For the 2012 holiday season, the Federal Reserve Banks will process your holiday currency special requests during two separate ordering periods. The special ordering periods will be October 26 – November 1 and November 30 – December 6. All orders placed during the special ordering period must be picked up from the Federal Reserve’s docks by the Friday following the last order day, that is, Friday, November 2, and Friday, December 7, respectively. Thus, you must ensure your institution has made appropriate transit accommodations, as no orders will be held over to the following week.
Your institution may place orders to meet its holiday currency needs using the FedLine Web® access solution, which provides easy to use features to request either fit currency or new currency. If you desire both new and fit currency, you will need to place two separate orders — one for fit and one for new. All orders will be filled with your requested currency type unless the supply has been temporarily exhausted.
During the holiday currency special ordering period, standard cash ordering requirements will remain in place. If your institution places two orders for any of your ten non-priced designated endpoints, one for fit and one for new currency, the Uniform Cash Access Policy (UCAP) fee will be waived and reversed for the second order. Any additional orders placed beyond the second order, or for endpoints that do not meet the requirements for free access, will still be subject to the UCAP fee. Also, if your institution deposits fit currency in a denomination covered by the Recirculation Policy and orders new currency in the same denomination within the same Federal Reserve Bank zone or sub-zone from October 29 – November 2 and December 3 – 7, any resulting cross-shipping fees will be waived for those weeks.
Under certain circumstances, some Reserve Bank Offices may also accept requests for new currency at different times than those noted above. For further information and instructions on these types of requests, including other cultural holidays, contact your local Federal Reserve Bank Office. It is important to note that any requests for new currency granted outside of these two special ordering periods are still subject to UCAP and cross-shipping fees.
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