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OCC to Host Credit Risk and Operational Workshops for Directors of National Community Banks and Federal Savings Associations; Banking Agencies to Conduct Webinar to Introduce New FFIEC Call Report

Agency Rule-Making & Guidance OCC FFIEC Community Banks Federal Reserve FDIC Call Report Vendor Management

Agency Rule-Making & Guidance

On March 2, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it will host two workshops in Phoenix on April 11-12 for directors of OCC supervised national community banks and federal associations. The Credit Risk workshop (April 11) will cover strategies to recognize trends and problems in credit risk within the loan portfolio, and the Operational Risk workshop (April 12) will discuss key components of operational risk, governance, third-party risk, vendor management, and cybersecurity.

Also on March 2, four members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) (Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors) announced the implementation of the new streamlined FFIEC 051 Call Report, effective March 31, 2017, that will introduce burden-reducing changes to the existing versions of the Call Report and will be available to eligible small institutions. “’Eligible small institutions’ are [defined as] institutions with domestic offices only and total assets of less than $1 billion, excluding those that are advanced approaches institutions for regulatory capital purposes.” The revisions to the requirements are subject to approval by the OMB. On March 8, the FFIEC will conduct a webinar from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET to introduce the new Call Report and explain the revisions.