OCC Bulletin 2019-23| May 16, 2019

Comptroller's Handbook: Updated 'Foreword' Booklet and Rescissions


Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks, Federal Savings Associations, and Federal Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banking Organizations; Department and Division Heads; All Examining Personnel; and Other Interested Parties


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued today the updated "Foreword" booklet of the Comptroller's Handbook. This booklet describes the overall organization and format of the Comptroller's Handbook.


This updated booklet replaces version 2.0 of the "Foreword" booklet issued on September 7, 2017. Also rescinded is OCC Bulletin 2017-36, "Comptroller's Handbook: Revised ‘Foreword' Booklet and Rescissions," which transmitted version 2.0 of the booklet.

Note for Community Banks

This booklet applies to the OCC's supervision of all national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations.


The updated booklet

  • explains the OCC's new method for identifying updated content throughout the body of Comptroller's Handbook booklets.
  • eliminates the use of publication codes on booklet covers.
  • eliminates appendix A, which listed key information about each Comptroller's Handbook booklet. This information is readily available on occ.gov.

Further Information

Contact Sarah Williams, National Bank Examiner and Core Policy Analyst, at (202) 649-6770.


Grovetta N. Gardineer
Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy

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