This section offers information on the steps you need to complete to set up access to the Reporting Central application. Please review the instructions below, follow the links to the forms that must be completed and review the resources that include the Reporting Central Resource Center, frequently asked questions and contact information.
Please take this time to identify all reports for which your organization is responsible. Your organization should identify all individuals who will need to obtain FedLine Web® credentials so that they can access the Reporting Central application to submit the reports. After having identified the individuals who will need to obtain credentials, you will need to select under which organization(s) individuals will be credentialed. At the selected organization(s), you will either need to establish new End User Authorization Contacts (EUAC) or determine which existing EUAC(s) will be utilized.
It is important to follow the steps below in a sequential manner, as each one is dependent upon the successful completion of its predecessor.
NOTE: We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the benefits of electronic submission for all applicable reports. When using the FedLine® access solutions, your organization is obligated to comply with the terms and conditions of Operating Circular 5 (OC 5) and the Certification Practice Statement (CPS). Organizations can request an unlimited number of credentials (FedLine Subscribers) for Reporting Central at no charge. Please ensure that you comply with the FedLine Web Solution minimum hardware and software requirements. For additional information, review the FedLine Web page.
To work through the setup steps listed below, an organization first needs to identify the following:
Q: Has your organization established FedLine Subscribers for Reporting Central?
Q: Under which organization will the authorized individual and EUAC be established?
Once Steps 1 and 2 are complete, then your EUAC needs to establish FedLine Subscribers via Step 3.
Step 1: Designate Authorized Individuals — Organizations without authorized individuals, EUACs or Subscribers established should begin here.
An authorized individual establishes your organization's authority to engage in business with the Federal Reserve and ensures that instructions are accepted only from those individuals that you authorize for your organization.
Step 2: Establish End User Authorization Contacts (EUACs) — Organizations with authorized individuals established, but without EUACs or Subscribers established, should begin here.
An EUAC is responsible for managing FedLine and Reporting Central electronic access. EUACs have the authority to designate individuals (Subscribers) who will submit reports via FedLine Web Solution, and who are critical to the Reporting Central application setup process.
NOTE: Regarding Step 2 and Step 3, if you plan to set up any EUACs and Subscribers who are located outside of the United States or its territories, please contact the Customer Contact Center for more information on this process.
Step 3: Set Up New or Make Changes to Existing FedLine Subscribers — Organizations with authorized individuals and EUACs established, but without FedLine Subscribers established, should begin here. EUACs should also review existing Subscribers and request changes, if needed.
Subscribers have responsibility for FedLine credentials, which are required to access the Reporting Central application.
Note: Please ensure that you include your organization's ABA# or CIN# on forms when completing Steps 1, 2 and 3 above. If you do not have an ABA# or a CIN#, please use your organization's RSSD ID.
Step 4: Set Up Report Access — Organizations with authorized individuals, EUACs and FedLine Subscribers established, but without individuals who have report series access established should begin here. Organizations will be contacted and will receive separate instructions to set up access to each report in advance of its transition to Reporting Central.
EUACs at organizations responsible for submitting reports must grant individual report series access to the Reporting Central application for each Subscriber to whom a FedLine credential has been issued. The Federal Reserve Bank Subscriber Access Request Form for Reporting Central (Form RC-1) includes a listing of all reports that are currently available within the Reporting Central application. You can request access for all reports for which your organization is responsible using one form per Subscriber per legal entity. However, you can submit a spreadsheet if a Subscriber needs to request access to submit reports for more than 10 legal entities.
The Affiliate EUAC Setup Option is an alternative to setting up an EUAC within your organization and is your choice, based on how your organization wants to manage FedLine access.
If your organization is part of a holding company organization, "affiliate" for this purpose is an entity within the holding company organization that already has EUACs established to manage FedLine access to other Federal Reserve Bank services that your organization has elected to use for managing Reporting Central Subscriber access.
A holding company organization need only establish the EUAC(s) under one of the organizations in its structure. If your organization decides to utilize existing EUAC(s), please notify your local Reporting Central District Contact of your intention.
The diagram above illustrates:
Decision 1: FedLine Subscribers are needed to access Reporting Central to submit the Regulatory reports and Deposit reports. Who are the Subscribers and in which organization are they located (the Holding Company or DI)?
NOTE: An EUAC must be established to manage electronic access and set up Subscribers for FedLine and Reporting Central.
Decision 2: Under which organization should EUACs be established to manage electronic access?
The links below provide more information about the Reporting Central application:
Please contact your local Reporting Central District Contact with questions regarding electronic submission of financial data and reporting instructions. For assistance with setting up access to the Reporting Central application via the FedLine Web Solution, contact the Federal Reserve's Customer Contact Center.