ACH (Automated Clearing House)
What is ACH?
ACH stands for Automated Clearing House and refers to an electronic banking network often used for direct deposit and electronic bill payment. ACH is employed by many different institutions and is already in use by many Girl Scout councils around the country. Councils which have implemented ACH report that it has been well received.
2012-2013 ACH Program
Based on feedback from GSEP volunteers, the ACH Project Team is proceeding with a Coucil Wide ACH Program.
Spammers and phishers have been sending out emails with greater sophistication and referencing the name and address of NACHA, the organization that oversees the ACH network. Any information that GSEP will send out will come from a GSEP domain. Please consider any communication that has not been sent from a gsep.org or abcsnap.com domain. Emails that are received can be forwarded to NACHA’s abuse investigation department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is a problem with a troop’s bank account, the bank will place a call directly to the signers of the account. Please do not reply to any emails that you consider suspicious. ACH Forms and Resources
ACH Authorization Form: This form is completed by the troop leader and gives authorization to GSEP to debit/credit funds from a troop's bank account. This is required for participation in ACH.
ACH Extension Deadline Form: This form is only used for emergency purposes when appropriate funds are not available in a troop's bank account. Remember: any trustworthy person can deposit money into the troop's bank account.
Parent Debt Form: This form is only used for Parent Debt. The leader, TCM or TNAR should take special care to ensure that no parent accumulates a balance over
$250.00. GSEP will not reimburse parent debt over this balance.
ACH Troop Level Online Training Video: This video is a comprehensive training to educate troops in the process of ACH and how it is being implemented at GSEP. A certificate of completion can be printed and signed by participants. This can be accomplished by pressing the "Pause" button during the last slide of the video and printing the slide that contains the certificate.
ACH Information Worksheet: This form contains important ACH Infomation, such as contact information, form descriptions, and important tasks for troops to have a successful experience with ACH.
Troop Banking Resolution Letter: This letter designed for troops that need to open a Non-Profit troop account with a Bank of their choice. This letter must be used when opening an account for your Troop or Service Unit. Please provide this letter to the bank when opening the account.
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