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Financial Institution Letter
DEPOSITORY INSTITUTION REPORTS

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for Fourth Quarter 2015

The attached materials pertain to the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) for the December 31, 2015, report date. Please plan to complete the preparation, editing, and review of your institution's Call Report data and the submission of these data to the agencies’ Central Data Repository (CDR) as early as possible. Starting your preparation early will help you identify and resolve any edit exceptions before the submission deadline. If you later find that certain information needs to be revised, please make the appropriate changes to your Call Report data and promptly submit the revised data file to the CDR.

Except for certain institutions with foreign offices, your completed Call Report must be received by Saturday, January 30, 2016, in accordance with the filing requirements discussed below. No extensions of time for submitting Call Report data are granted .

The Call Report forms for December 2015 are available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) website ( https://www.ffiec.gov/ffiec_report_forms.htm ) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) website ( https://www.fdic.gov/callreports ). As announced by the FFIEC, this quarter's Call Report does not include new or revised data items (see FIL-57-2015, December 3, 2015). Although there is no update to the Call Report instruction book this quarter, institutions should refer to the attached Supplemental Instructions for December 2015 for additional guidance on certain reporting issues. Report forms and instructional materials can be printed and downloaded from the FFIEC’s and the FDIC's websites. Please notify the person responsible for preparing the Call Report at your institution about the electronic availability of the report forms and the Supplemental Instructions for December 2015.

In September 2015, the federal banking agencies requested comment on proposed revisions to the Call Report (see FIL-39-2015, September 18, 2015). The changes had been proposed to take effect December 31, 2015, or March 31, 2016, depending on the nature of the change. The comment period for the proposal ended November 17, 2015. The FFIEC previously advised institutions that the Call Report revisions with a proposed effective date of December 31, 2015, had been deferred until no earlier than March 31, 2016. The FFIEC and the agencies are continuing to evaluate the proposed changes based on the comments received. Accordingly, to provide time for institutions to prepare for the Call Report revisions that the FFIEC and the agencies decide to implement, the effective date for all proposed reporting changes has been further deferred until no earlier than September 30, 2016. Institutions will be notified of the FFIEC and agency actions regarding these Call Report revisions, including their proposed effective dates.

Each institution must file its December 31, 2015, Call Report data in one of two ways:

  • By using computer software to prepare and edit its report data and then electronically submitting the data directly to the CDR ( https://cdr.ffiec.gov/cdr/ ); or
  • By completing its report in paper form and arranging with a software vendor or another party to convert its paper report into the electronic format that can be processed by the CDR. The software vendor or other party then must electronically submit the institution's Call Report data file to the CDR.

Electronic submission of Call Report data will be considered timely if the data are received by the CDR no later than Saturday, January 30, 2016, and pass FFIEC-published validation criteria (validity edits and quality edits) or, where necessary, contain explanations for any quality edits that are not passed. Explanatory comments should be prepared in accordance with the "Guidelines for Resolving Edits" published on the FFIEC's website at http://www.ffiec.gov/find/documents/resolvingedits.pdf .

An institution with more than one foreign office, other than a "shell" branch or an International Banking Facility, is permitted an additional five calendar days to submit its Call Report data. Such an institution must electronically transmit its data to the CDR no later than Thursday, February 4, 2016.

The CDR Help Desk is available from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, and Saturday, January 30, 2016, to provide assistance with user accounts, passwords, and other CDR system-related issues. The CDR Help Desk can be reached by telephone at (888) CDR-3111, by fax at (703) 774-3946, or by email at CDR.Help@ffiec.gov . For all other Call Report issues, institutions should contact their assigned Call Report analyst. If you do not know the analyst assigned to your institution, state member institutions should contact their Federal Reserve District Bank; national institutions, FDIC supervised banks, and savings associations should contact the FDIC's Data Collection and Analysis Section in Washington, D.C., by telephone at (800) 688-FDIC (3342).

  • Jennifer C. Kelly 
    Senior Deputy Comptroller and 
    Chief National Bank Examiner 
    Office of the 
    Comptroller of the Currency
  • Michael S. Gibson 
    Director 
    Division of Banking 
    Supervision and Regulation 
    Board of Governors of the 
    Federal Reserve System
  • Doreen R. Eberley 
    Director 
    Division of Risk Management Supervision 
    Federal Deposit 
    Insurance Corporation

Attachment: Supplemental Instructions

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks, National Banks, State Member Institutions, and Savings Associations

FIL-2-2016
Last Updated: January 8, 2016