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The US Standard General Ledger (USSGL)

The cornerstone of financial systems

The U.S. Standard General Ledger Issues Form and BETC Request Form

The U.S. Standard General Ledger Issues Form provides a standard method of presenting the USSGL staff with current issues in need of attention.

It allows the USSGL staff to track and monitor resolved and unresolved issues, as well as further develop the USSGL Most Frequently Asked Questions web page.

It is to be submitted by Federal agency representatives, or persons working with Federal agency representatives, who have an issue or question pertaining to the USSGL.

Please fill out and submit the form below, or use the Word version Word Document.

Date of Submission:

Agency Submitted By:

Point of Contact Name:
E-mail Address:
Phone Number:
Name of Agency Representative:
(Representative will receive copy of this form)
E-mail Address of Agency Representative:
Scope of Issue:
Government-Wide    Agency Specific    Other
Complete the following lines and attach supporting documentation of issue.
Affected USSGL Account(s):





BETC is the acronym for Business Event Type Code that refers to the data element (up to 8-characters) that indicates the type of activity being reported for a specific transaction (e.g. disbursement, payments, collections, borrowing, refund, etc.)

A BETC must accompany the Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) and the dollar amount in order to classify the activity against the Fund Balance with Treasury.

This BETC REQUEST Form 5753 is for New and Existing BETC's.

When you select the submit button on this form it will send it to the BETC and BAAS Team e-mail addresses:

BETCTEAM@Fiscal.Treasury.Gov and


For more BETC information please refer to:


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