Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of the Treasury
ESTABLISHED: August 29, 1862
ADDRESS: 14th and C Sts. SW
Washington, DC 20228
PHONE: (202) 874-3019
URL: http://www.bep.treas.gov DIRECTOR: Larry Rolufs
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is the federal government's source for secure financial documents such as bills, securities, notes, and postage. Their most familiar products are the paper money and postage stamps Americans use every day, but the BEP also produces other securities and notes for the government. It is the BEP's mission to produce these securely and costeffectively and to make them as difficult to counterfeit as possible.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The BEP is headed by a director who is appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury. The director's office is located in Washington, D.C., where the bureau is headquartered. The Washington facility was the only location for the printing of secured documents until 1991 when the BEP completed a modern, high-volume, secure documents manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The Texas facility provides currency to...
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