Operating Policy
Statement Regarding Treatment of 4-Month Treasury Bill in SOMA Operations
October 5, 2022

The U.S. Treasury has announced that it intends to transition its 4-month (17-week) cash management bill to benchmark status, with the first benchmark auction occurring on October 19, 2022.  Consistent with past practices, the Open Market Trading Desk (the Desk) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is prepared to include the 4-month bill in System Open Market Account (SOMA) operations and treat it in a similar manner to other Treasury bill securities, effective October 19.  These SOMA operations include the Desk’s rollovers of maturing Treasury security holdings at auction, securities lending, repurchase agreements, reverse repurchase agreements, and purchases of Treasury securities.

For further information on these operations, please refer to the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Treasury RolloversSecurities LendingStanding Repo Facility, Reverse Repurchase Agreements, and Treasury Purchases.

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