The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unionswill press a meatier agenda on the parts of community developmentand small credit unions at a Nov. 12 meeting with senior NCUA staffand board members.

"We share the anger of the rest of the credit union movementabout the corporate stabilization package and similar issues,"explained National Federation CEO Clifford Rosenthal discussing themeeting. "But we also have a broader agenda as well that relates toCDCUs and other smaller credit unions," he said.

Some of the issues on the table for the meeting include thingslike a "policy and practice gap" that, the Federation argues,exists when agency board members make assertions about agencypolicy toward small credit unions but then agency staff andexaminers do not model the new policies. The National Federationalso wants to discuss reforming secondary capital standards forCDCUs and easing the rule that limits their non-member deposits forcapital purposes to no more than the greater of 20% of assets or$1.5 million.

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