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NCUA regional changes bring FCUs from two states to our region

As of Jan. 1, federally chartered credit unions in Louisiana and Arkansas will move from Region IV to Region III. Louisiana and Arkansas are two of the nine states that will move from one NCUA Region to another in 2014.

Additionally, federal credit unions in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming will move from Region V to Region IV. While federally chartered credit unions in Wisconsin will move from Region IV to Region I; Ohio's FCUs will move from Region III to Region II; and California federally chartered credit unions will move from Region II back to Region V.

The changes will mean each region will have between 114 and 128 examiners.

“We continually monitor our regional workload and, when necessary, make adjustments to distribute exam hours proportionally,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said in the announcement.

“Several years ago, NCUA moved California, Nevada, and several individual credit unions, for supervision purposes, to different regions,” she said.

“Now that the economic downturn has ended, with the economy gaining strength and with the credit union industry generally performing well, we are reconfiguring our regions to create geographically compact districts that better balance workload, improve efficiency, and reduce travel costs by more than $900,000 per year,” said Matz.

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