Document of Resolution & Examiner Findings: What You Need to Know

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**Episode Title:** Understanding Examiner Findings, Supplementary Facts, and Documents of Resolution

**Host:** Mark Treichel

**Guests:** Steve Farrar and Todd Miller



Welcome to another episode of "With Flying Colors." I'm your host, Mark Treichel. Today, we're diving into the intricacies of NCUA examinations, focusing on how to handle examiner findings, supplementary facts, and documents of resolution (DOR). I'm joined by two esteemed guests, Steve Farrar and Todd Miller, who bring over six decades of combined experience with NCUA. 


**Episode Highlights:**

**1. CAMEL Codes Deterioration:**
   - Recent NCUA board briefing highlighted a decline in CAMEL codes.
   - Implications include tougher examinations and more complex reports.

**2. Guest Introductions:**
   - **Steve Farr:** 30+ years at NCUA, former problem case officer, and writer of the enforcement manual.
   - **Todd Miller:** Nearly 35 years at NCUA, with extensive experience as a capital market specialist and director of special actions.

**3. Examiner Findings:**
   - **Definition:** Problems identified by examiners that need addressing but don't threaten the credit union's viability.
   - **Implications:** Multiple minor issues could signal broader internal control problems.
   - **Regulatory Citations:** Findings should be tied to regulations or supervisory guidance.

**4. Supplementary Facts:**
   - **Purpose:** Used to provide additional context and alternatives for addressing problems.
   - **Specialist Input:** Often includes insights from various NCUA specialists.
   - **Advice:** Utilize the supplementary facts to gain a broader understanding of potential issues.

**5. Documents of Resolution (DOR):**
   - **Significance:** Represents more serious issues that, if left unaddressed, could harm the credit union.
   - **SMART Principle:** Actions required should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Result-oriented, and Timely.
   - **Challenges:** Achievability and timeliness can be problematic, especially with delayed final reports.

**6. Real-World Application:**
   - Examples of how credit unions have managed large volumes of DORs.
   - The importance of addressing issues proactively to avoid escalation.


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