The FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the
Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the National Credit
Union Administration have produced the attached Y2K Checklist for Customers.
The "Checklist" advises customers that financial institutions have been
working hard to ensure that their computer systems will operate smoothly in the Year 2000,
and that federal and state regulators have been closely monitoring institutions
progress to make sure Y2K issues are being addressed. The "Checklist" explains
that despite the best efforts of the industry and the regulators, no one can guarantee
that everything will work perfectly. It offers steps that financial institution customers
may want to take to prepare themselves for Y2K.
Because the agencies expect a substantial demand for the "Checklist,"
financial institutions are being provided with the attached camera-ready art so they may
produce their own supplies of the one page (two-sided) "Checklist." Institutions
may want to consider enlarging the "Checklist" to poster size to display in
The "Checklist" may be reprinted in its entirety without
permission from the FDIC. The "Checklist" also may be customized to fit the
needs of your institution. However, unless the "Checklist" text is used in its
entirety, without modification, it may not be attributed to the federal financial
institution regulatory agencies. In addition, an institution may translate the
"Checklist" into another language without advance approval from the FDIC, but
copies should be sent to the FDICs Year 2000 Project Manager, 550 17th
Street, NW, MB-5092, Washington, DC 20429.
Procedures for Obtaining Copies of the "Checklist"
Copies of the "Checklist" are also available from the FDIC. The
"Checklist" may be downloaded from the FDICs Web site.
Bulk quantities of the "Checklist," up to 100 copies per institution, may be
obtained by faxing your request to the FDIC Warehouse at (703) 516-5201. Your request
should be written on your institutions letterhead and must include a contact name, a
telephone number, the title of the document and the number of copies requested.
Single copies are also available from the FDICs Public Information Center by
writing, faxing, or e-mailing your request.
FDIC Public Information Center
801 17th Street, NW, Room 100
Washington, DC 20434
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institutions letters may be obtained through the
FDICs Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room100,
Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).