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TREASURY DIRECTIVE 73-03

 
DATE:  May 16, 2014
SUBJECT: Official Flags of the Department of the Treasury
1.   PURPOSE.  This Directive sets forth policy for the acquisition and display of the official flag of the Department of the Treasury, and describes the official Treasury flag and the flags of rank for senior Secretarial Officers.
2.   SCOPE.  This Directive applies to all bureaus, the Departmental Offices (DO), and the offices of the Department’s Inspectors General.  The provisions of this Directive shall not be construed to interfere with or impede the authorities or independence of the Department’s Inspectors General.
3.   POLICY.  It is the policy of the Department of the Treasury that:
a.   the Treasury flag may be displayed in reception rooms and lobbies of buildings in which Treasury bureaus and offices are the sole occupants;
b.   the Treasury flag should be displayed, usually with the United States flag, on buildings or the grounds of buildings in which Treasury bureaus and offices are the sole occupants;
c.   bureau heads and the Inspectors General may extend the eligibility of the Treasury flag for individuals other than those listed in paragraph 4.c. or for locations such as auditoriums.  Each determination of additional eligibility shall be in writing, and a copy shall be sent to the Director, Office of Asset Management, DO; and
d.   determinations of unique cases of eligibility in DO shall be made by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privacy, Transparency, and Records only.
4.   OFFICIAL TREASURY FLAG.
a.   Description.  The Treasury flag has a background of Irish green with a shield resting upon an eagle.  The eagle holds a scroll in its beak with the words “The Department of the Treasury.”  The obverse side of the scroll is Old Glory Blue with black shadows, and the letters are white.  The reverse side of the scroll is white with dark gray, gray, and light gray shadows.  The eagle faces to its right with its claws holding another scroll containing the numerals “1789” in white.  The shield background, which is yellow with brown outlines and yellow-orange shadows, contains a chevron of blue crested by 13 white stars.  An oak branch on the right and an olive branch is on the left flank.  Beneath the chevron is a traditional Treasury key in white with light gray shadows.  Above the chevron are balances in white with light gray shadows pivoting upon an old glory blue anchor with the ring at the top.  Flags intended for indoor display have a gold fringe.
 
b.   Sizes.  For outdoor display, the Treasury flag is 5 ft. by 9 ft. and 4 in.  For indoor display, the Treasury flag is 4 ft. and 4 in. by 5 ft. and 6 in.  Printed miniature flags may be used for banquets, international activities, and ceremonial purposes.  Treasury flags are made of nylon for both indoor and outside display.  The designs on both flags conform to the military specification MIL-F-2692.
c.   Eligibility.  Only those Treasury officials listed below are authorized to display a Treasury flag in their respective offices, usually with the U.S. flag, as property of the Department.
      Secretary of the Treasury
Deputy Secretary
Under Secretaries
General Counsel
Assistant Secretaries
Treasurer of the United States
Inspector General
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
      Bureau Heads            
      Director, Office of Financial Research
      Chief Counsel, IRS
      Any other Treasury Official who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate
 
d.   Treasury officials displaying a Treasury flag in offices but not listed under subsection 4 c of this directive may display flags until their departure from Treasury.  Upon their departure, flags will be returned to the Director, Real Estate and Facilities Management Division.
5.   REQUISITIONING A TREASURY FLAG.  Bureaus and offices shall determine and satisfy their requirements for the Treasury flag through their own procurement actions and may contact Personal Property Services, Real Estate and Facilities Management Division for source and price information regarding the Treasury flag.
6.   DISPLAY OF THE TREASURY AND UNITED STATES FLAGS.  When the flag of the United States is on display:
a.   on the stage with the speaker, it will be on the left side of the audience and the Treasury flag will be to the right of the audience;
b.   with the Treasury flag in a Treasury office, the flags should be behind the official’s desk or against the wall.  The flag of the United States would be at the observer’s left and the Treasury flag should be on the right;
c.   with the Treasury flag from the side of the building, the flag of the United States should be displayed in a position of prominence;
d.   with the Treasury flag from two separate ground-mounted masts, the flag of the United States should be flown at the observer’s left;
e.   in a lobby with the Treasury flag, the flag of the United States should be at the observer’s left;
f.    on the same halyard with the Treasury flag, the flag of the United States should be at the highest point; and
g.   with two flags such as the Treasury flag and a bureau flag or a flag of rank, the flag of the United States should be in the center at a point higher than the other two flags.
7.   FLAGS OF RANK.
a.   The Flag of Rank for the Secretary has a background of old glory blue fringed in golden yellow.  The shield background, crossed anchors outside the shield, and 13 crested stars are all in white.  Inside the shield, the balances above the chevron, the chevron, and the traditional Treasury key beneath the chevron are all in old glory blue.
b.   The Flag of Rank for the Deputy Secretary has a background of white fringed in golden yellow.  The shield background, crossed anchors outside the shield, and 13 crested stars are all in old glory red.  Inside the shield, the balances above the chevron, the chevron, and the traditional Treasury key beneath the chevron are all in white.
c.   The Flag of Rank for an Under Secretary has a background of old glory red fringed in golden yellow.  The shield background, crossed anchors outside the shield, and 13 crested stars are all in white.  Inside the shield, the balances above the chevron, the chevron, and the traditional Treasury key beneath the chevron are all in old glory red.
d.   The Flag of Rank for an Assistant Secretary has a background of white fringed in golden yellow.  The shield background, crossed anchors outside the shield, and 13 crested stars are all in old glory blue. Inside the shield, the balances above the chevron, the chevron, and the traditional Treasury key beneath the chevron are all in white.
8.   FLAGS AS SERVICE AWARDS.
a.   Eligibility.  The Treasury flag or a Flag of Rank may be used as a service award presented to appointees at the Assistant Secretary and higher levels who have rendered faithful service to the Department and the Administration during their tenure.  Service must be a minimum of one year in duration.  Appointees may receive either a folded standard-size Treasury flag or Flag of Rank appropriate for their position.
b.   Request.  The departing official, or designee, shall request a service award flag from the Director, Real Estate and Facilities Management Division   
9.   CANCELLATION.  Treasury Directive 73-03, “Official Flags of the Department of the Treasury,” dated October 30, 2008, is superseded.
10. REFERENCES. 105th Congress, 1st Session - Senate Document 105-013, “Our Flag.”
11. OFFICE OF PRIMARY INTEREST.  Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management & Budget, and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Privacy, Transparency, and Records.
/S/
Nani A. Coloretti
Assistant Secretary for Management
 
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