FedACH® Services Operations Resources

The following FedACH Services resources provide detailed information and valuable links to support your Automated Clearing House (ACH) processing operations including, quality and volume statistics, testing and customer support information, and reference materials. These resources will help you better understand and use FedACH Services to their fullest potential.

FedACH Central Operations Support Sites

Details the types of support provided, hours of operation and contact information, including links to instructions and forms for requesting test files.

FedACH Transmission Deadlines and Distribution and Settlement Schedules (PDF)

Listing of transmission, distribution and settlement times for the FedACH Service and the FedACH SameDay Service.

FedACH Risk Management Services Resources

FedACH Risk® Management Services "Getting Started Guide for Setting Monitoring Criteria" (PDF)

Provides helpful guidance on how to approach setting FedACH Risk Origination Monitoring caps and/or FedACH Risk RDFI Alert thresholds.

FedACH Risk Origination Monitoring Service Setting Criteria Handbook: A Guide to Entering Monitoring Criteria (PDF)

Provides step-by-step instructions and tips for setting monitoring criteria in the FedACH Risk Origination Monitoring Service. Includes instructions for the data entry fields in the FedLine Access Solution screens.

FedACH Risk RDFI Alert Service – Setting Criteria Handbook: A Guide to Entering Monitoring Criteria (PDF)

Provides step-by-step instructions and tips for setting alert criteria in the FedACH Risk RDFI Alert Service. Includes instructions for the data entry fields in the FedLine Access Solution screens.

FedACH Risk Origination Monitoring Service Handbook (PDF)

Provides a comprehensive reference including an overview with examples; details to help get you started with the service; operational information about sending points, when a batch pends, changing service or management criteria, and historical reporting; frequently asked questions and Subscriber access role definitions.

FedACH Risk RDFI Alert Service Alert Criteria Field Definitions (PDF)

Review definitions for the available alert criteria field options.

FedACH Risk RDFI Alert Service – Quick Reference Guides:

Creating a Closed Account Transaction Tracker for the DFI (PDF)
The guide shows you how to create alerts to help ACH operations staff and fraud and risk managers keep an eye on activity from possible fraudsters and to notify customers of potentially valid transactions that may require attention as the receiver account has been closed.

Creating a Problematic / Suspect Originator Alert for the DFI (PDF)
The guide shows you how to create alerts to help ACH operations staff prepare to validate and return potentially problematic transactions as quickly as possible and to help risk management and fraud monitoring staff watch for potentially fraudulent entries coming in from originators identified on industry watch lists and take proactive measures to protect customers.

Creating a Basic Positive Pay Notification Service for the DFI Corporate Customer (PDF)
The guide shows you how to create alerts to give your institution’s cash/treasury management product managers the ability to offer business customers an ACH information service, provide them with basic positive pay notifications and help advance their acceptance of ACH transactions through insight into and control over their ACH activity.

Using the FedACH Risk RDFI Alert Service to Retire Old ACH Receipt RTNs (PDF)
The guide shows you how to structure RDFI Alert notices to identify and help you manage the last few entries remaining on an old ACH receipt RTN by walking you through the FedLine access solution entry screens used to establish the alert criteria and used to efficiently review alerts on activity found.

FedACH SameDay Service Resources

FedACH SameDay Service Participants

Provides a listing of customers participating in the FedACH SameDay Service

FedACH SameDay Service Implementation Task List (PDF)

User guide for implementing the FedACH SameDay Service.

FedACH SameDay Service Technical Reference Guide (PDF)

Provides technical details for FedACH SameDay Service users.

FedPayments Reporter Service Resources

EDI Fundamentals (PDF)

Provides a basic overview of financial EDI and an introduction to the FedPayments Reporter® Service

FedPayments Reporter Detailed Users Guide (PDF)

Provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the FedPayments Reporter Service.

FedPayments Reporter Service “Getting Started Guide for Setting Up Automated Reports” (PDF)

Provides helpful guidance for reviewing report options, for setting up reports in the service screens and for using the Encrypted e-mail delivery option.

FedPayments Reporter Service Overview (PDF)

Provides a high-level overview of the FedPayments Reporter Service

FedGlobal®ACH Payments Resources

FedGlobal Processing Resources

Includes implementation guides, exchange rate resources and much more.

Other Resources

Conducting ACH Business with the Federal Reserve Banks (PDF)

Presents information covering some of the unique aspects of doing business with FedACH Services including customer support, electronic access solutions, testing, value-added information services and additional education resources.

FedACH System Quality Statistics

Provides annual FedACH Services quality statistics.

For more information about FedACH Services, visit the Service Offerings pages or contact your FedACH Sales Specialist.