Chairman Harper’s statement on his temporary leave of absence

ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 13, 2024) — Today, National Credit Union Administration Chairman Todd M. Harper issued the following message to the agency’s employees informing them he is temporarily stepping away from his daily duties to undergo and recover from back surgery.

“Many of you have likely heard me say on several occasions that if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of others.

“So, I am heeding my own advice. Starting this week, I will be taking some time away from my duties to undergo and recover from back surgery. I expect to return to my full duties in July.

“In the weeks ahead, I know that you — the NCUA team — will not miss a beat! You will continue executing the agency’s mission to protect credit union members and their deposits, safeguard the Share Insurance Fund from losses, and ensure credit unions fulfill their responsibilities for safety and soundness, consumer financial protection, and other laws.

“Once I return to my full duties, I look forward to continuing to work with you to build a stronger, increasingly resilient, and more equitable credit union system that works for all.

“Thank you for your support and understanding. Your body is your temple. Treat it with care and be proactive in addressing your own physical and mental health needs.

“As always, be safe, be well, be kind. And, be sure to look after yourself, so you, too, can look after one another.”

About National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

The NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, the NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 135 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. The NCUA also protects consumers and educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.


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