ACH Compliance and Origination - ODFI Responsibilities

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW15C8652

  • Minimum requirements in the Originator - ODFI agreement
  • Tips on setting exposure limits
  • Obligations of the Originator
  • Warranties of the ODFI
  • Prenote processing and the Originator/ODFI
  • NOC (COR Entry) processing-listing timeframes for each step

Overview of the webinar

According to the NACHA Operating Rules, the ODFI takes on all the warranties and responsibilities for each and every ACH Entry they transmit into the network, What does this mean? What about the Originator – What is their Role?  Do they have responsibilities and obligations?
Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH are the two most common forms of ACH origination Entries; then there are your non-consumer or corporate payments, followed by your check conversion and other types of transactions such as WEB and TEL.
Originators and ODFI’s NEED agreements in place to identify the responsibilities of each party when ACH transactions are submitted. Exposure limits need to be set and processing schedules determined. Same Day ACH – Do you have any Originators who are interested in sending and updated procedures accordingly?

Who should attend?

  • ACH Operations Staff
  • Compliance Officers (Auditors)
  • ACH Managers
  • Electronic Payments Professionals
  • AAP’s - keeping up with changes in ACH Rules and wanting to earn AAP Continuing Education Credits
  • Anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge of new rules

Why should you attend?

This 90-minute information-filled session will include the elements of the ACH Originator-ODFI agreement, why they are needed and the purpose they serve. Included will be identifying Exposure Limits and ensuring that each Originator is in compliance with the NACHA Operating Rules when it comes to the elements within that agreement plus covering all authorization requirements. 
What are the Originator’s obligations and the warranties that the ODFI will carry when they transmit ACH Entries into the network? How are Returns, Notifications of Change and Prenotes handled - are your procedures’ up to date?
This session will identify how to remain in compliance with the NACHA Operating Rules during the transmission of ACH Entries. A “must-attend” session!


Faculty - Ms. Donna Olheiser

Donna K Olheiser, AAP, is the vice president of Education Services and founder of Dynamic Mastership, LLC. She is an enthusiastic and energetic Certified Master Trainer with over 14 years’ experience. She has designed and facilitated over 150 training sessions each year with her expertise being the rules for companies and financial institutions when processing electronic (specifically ACH) payments, then scheduling the events to facilitate/deliver the material through a variety of venues (webinars, teleseminars, in-person workshops, including regional and national conferences).
Ms. Olheiser is also an experienced project manager managing education programs for organizations per their requests on processing electronic payments while developing personalized training programs for financial institutions. She has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry which includes 9 years’ experience as the education service director at a Regional Payments Association (RPA), where she managed and facilitated the entire education program for nearly 800 financial institution members. Prior to that, Ms. Olheiser spent 14 years in various departments with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and also holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation (achieved in 2004).
Her extensive knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for transferring payment processing knowledge using the adult learning theory is remarkable and has helped many payment professionals perform daily operational tasks including exception processing while remaining compliant with the NACHA Operating Rules. She uses scenarios and examples to bring the learning home, easy to comprehend and apply to real-life day-to-day ACH processing. Ms. Olheiser’s ability to engage the learner through the entire training event helps the adult learner apply what they’ve learned during and after each training session.

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