The Accounts Receivable Servicing APHIS team is responsible for customer account management to include collections, customer service, and debt management for APHIS programs. The team posts APHIS manual collections while working together to maintain timely and accurate processing and collection matters. Further, staff collects agency debts for reimbursable agreements, user fees, civil penalties, reimbursable overtime, and other miscellaneous activities. The staff collects current agency debts as well as agency debts that are overdue. While most of the debts involve reimbursable services, many are established to recover funds for damage to government
property, contract defaults or overpayments, and penalties assessed for violation of administrative laws. To facilitate success, staff fully utilizes skills in financial analysis, investigation, and negotiation.
Customer Account Management
Trust Fund (TF) accounts are monetary accounts in which funds are placed in the custody of a trustee by a party (the trustor or cooperator) to be administered by APHIS (the trustee) for the trustor's benefit.
APHIS TF accounts have treasury authority under treasury symbol 12X8226. APHIS collects deposits for each account, which are later disbursed in accordance with services provided by APHIS. TFs are full cost recovery accounts, meaning that all costs incurred by APHIS pertaining to a TF account, must be funded by the TF cooperator. Many of these services provided by APHIS relate to inspection of importing produce, plants, or animals into the United States.
If you are part of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) direct questions to:
Trust Fund Lead, Lora Swanson: 612‐336‐3392
Or email: MPLS.TF.TEAM@APHIS.USDA.GOV
Responsibilities by Party