Question & Answer
Question: Where do I get copies of the regulations and other information that the agencies mail out?
Answer: Each financial regulatory agency maintains mailing lists for distribution of information to the institutions it regulates. The agency sends a steady stream of information, including regulatory developments, interpretations, and warnings about developing concerns. Mailings are directed to the bank's CEO or President. If you are part of a holding company, the mailings may be going to the banks and not the holding company. Your problem may be that it is not being routed to your desk. There are two solutions to this.
First, talk with the secretary who handles the president's mail. Let him or her know what you need and why you need it. You may be offering a solution for what to do with all that "stuff" that keeps coming! Just let the secretary know that you'll take care of it.
Second, you can get yourself on the list and get copies sent directly to you. There are two ways to do this. First, call the publications office of the regulatory agency or agencies from which you need material and ask to be put on the mailing list. If they have several lists, ask about the content of each list and select the lists you should be on. Also, most agencies place you on the mailing list if you subscribe to their regulatory service.
Take one or more of these steps and you'll get more mail than you thought possible!
Copyright © 1996 Compliance Action. Originally appeared in Compliance Action, Vol. 1, No. 9, 6/96
First published on 06/01/1996