DATE: November 3, 1992


SUBJECT: Authorization to Sign Treasury Checks

  1. DELEGATION. By virtue of the authority granted to the Fiscal Assistant Secretary by Treasury Order (TO) 101-05, the Chief Disbursing Officer, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is delegated authority to sign, in that official's name, checks drawn against all accounts of the Secretary of the Treasury.
  2. SCOPE. This directive applies to all bureaus, offices, and organizations in the Department of the Treasury, including the offices of inspectors general within the Department. The provisions of this order shall not be construed to interfere with or impede the authorities or independence of the Department’s Inspector General, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
  3. REDELEGATION. The Chief Disbursing Officer may delegate this authority to Disbursing Officers under that official's control and supervision.
  4. PROCEDURE. Checks signed by the Chief Disbursing Officer against accounts of the Secretary of the Treasury shall be signed as follows:
    Secretary of the Treasury
    Chief Disbursing Officer or
    Treasury Disbursing Officer
  5. CANCELLATION. Treasury Directive 16-23, "Authorization to Sign Treasury Checks," dated September 22, 1986, is superseded.
  6. AUTHORITY. TO 101-05, "Reporting Relationships and Supervision of Officials, Offices and Bureaus, Delegation of Certain Authority, and Order of Succession in the Department of the Treasury."
  7. OFFICE OF PRIMARY INTEREST. Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary.


Gerald Murphy
Fiscal Assistant Secretary