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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Legal Notices

This policy provides you with information about the way we collect and use information on the Fiscal Service website (the "Site[s]").  [This policy does not cover other websites hosted for the Fiscal Service by the Federal Reserve Banks or by a fiscal or financial agent.  This document also provides resources regarding other Fiscal Service systems and services.]

Encryption

The Site uses data encryption - Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol - to protect some web pages. If a web page has an address that begins with "https://" rather than "http://" then it uses encryption.

Generally, you need not provide any personal information in order to access the Site. To assist you, we'll ask for personal information to enable us to issue securities, process transactions, make payments, identify owners and their accounts, and provide required reports to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This information may include:

  • your name, address, phone number, e-mail address (so that we may contact you about your requests or concerns)
  • Social Security Number (taxpayer identification number)
  • driver's license or state ID and expiration date
  • bank routing number and account number

We may also ask that you provide us information on your securities, such as bond serial numbers. This information will enable us to give you access to your confidential information and to send you e-mail communications when appropriate.

Legal Notices

See also Terms & Conditions

Security Notification.

You are entering an official United States government system, which may be used only for authorized purposes. The government may monitor and audit usage of this system. You are hereby notified that use of this system establishes your consent to such monitoring and auditing. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, 18 U.S.C. §1001 and §1030, the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act, and relevant executive orders.

Jurisdictional Issues and Applicable Law.

For jurisdiction and venue purposes:

  • If you take legal action relating to Treasury securities, or any other information or transaction conducted on these websites, you agree to accept jurisdiction of the U.S. federal courts.
  • Unless otherwise specified, federal law and regulations, which have the force and effect of law, govern the operation of these websites and the terms and conditions.

Regulations Governing Electronic Transactions.

We have regulations governing electronic transactions, which are set out in 31 CFR part 370 "Electronic Transactions and Transfers relating to Treasury Securities." These regulations generally apply as a matter of contract law. The regulations require you to:

  • exercise ordinary care in protecting the means (account number, password, or digital certificate) that you use to access our site and conduct transactions electronically. If you don't exercise ordinary care and an unauthorized transaction is the result, then under some circumstances you could be held accountable for those transactions.
  • inform us promptly if you believe that another person has improperly obtained your means of accessing our site and conducting transactions electronically.

Accessibility.

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service is committed to making its website accessible to all citizens. To meet this commitment, we are compliant with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998.

Our website is designed to be equally accessible to those using current, standards-compliant web browsers or assistive technologies.

If you have difficulty accessing any of our websites, please send us an e-mail

Privacy Related Links

Fiscal Service Computer Matching Agreements:

CMA 1038 - The purpose of this matching program is to establish the conditions, safeguards, and procedures for the disclosure of savings security data (as described in section VI.C and section VI.D) by Fiscal Service to us. Fiscal Service will disclose the data through a computer matching operation. We'll use the data to determine continued eligibility for and/or the correct benefit amount for Supplemental Security Income applicants and recipients who did not report or incorrectly reported ownership of savings securities.

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/11/21/2013-27911/privacy-act-of-1974-as-amended-computer-matching-program-ssabureau-of-the-fiscal-service-department

CMA 1304 - The purpose of this matching program is to set forth the conditions, terms, and safeguards under which Fiscal Service will disclose ownership of Savings Securities to us. This disclosure will provide us with information necessary to verify an individual's self-certification of his/her financial status to determine eligibility for low income subsidy assistance (Extra Help) in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit program established under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-173).
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/06/24/2013-14980/privacy-act-of-1974-as-amended-computer-matching-program-ssabureau-of-the-fiscal-service-fiscal

Do Not Pay Privacy Program:

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's (Treasury's) Do Not Pay Working System (Working System) is the legislatively mandated and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designated source of centralized data and analytic services to help agencies verify eligibility and to identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse associated with improper payments.  https://fiscal.treasury.gov/dnp/privacy-policy.html

Treasury System of Records Notice (SORN):

http://www.treasury.gov/privacy/issuances/Pages/default.aspx

Fiscal Service System of Records Notice (SORN) Inventory:

The Fiscal Service SORN Inventory consists of the legacy Financial Management Service (FMS) and Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) SORNs and Fiscal Service SORNs shown below.

Fiscal Service is in the process of consolidating its legacy bureau SORN inventories. 

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-10-15/pdf/2012-25209.pdf

Table of Contents

FMS .001—Administrative Records.
FMS .002—Payment Records—Treasury/FMS.
FMS .003—Claims and Inquiry Records on Treasury Checks, and International Claimants.
FMS .004—Education and Training Records.
FMS .005—FMS Personnel Records.
FMS .006—Direct Deposit Enrollment Records.
FMS .007—Payroll and Pay Administration.
FMS .008—Mailing List Records—Treasury/FMS.
FMS .010—Records of Accountable Officers’ Authority With Treasury.
FMS .012—Pre-complaint Counseling and Complaint Activities.
FMS .013—Gifts to the United States.
FMS .014—Debt Collection Operations System.
FMS .017—Collections Records.

https://www.treasury.gov/privacy/issuances/Documents/2011%20BPD%20Comp%20pub%208.17.pdf

Table of Contents

Bureau of the Public Debt
BPD.001—Human Resources and Administrative Records
BPD.002—United States Savings-Type Securities
BPD.003—United States Securities (Other than Savings-Type Securities)
BPD.004—Controlled Access Security System
BPD.005—Employee Assistance Records
BPD.006—Health Service Program Records
BPD.007—Gifts to Reduce the Public Debt
BPD.008—Retail Treasury Securities Access Application
BPD.009—U.S. Treasury Securities Fraud Information System

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-19/pdf/2014-22366.pdf
Treasury/Fiscal Service .024 – OneVoice Customer Relationship Management

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-09/pdf/2013-29345.pdf
Treasury/Fiscal Service .023—Do Not Pay Payment Verification Records.

Contact us if you have questions or concerns about privacy.

Last modified 12/11/18