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Updates for Agencies & Circular Letters

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Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) and Business Event Type Code (BETC)

Effective January 1, 2014. Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service will require the Component TAS format on all IPAC transaction types (e.g. Payments and Collections). In order to comply with this mandate, agencies must include their TAS/BETC on all obligation documents submitted to the Government Printing Office. For more information and FAQ's, refer to Circular Letters 882, 893 and 903 at this URL

Updates for GPO's Simplified Purchase Agreement (SPA) (May – 2014)
Effective April 14, 2014, the SPA agreements used by each of GPO's central and regional offices were revised. In addition, GPO has developed an enhanced on-line database for its authorized users which includes real time certified vendors and authorized customer agencies for each office SPA.

To read more about these enhancements, go to:

Updates to the CFR Schedule
Updates to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Schedule can be found in the Quick Links section of the website for the Official Journals of Government.
Circular Letters
Circular Letters form a vital communications link between the U.S. Government Printing Office and its customers in the Federal community. Receive a brief e-mail message each time a new Circular Letter is published on the Web. Send your e-mail address, name, and the name of your agency to To see a complete listing, go to Circular Letters.

Interagency Council on Printing and Publications Services
GPO hosts, and is an active participant, of the Interagency Council on Printing and Publishing Services. Only Federal employees involved in printing and publishing may join and attend meetings.

The meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every other month at GPO in the Carl Hayden Room from 1:00-2:30 ET. If you are a Federal Customer and would like to participate in the meetings, please submit your contact information to and we will add you to our email reminder list. All meetings are available for Federal customers via teleconference to accommodate our regional customers.

The next meetings are as follows: October 8, December 10 (location to be announced), February 11, April 8, and June 10.

History and Purpose of ICPPS
The Interagency Council on Printing and Publishing Services was established on April 14, 1976, as an advisory body to the Public Printer. Activities of the Council are credited with extensive improvements to the Federal Printing Program. The Council's activities support and enhance these organizations in meeting their communication mission through the GPO by:
  • addressing current and future issues
  • developing plans and objectives
  • providing for a cooperative relationship between Federal organizations and GPO that will ultimately strengthen the Federal Printing Program

Printing has evolved as a result of technological advances forms and social media  The ICPPS recognizes this evolution and strives to incorporate these advances into our business practices.

Council Goals
  • Develop recommendations designed to enhance Federal organizations and GPO's efforts to provide the most efficient, effective, and economical service possible
  • Propose new printing and publishing policy
  • Exchange views and examine mutual concerns among Federal printing representative
  • Develop and disseminate information relating to training and knowledge-sharing opportunities

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The Institute at GPO
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