The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.
We ensure that the banks we supervise operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The OCC receives no appropriations from Congress.
Blake Paulson became Acting Comptroller of the Currency on January 14, 2021.
The OCC's leaders are experts in bank examination, law, economics, risk management, finance, and organizational management and governance.
In addition to the Comptroller's Office, the OCC has nine departments that support bank chartering, regulation, and supervision.
The OCC's history of ensuring the safety and soundness of the federal banking system dates back over 150 years.
The OCC's Headquarters is in Washington, D.C. Offices are in four districts: Northeastern, Southern, Central, and Western.
The OCC hires high-caliber, self-motivated professionals to support its core mission—bank supervision—and other business operations.