Open for Comment: Proposal announced for Fedwire® Funds Service and the National Settlement Service (NSS) expansion of operating days

May 7, 2024


On May 3, 2024, the Federal Reserve Board announced (Off-site) in a Federal Register Notice (Off-site, PDF) that it is requesting comments on a proposal to expand the operating days of the Fedwire Funds Service and the National Settlement Service (NSS) to include weekends and holidays.

Currently, both the Fedwire Funds Service and NSS operate Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Under the proposal, both services would operate every day of the year. The operating hours each day would remain the same, with the Fedwire Funds Service open 22 hours per day, and NSS closing 30 minutes earlier, open 21.5 hours per day. Use of the expanded operating days by service participants would be voluntary.

The Board requests comments from across the industry on the proposal, including benefits and potential costs and risks. The public comment period will last 60 days.

How do I submit a comment?

  • You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. OP-1831 by online submission or email (see below buttons) or by fax at: (202) 452-3819 or (202) 452-3102. When submitting comments by email or fax, include the docket number in the subject line of the message.
  • For information on submitting comments, please visit (Off-site).