Seal of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
U.S. Department of the Treasury 


About the BEP

Image of the BEP seal along with exteriors of the facilities in Washington, DC and Fort Worth, TX

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s mission is to develop and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. BEP’s vision is to be the world standard securities printer providing its customers and the public with superior products through excellence in manufacturing and innovation.

As its primary function, the BEP prints billions of dollars - referred to as Federal Reserve notes - each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve operates as the nation's central bank and serves to ensure that adequate amounts of currency and coin are in circulation. The BEP does not produce coins - all U.S. coinage is minted by the United States Mint. The BEP also advises other federal agencies on document security matters. In addition, the BEP processes claims for the redemption of mutilated currency. The BEP's research and development efforts focus on the continued use of automation in the production process and counterfeit deterrent technologies for use in security documents, especially United States currency.

Leonard R. Olijar
Leonard R. Olijar became the Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in May 2015, after serving as BEP’s Deputy Director from 2012 through 2014. The mission of the BEP is to develop and produce U.S. currency, trusted worldwide.  Mr. Olijar is currently leading BEP through a major reorganization, a complete recapitalization, and a quality transformation moving from quality inspection to quality assurance.

Doing Business with the BEP

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Challenge your mind and use your skills with a BEP career. Each of our employees plays a vital role in the development and production of U.S. currency.

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