The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on October 30 published revised policy and procedures for how it manages Matters Requiring Attention (MRAs) resulting from its examination of supervised institutions. MRAs communicate specific supervisory concerns identified during examinations in writing to boards and management teams of regulated institutions. MRAs must receive timely and effective corrective action by bank management and follow-up by OCC examiners. The bulletin released yesterday by the OCC highlights changes to policy and procedures regarding MRAs, which have been incorporated into the “Bank Supervision Process,” “Large Bank Supervision,” “Community Bank Supervision,” and “Federal Branches and Agencies Supervision” booklets of the Comptroller’s Handbook and internal guidance. 

The principles contained in the MRA guidance apply to examinations of all national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies, regardless of size.