Bureau of the Fiscal Service

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Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Agency overview
FormedOctober 7, 2012 (2012-10-07)
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionUnited States federal government
HeadquartersLiberty Loan Federal Building
Washington, D.C.
38°53′05″N 77°02′09″W / 38.8846779°N 77.0359374°W / 38.8846779; -77.0359374
Employees1,969 FTE (2020)[1]
Annual budget$857,202,000 (2020)[1]
Agency executive
Parent departmentUnited States Department of the Treasury
Websitewww.fiscal.treasury.gov Edit this at Wikidata

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Fiscal Service replaced the Bureau of the Public Debt and the Financial Management Service effective October 7, 2012, by directive of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.[2] The merger of the two agencies and their data centers saved $415 million.[3]

The Bureau manages the government's accounting, central payment systems, and public debt.[4] It also operates the TreasuryDirect website for purchasing Treasury securities.[5]

Among some of its better known duties is to collect any voluntary donations made to the government for reduction of the public debt.[6] The amount of donations has averaged $2.3 million per year during the last 26 years.[7] By comparison, the public debt was over $20 trillion as of 2017.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "Bureau of the Fiscal Service: Program Summary by Budget Activity". U.S. Department of the Treasury. 2020.
  2. ^ "Bureau of the Fiscal Service - About". Bureau of the Fiscal Service. 2018. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Wenger, Yvonne (September 9, 2012). "Md. lawmakers protest loss of 450 federal jobs". The Baltimore Sun. p. A8.
  4. ^ "Bureau of the Fiscal Service - Our Programs". Bureau of the Fiscal Service. 2013. Archived from the original on November 29, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Trompor, Susan (May 28, 2023). "Nationwide savings bond scheme leads to headaches". Detroit Free Press. p. B1, B3.
  6. ^ Purcell, Tom (January 28, 2017). "Your gift can help pay down US debt". News Herald (Port Clinton, Ohio). p. A5.
  7. ^ "Government - Gift Contributions to Reduce Debt Held by the Public". Archived from the original on October 6, 2021.
  8. ^ Yamachika, Tom (December 10, 2017). "Voluntary Additional Tax?" West Hawaii Today. p. C4.

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