No Senate Hearing Set for Decker NCUA Nomination
The Senate Banking Committee still hasn’t scheduled a hearing on District of Columbia Government Employees FCU President/CEO Carla Decker’s nomination to the NCUA Board.
March 13, 2012: Decker NCUA Nomination Withdrawn
March 28, 2012: NCUA Bans Credit Union Board Member for Decker Disclosure
A committee spokesman didn’t respond to an email seeking comment on a timetable for a possible hearing and the status of the panel’s investigation into litigation filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union while Decker was a senior executive and CEO there.
An anonymous letter to the Senate Banking Committee alerted the panel to the EEOC’s actions against the credit union.
The Obama administration, like most of its predecessors, doesn’t allow its nominees to speak to the media before their confirmation hearings.
Decker met with several committee staff members last Friday to discuss her nomination, according to several sources.
She was nominated by President Obama to the NCUA Board in October. She would succeed NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland, whose term expired in August. She remains on the board as a holdover until a successor has been sworn in.
According to several sources, the Senate Banking Committee had planned to hold a hearing on Decker’s nomination last Thursday. However, the plans changed following Credit Union Times reports bout a 2010 NCUA examination of Decker’s credit union that rated it a CAMEL 3 and concluded that it was a “high strategic risk.’’