The Federal Reserve Banks’ Check Services will be unavailable between 3 a.m. ET on Saturday, August 15 and 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 16. The freeze period is necessary to conduct a Systemwide contingency test.
During the test, check files will not be processed and deposit notifications will not be generated. Check files normally deposited during this period will need to be held and processed after the test is completed, which is expected to be after 2 p.m. ET on August 16.