Financial Update (January-March 2001)
Atlanta Fed Updates Brochure About the Federal Reserve
he task: to explain a complex organization like the Federal Reserve System in a concise and easy-to-understand manner. The result: the Atlanta Fed’s updated, redesigned Federal Reserve Structure & Functions brochure, which describes the Federal Reserve System’s diverse responsibilities as the U.S. central bank.
The Fed in brief
Federal Reserve Structure & Functions provides a brief summary of the establishment of the Federal Reserve System, outlines its primary goals and describes its structure: the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., 12 regional Reserve Banks and their branches, and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
The brochure also discusses the Fed’s primary functions:
How to order copies
In addition to a variety of economic and banking periodicals, the Atlanta Fed also produces the brochures Dollars and Cents, which describes the types and features of U.S. paper money and coins, the circulation of money, tips for spotting counterfeit currency, and rules about reproducing currency, and Checkbooklet, which provides basic information about checking accounts, special types of checks, and the check collection system and summarizes the advantages and risks involved in writing and receiving checks.
To order copies of these brochures (1 to 30 copies are free) use the online order form at www.frbatlanta.org/publica/pubs_ordform.cfm, or contact the Atlanta Fed’s Public Affairs Department, 104 Marietta Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2713, 404-498-8020.