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Shared Accounting Module

The Shared Accounting Module (SAM) is an application that carries out the process of validating or deriving Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) and Business Event Type Code (BETC) combinations to assist GWA in classifying financial transactions as they occur.

The SAM application is becoming the single source for Enterprise Reference Data to government agencies and Treasury applications.

SAM works in one of three modes in order to classify transactions appropriately:

  • Validation Mode
  • Translation Mode
  • Default Mode

In validation mode, SAM will verify that the TAS-BETC information attached to collection, disbursement and Intra-Governmental Payment & Collection (IPAC) transactions is valid.

In translation mode, SAM will translate the Classification Keys (C-Keys) attached to the transaction to the corresponding TAS-BETC located on the Cash Flow Profile.

In default mode, collection, disbursement and IPAC transactions containing invalid TAS-BETC or C-Key data are classified to a default TAS-BETC.

The SAM Conversion Team will work closely with Federal Program Agencies (FPAs) in analyzing their collections processes in order to develop a Cash Flow Profile (CFP) containing their C-Key information. FPAs will be responsible for managing and updating their CFPs and C-Key data for their agency.

The SAM application also serves as a single touch point for Enterprise Reference Data (ERD). Trading Partners can receive ERD directly from SAM. For more information, please visit the Enterprise Reference Data page.

SAM also maintains a public website (SAM PWS) containing the most current list of disbursement, IPAC, and collection TAS-BETCs.

For questions contact:

Treasury Support Center
Phone: (877) 440-9476
E-mail: sam_tsc@stls.frb.org

SAM Overview Presentation power point document (1.7 mb)

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