Comments close soon on proposed rule allowing e-communications in administrative hearings

Credit unions can comment on proposed rulemaking that would amend the Uniform Rules of Practice and Procedure, which aims to increase the efficiency and fairness of administrative adjudications, until June 13, 2022. The NCUA unanimously approved by notation vote the interagency notice of the proposed rulemaking.

In addition to the NCUA, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, FDIC and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System previously identified sections of the Uniform Rules that should be modified to recognize electronic pleadings and communications in administrative hearings and other sections that require modification based on the experience of the agencies in administrative litigation.

The current Uniform Rules were developed when the agencies accepted only paper pleadings, while the proposed rule would recognize the use of electronic communications in all aspects of administrative hearings, according to the NCUA.

A link to comment is accessible in the Federal Register.

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