NCUA to stream open board meetings live
ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 4, 2015) — Open meetings of the National Credit Union Administration Board will be available through online livestreaming beginning this month, the agency announced today.
“This is a significant step forward in terms of agency transparency, and I want to thank Vice Chairman Metsger for initiating this idea,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “Anyone interested in seeing and hearing NCUA Board meetings live will now be able to log in, follow the open Board discussions and get an immediate sense of how regulations and other policy decisions are made. Public education is part of NCUA’s mission and part of the credit union system’s philosophy, and I hope credit union stakeholders will take advantage of this opportunity to be virtually ‘in the room’ watching the policy process move forward.”
People interested in watching the Feb. 19 open Board meeting live will need to register online here. Live captioning will be provided during each meeting for the hearing-impaired.
Participants will receive a confirmation email containing a link they can use to log into the livestream. Participants are encouraged to try that link prior to the meeting, so they can test their computers’ ability to stream the event. Participants with technical questions may consult the online Quick Start Guide or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCUA will provide a new registration link for each subsequent Board meeting. The agency will continue to post video archives of open Board meetings on its website.
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, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 98 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At MyCreditUnion.gov and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.