Fiscal Year 2012 Bank Secrecy Act/Anti–Money Laundering Training

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Bank Secrecy Act/Anti–Money Laundering (BSA/AML) mandatory training course is now available online through the Learning Management System (LMS). All postal employees who sell United States Postal Service® financial instruments (postal money orders and Sure Money®) and those who supervise them must complete course number 10020301: BSA: Recognize Suspicious Transactions.

This course is approved as one of the FY2012 strategic training initiatives. The field budget allocation included work hours for this course because it falls in the legal or compliance training category. The training must be com­pleted by September 30, 2012.


To combat money laundering in the United States, Con­gress enacted a series of laws collectively known as the Bank Secrecy Act. The Postal Service™, as a seller of money orders, is specifically named in the Act and must comply with all of the requirements of the law. One of the requirements under the Act is to report suspicious transac­tions involving Postal Service financial instruments.

The purpose of this training is to help retail associates, Post Office Operations Managers (POOMs), postmasters, relief postmasters, officers-in-charge, station managers, and supervisors recognize potentially suspicious transactions.

Training Methods

The preferred method for taking the course is online through the Learning Management System (LMS) Learning Portal. Employees who work at offices with a very slow Internet connection may take the course via a CD.

If you are unable to complete the web-based version of the course through the Learning Portal because of a low bandwidth connection, contact your local Learning Devel­opment and Diversity staff for a copy of the CD. You can also order a training CD directly through the Topeka Mate­rial Distribution Center (MDC) or eBuy2 under the supplier Digital using NSN #6910-15-000-9902. Document the completion of training via the CD in the After-the-Fact (ATF) portal. Do not book into the web-based course described below if using the CD version.

Instructions for Training Completion: Bargaining Unit and EAS Non-Exempt Employees

All employees associated with occupational codes required to take this training will see this course automati­cally populate in their LMS Learning Portal screens.

To find the course, follow these basic steps:

1. Log into the LMS. (Under “Essential Links” on the Blue home page, click Learning Management Sys­tem. Use your ACE ID and Password. Click the Learning Portal icon.)

2. Navigate to the Messages and Notes section.

a. Click the Mandatory Courses tab. You will see the BSA: Recognize Suspicious Transaction course listed.

b. Click the course. The course information popu­lates on the right.

3. Click Book this Course.

4. Once the course is booked, click Start Now.

5. Once the course is completed, your training history automatically lists this training as completed.

Instructions for Training Completion: EAS-Exempt Employees

1. Log into the Learning Management System. Under “Essential Links” on the Blue home page, click Learning Management System. Use your ACE ID and Password.

2. Click the Learning Portal icon.

3. Enter the course number, 10020301, into the Search Term box on the left. Click Find.

4. The course information automatically populates on the right.

5. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Click Book This Course.

6. Wait for a confirmation screen confirming your enroll­ment.

7. Click Start Now to begin the course.

Web-based Training

1. After completing the web-based training, click Log Off.

2. Wait for the Learning Portal to refresh.

3. Once the course description page refreshes, you see a note at the top of the course information page that reads “You have already completed and passed this course.” The course is no longer listed under My Training Activities.

4. The course is now listed within the section Complet­ed Courses.

CD Version — For Offices With Low Connectivity

Follow these steps to receive course credit after the course content has been completed.

1. Launch the ATF Portal.

2. Click Find. Enter the course number — 10020301. Click Find again.

3. Click the gray square on the left of the course name to ensure it is highlighted.

4. Click Add.

5. Click Create Roster.

6. Enter the start date and end date.

7. Click Next. Click Find Participant.

8. In Participant Search, use the drop-down menu to choose Personnel Number (EID). Enter EID. Click Find.

9. Click Add Course Participant in the gray box.

10. Change the Pass column from “Not Rated” to “Course Passed.” Click Submit.

11. The course is added to your training record.

LMS Issues

If you have problems with the LMS, contact your local Learning Development and Diversity (formerly PEDC) staff.


Employees do not need access to the BSA system to take the Suspicious Transaction Training course. Do not request access to the BSA system through eAccess to enroll in the training course.


BSA Program Office,
Corporate Treasury, 5-17-12