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OCC Bulletin 2020-13
March 6, 2020
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Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks, Federal Savings Associations, and Federal Branches and Agencies; Department and Division Heads; All Examining Personnel; and Other Interested Parties
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), along with other members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), today issued updated guidance to remind financial institutions that their business continuity plans should address the threat of a pandemic outbreak and its potential impact on the delivery of critical financial services. The guidance identifies actions that banks1 should take to minimize the potential adverse effects of a pandemic. This bulletin rescinds OCC Bulletin 2007-49, "Pandemic Planning: Interagency Guidance," issued on December 18, 2007.
This guidance applies to all OCC-supervised banks.
Please contact Patrick Kelly, Director for Critical Infrastructure Policy, at (202) 649-6550.
Grovetta N. Gardineer
Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy
Also refer to the following pandemic planning and preparedness resources:
1 The term "banks" refers collectively to national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations.