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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Temporary Adjustment in Public Funds Deposit Time Frames

The Treasury General Account (TGA) program provides services that accept cash and check deposits, including foreign items, from federal agencies:

The TGA Network

Banks and credit unions that the Bureau of the Fiscal Service has accepted into the TGA network take in over-the-counter cash and check deposits from federal agencies.

The network includes banks and credit unions both within and outside the United States, so the network serves agency field offices in many locations.

SCCN (Seized Currency Collection Network)

Banks and credit unions in the SCCN specialize in accepting deposits of funds that law enforcement agencies have seized.

The Seized Currency Network (SCCN) was established by Treasury to provide a method for law enforcement agencies to deposit funds that they receive from seizures.

The program is maintained by 3 separate entities- Treasury, designated TGA bank, and the third-party cash handling company. When funds are seized by law enforcement, they reach out to the third-party vendor to schedule appointments to have those funds counted and wired to the TGA bank.

The third-party vendor was brought into the SCCN program because they allowed law enforcement agents to enter into their money vaults with their firearms to witness the money count. Once those funds have been counted and verified, the funds are deposited into Treasury’s account.

MITGA (Mail-in TGA)

Although most TGA deposits must be over-the-counter, MITGA is an exception because it receives deposits by mail. MITGA is an over the counter TGA program administered by a commercial bank. This program allows Federal agencies to mail TGA deposits when access to a local financial institution is unavailable.

TGA also has special procedures for emergency situations that cause a designated financial institution to be closed.

Federal Agencies:   Getting Started

Benefits of TGA

Easy to set up

Requires minimal effort to implement

Paperless Processing

Uses OTCnet to capture checks and process deposits

Convenient

Provides a local depositary for collections that field offices receive

Resources

Treasury Financial Manual, Depositing Domestic Checks and Cash Received in Over The Counter (OTC) Collections Treasury Financial Manual, Foreign Checks and Currency Drawn on Foreign Banks Letter about Large Dollar Checks Letter about Change of Address for Foreign Currency Cash

Need Help?

For questions or concerns contact the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

OTC Support Team

866-771-1842


Over the Counter Revenue Collection Division

Last modified 04/29/21