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Notice: Pay.gov Disaster Recovery Exercise on Saturday, May 6, 2017

****Agencies are notified that on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm (ET), Pay.gov will conduct a Disaster Recovery Exercise (DRE) and transfer production system operations from the primary data center in Dallas, Texas (DOC) to the contingency data center in East Rutherford, New Jersey (EROC). This DRE is part of an ongoing effort to ensure system resiliency, high availability and optimize processes required to shift production system operations between the sites.

Agencies will experience a service interruption during the transfer of production system operations between data centers. The target duration for this DRE is four hours. Agencies will be notified by email once production system operations are fully restored and available for use. Agencies will also be notified via email by 9:30 pm (ET) should the DRE require more than four hours to complete.

To communicate with Pay.gov at EROC, agencies will need to ensure they use the correct IP addresses:

Pay.gov Production at EROC from agency perspective:
Outbound: - (https://www.pay.gov)

Pay.gov TCS Production at EROC from agency perspective:
Outbound: - (https://tcs.pay.gov)

Production system operations will remain at EROC for two weeks and transfer back to DOC on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The return transfer activities will require a similar service interruption.

Agencies will receive a reminder notice on May 17, 2016 in order to make appropriate preparations to support the transfer back to DOC. Agencies with questions or concerns should contact Pay.gov Customer Support at (800) 624-1373, option #2 or by email at pay.gov.clev@clev.frb.org. Regards, Pay.gov Customer Support *****

****CM/ECF has a maintenance window every Saturday from 8:00am - 12:00pm EST. During those times CM/ECF will be placed in a read only mode *****




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The court would like to make CM/ECF filers aware of certain security concerns relating to a software application or .plug-in. called RECAP, which was designed by a group from Princeton University to enable the sharing of court documents on the Internet. Once a user loads RECAP, documents that he or she subsequently accesses via PACER are automatically sent to a public Internet repository. Other RECAP/PACER users are then able to see whether documents are available from the Internet repository. RECAP captures District and Bankruptcy Court documents, but has not yet incorporated Appellate Court functionality. At this time, RECAP does not appear to provide users with access to restricted or sealed documents. Please be aware that RECAP is "open-source" software, which can be freely obtained by anyone with Internet access and modified for benign or malicious purposes, such as facilitating unauthorized access to restricted or sealed documents. Accordingly, CM/ECF filers are reminded to be diligent about their computer security practices to ensure that documents are not inadvertently shared or compromised. The court and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts will continue to analyze the implications of RECAP or related-software and advise you of any ongoing or further concerns.   ATTENTION: Firefox 4 has not been certified for use with CM/ECF at this time. Please refrain from using that version when accessing the Case Management System. This includes both CM/ECF and PACER. Firefox version 3.X and Internet Explorer version 8.X are compatible browsers with CM/ECF and PACER.
Thank you.
Buffalo Office:   Rochester Office:
U.S. Courthouse
2 Niagara Square
Buffalo, New York 14202-3350
  Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building
100 State Street
Rochester, New York 14614
The contact numbers are for the following Buffalo offices:   The contact numbers are for the following Rochester offices:
Office of the Clerk 716.551.1700   Office of the Clerk 585.613.4000
Juror Call-in Number 866.851.8154   Juror Call-in Number 866.851.8154
Chambers of the Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo 716.551.1620   Chambers of the Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr. 585.613.4090
Chambers of the Hon. John T. Curtin 716.551.1830   Chambers of the Hon. Elizabeth A. Wolford. 585.613.4320
Chambers of the Hon. Richard J. Arcara 716.551.1810   Chambers of the Hon. Michael A. Telesca 585.613.4060
Chambers of the Hon. William M. Skretny 716.551.1820   Chambers of the Hon. David G. Larimer 585.613.4040
Chambers of the Hon. H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. 716.551.1870   Chambers of the Hon. Charles J. Siragusa 585.613.4050
Chambers of the Hon. Jeremiah J. McCarthy 716.551.1880   Chambers of the Hon. Jonathan W. Feldman 585.613.4070
Chambers of the Hon. Michael J. Roemer 716.551.1630   Chambers of the Hon. Marian W. Payson 585.613.4080
Chambers of the Hon. Leslie G. Foschio 716.551.1850    
Chambers of the Hon. Hugh B. Scott 716.551.1860    


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