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Time Certificate of Deposit Program (TCD Program)

The Time Certificate of Deposit program was established in 1973 to provide an opportunity for public depositaries in the State of Washington to receive a portion of surplus funds to benefit the local economy.

The Office of the State Treasurer (OST) accomplishes this through investments in Certificates of Deposit.

  • Funds are offered semi-annually (January and July) to every qualified Public Depositary in the State of Washington.
  • Allocation of funds based on financial institutions’ net worth provided by the PDPC.
  • All certificates are issued for approximately 181 days on a 365-day basis with simple interest paid at maturity.
  • The semi-annual rate will be set by OST using a bond yield calculated as 30 basis points over the current six-month Treasury Bill posting.
  • All Information about proposed CDs is available on the OST web site two to three days prior to rollover date. Public Depositaries must respond by fax, phone or email with any changes by 11:00 am one working day prior to the rollover date or the certificate will automatically renew at maturity.
  • All money transactions are done via Automated Clearing House (ACH); executed by OST.
  • All Certificates of Deposit will be in safekeeping at the participating bank.

New participants will need to contact OST with pertinent information, e.g., money transfer instructions.

If you are an existing participant and have not notified OST of any changes, your certificate will renew automatically at the rate posted. Interest on the maturing CD will be taken through ACH.

Note:  if the offering amount of the Time Deposits has increased, and you wish to accept the higher amount or you have other changes, you will need to contact our office.

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