Credit union regulator to issue rule for communications unit name change

Making it official, the federal credit union regulator is issuing a final rule to change the name of its internal office that manages communications with Congress, other federal agencies, the press and the public at large, according to a notice filed Wednesday.

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), in a notice scheduled for publication in the Federal Register, said it is issuing the final rule to update its regulations to reflect the renaming of its “Office of Public and Congressional Affairs.” In July, the NCUA Board agreed to rename the unit the “Office of External Affairs and Communications,” saying the new name for the office “better encapsulates its scope and duties.”

The rule will become effective upon publication (set for Thursday).

Under a job description accompanying the notice, the director of the office will be responsible for maintaining the  “relationship with the public and the media; for liaison with the U.S. Congress, and with other Executive Branch agencies concerning legislative matters; and for the analysis and development of legislative proposals and public affairs programs.” A new position of deputy director will also be added to the unit.

NCUA: Office name change