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Reference & Guidance

Reference & Guidance

Featured Reference Material

Treasury Financial Manual (TFM)

The TFM is the Department of the Treasury’s official publication of policies, procedures, and instructions concerning financial management in the Federal Government.


Treasury Financial Experience (TFX)

Your How-To Guide for Federal Financial Management is a one-stop-shop where agencies can access policy and guidance on financial management practices and standards.


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About the U.S. Standard General Ledger (USSGL)

The USSGL provides a uniform chart of accounts & technical guidance for standardizing federal agency accounting.

Learning and support scenarios for USSGL users
Current USSGL at the Treasury Financial Manual

Financial Management Standards

The Financial Management Standards are tools to provide guidance and direction in Federal financial management.

Learn more about the Financial Management Standards

Reference Books

green book

Green Book

The Green Book is a comprehensive guide for financial institutions that receive ACH payments from and send payments (i.e. collections) to the federal government.

link to the gold-book

Gold Book

Check reclamation is a recovery procedure used by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service to obtain refunds (reclamations) from a presenting financial institution for paid U.S. Treasury checks.

link to the fast-book


The FAST Book is Supplement 1 to Volume I of the Treasury Financial Manual (TFM). It lists receipt, appropriation, and other fund account symbols and titles assigned by the Department of the Treasury.

Regulations and Guidance, by Program Area

More Reference and Guidance

Annual Fiscal Service Letters

View the annual Fiscal Service letters.

Last modified 02/08/24