OTCnet News and Updates
It’s Time to Upgrade! Release 3.3 Introduces New OLB, Firmware, and a Simplified Download Process
On September 26, 2020, OTCnet Release 3.3 will introduce OTCnet Local Bridge (OLB) 2.2.0 and Firmware 4.3.0. Also, versions prior to OLB 2.2.0 and Firmware 4.3.0 will be removed from OTCnet for download. It is required that your agency upgrade its workstations to OLB 2.2.0 and Firmware 4.3.0 (for Check Processing only) for protection against security threats. Visit the 3.3 Release Notes to learn more.
Is your Agency Aware of Current Emergency Procedures?
Several agencies that use deposit reporting have found that their local financial institution is closed. As a result, contingency plans are necessary in order to continue agency deposits and operations. Ensure your agency is aware of Fiscal Service’s Emergency Procedures by visiting the OTCnet Emergency Procedures webpage.
Is Your Agency Preparing for New Agency Operations?
The current pandemic has impacted businesses across the country, as well as our government agencies. Learn how your agency can prepare to maximize collections in an environment that is safe for your employees and customers by visiting Preparing for New Agency Operations.
Upgrade to Windows 10
If your agency hasn’t done so already, we recommend upgrading your terminals to Windows 10 since Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft and will therefore no longer be supported by OTCnet. See more information.
Take Action: Safeguard, Eliminate and Reduce PII within OTCnet
As part of the federal government's continuing directive to protect, eliminate, and reduce the collection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data, OTCnet is encouraging agencies to remove PII user defined fields from their OTCnet forms. OTCnet will also start masking historical PII data in Release 3.4. Learn more on how to ensure that your agency is taking the necessary precautions to safeguard PII.
Domain Migration Planned for July 2021
The OTCnet domain will change from otcnet.fms.treas.gov to otcnet.for.fiscal.treasury.gov as part of the Department of Treasury’s domain transition. See more information on how to prepare for this transition.