added his signature to the National Currency Act, which established the OCC and charged it with responsibility for organizing and administering a system of nationally chartered banks and a uniform national currency. After 1913, its mission increasingly centered on the safety and soundness of national banks. To learn more about the bureau's development over the past 155 years, see the "Office of the Comptroller: A Short History."https://www.occ.gov/about/what-we-do/history/OCC%20history%20final.pdf
On March 3, 1865, Congress enacted legislation to establish the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, which came to be known as the Freedmen's Bureau. On that same day, it chartered the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, or Freedman's Savings Bank (FSB), to meet a growing need for financial services among African Americans. To learn more about the intertwining histories of the OCC and FSB, read the online article by former OCC historian Jesse Stiller.https://www.occ.gov/about/what-we-do/history/freedman-savings-bank.html
The OCC posts news releases on its website.https://occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/index.html
An alphabetical list of OCC publications is available online.https://occ.gov/publications/alphabetical-listing/index-alphabetical-listing.html
Federal bank regulators post public information on individual banks. The OCC's website provides convenient access to the websites of these regulators.https://occ.gov/about/contact-us/public-information/public-information.html
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's website has a searchable database for identifying the Federal bank regulatory agency that oversees a particular bank or financial institution.https://www.ffiec.gov/consumercenter/default.aspx
The website map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.https://occ.gov/site-map/index-site-map.html
The "HelpWithMyBank" website has its own site map.https://www.helpwithmybank.gov/hwmb-sitemap.html
The OCC tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.https://twitter.com/usocc
The OCC has a Facebook account.https://www.facebook.com/US-Comptroller-of-the-Currency-213254918823/
The OCC posts videos on its YouTube channel.https://www.youtube.com/user/OCCChannel#p/c/2BAA3C3A20C2630E
For further information, contact the Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. Phone, 202-649-6700.
801 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20220
|DIRECTOR||David J. Ryder|
|Principal Deputy Director||(vacancy)|
The above list of key personnel was updated 11–2018.
The establishment of a mint was authorized by act of April 2, 1792 (1 Stat. 246). The Bureau of the Mint was established by act of February 12, 1873 (17 Stat. 424), and recodified on September 13, 1982 (31 U.S.C. 304, 5131). The name was changed to United States Mint by Secretarial order on January 9, 1984.
The primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces and sells numismatic coins, American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins, and national medals. The Fort Knox Bullion Depository is the primary storage facility for the Nation's gold bullion.
The U.S. Mint maintains sales centers at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints and at its headquarters on 9th Street in Washington, DC. Public tours are conducted, with free admission, at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.https://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/index.html
The artistic infusion program enriches and invigorates coin and medal designs by contracting with a pool of American artists from diverse backgrounds and having a variety of interests. These artists collaborate with the Mint's sculptor-engravers to create and submit new designs for U.S. coins and medals.https://www.usmint.gov/education/artisticInfusion/index.html
The Mint's website has a locator tool for finding U.S. Mint bullion sellers by city and State or by ZIP Code.http://catalog.usmint.gov/bullion-dealer-locator
Contact the facility head of the appropriate field office or call the contracting and vendor department. Phone, 202-354-7820.http://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/contact-us.html?_ga=1.258962826.1416671245.1448488127
The Mint offers a wide range of career opportunities. An innovative, progressive bureau in the Department of the Treasury, it operates six facilities nationwide and employees professionals with backgrounds in financial management, information technology, manufacturing, protection, sales and marketing, workforce solutions, and other fields.http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/careers
Among 339 agency subcomponents, the Mint placed 174th in the Partnership for Public Service's 2017 Best Places To Work rankings.https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/TRAD
The Mint's website offers learning resources for children, educators, and parents.https://www.usmint.gov/education/index5105.html?action=learn
The U.S. Mint operates four mints (CA, CO, NY, PA), one depository (KY), and maintains its headquarters in Washington, DC.http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/mint_facilities
The FOIA gives the right of requesting access to documents or records maintained by the Mint to any person. Some information, however, is shielded from request and disclosure by the statute.https://www.usmint.gov/foia/index.html
The Mint's electronic reading room contains records that are commonly requested under the FOIA.https://www.usmint.gov/foia/index6dda.html?action=room
The H.I.P. Pocket Change website features a glossary.https://www.usmint.gov/Kids/campCoin/glossary.html
The website has a section on the Mint's history and work.https://www.usmint.gov/education/historianscorner/index.html
An online timeline of the Mint that stretches from the 18th to 21st century.https://www.usmint.gov/education/historianscorner/indexf2dc.html?action=timeline
An animated overview of the six-step coin manufacturing process—blanking, annealing, upsetting, striking, inspecting, and counting and bagging—is available online.https://www.usmint.gov/circulating_coins/indexc526.html?action=coins
High-resolution images of coins and medals are available on the Mint's website. For information on the use of these images, contact the Office of Licensing. Phone, 202-354-7350. Fax, 202-756-6585.https://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/indexf4a6.html?action=photo | Email: email@example.com
The high-resolution images in the historical image library represent commemorative, circulating, and bullion coins from current and previous programs. For information on the use of these images, contact the Office of Licensing. Phone, 202-354-7350. Fax, 202-756-6585.https://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/coinLibrary/index.html | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National medals commemorate significant historical events or sites and honor individuals whose superior deeds and achievements have enriched American history or the world. Some national medals are bronze duplicates of Congressional Gold Medals that Congress authorizes under separate Public Laws, and others are produced under the Secretary of the Treasury's authority to strike them.https://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/medals
The Mint posts news releases online.https://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.html
The United States Mint maintains public exhibit and sales areas at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints and at its headquarters in Washington, DC. Brochures and order forms for official coins, medals, and other numismatic items are available online.http://catalog.usmint.gov/shop/coin-programs
The Mint produces circulating coins for commerce, numismatic coins for collectors, and bullion coins for investors. Quantities are measured in terms of production figures when referring to circulating coins, sales figures when referring to numismatic products, and sales and mintage figures when referring to bullion.https://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/index83e3.html?action=coin_production
Annual reports are available online in Portable Document Format (PDF).https://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/indexa3d5.html?action=annual_report
Special reports are available online in Portable Document Format (PDF).https://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/indexc390.html?action=specialreports
The Mint returned $550 million in seigniorage—the difference between the face value and the manufacturing cost of a circulating coin—to the Department of the Treasury's general fund in 2015. This amount was more than double the amount that it returned in 2014. The Mint publishes seigniorage information each year in its annual report.
The Mint has made significant progress toward achieving sustainability goals. Achievements include reducing its direct greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption and increasing its solid waste diversion rate.https://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/mint_facilities/indexa3d4.html?action=Sustainability
For further information, contact the United States Mint, Department of the Treasury, 801 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20220. Phone, 202-354-7200.