July 2016

The Director's Book: Role of Directors for National Banks and Federal Savings Associations

This publication is a part of:

Collection: Banker Education

Summary

Boards of directors play critical roles in the successful operation of banks. The OCC recognizes the challenges facing bank directors. The Director's Book: Role of Directors for National Banks and Federal Savings Associations helps directors fulfill their responsibilities in a prudent manner. This book provides an overview of the OCC, outlines directors' responsibilities as well as management’s role, explains basic concepts and standards for safe and sound operation of banks, and delineates laws and regulations that apply to banks. To better understand a particular bank activity and its associated risks, directors should refer to the Comptroller's Handbook booklets, including the "Corporate and Risk Governance" booklet. For information generally found in board reports, including "red flags"—ratios or trends that may signal existing or potential problems—directors should refer to Detecting Red Flags in Board Reports: A Guide for Directors.