Century Date Change (CDC) testing is progressing well in the Eighth District with nearly 300 customers to date having tested with the Fed. To help institutions during testing, the Fed has published several CDC Bulletins. Following are some highlights.
CDC Bulletin No. 1—Contains information about any file format changes and "windowing" rules for Fed services.
CDC Bulletin No. 3—Contains the 1998 testing schedules for most Fed services and an overview of the testing approach for many major services. A District supplement, which contains scheduling and testing approach information for Check, TT&L and Cash, also is available.
CDC Bulletin No. 4—Contains some additional/updated scheduling information and a substantial amount of detail about how to test with several Fed services. This bulletin also provides information about the source of test data for each of the services listed. A District supplement, which provides similar information for Check and TT&L, also is available.
CDC Bulletin No. 5—Provides updated scheduling information for several services and focuses on testing with us during the Shared Test Days. A District supplement, which provides similar information for Check, TT&L and Cash, also is available.
Test Request Form—This form must be submitted by any institution before testing with the Federal Reserve. The Fed needs this form at least two weeks in advance of the first testing date to make sure the institution is properly set up for testing.