FDIC Board Approves 2017 Operating Budget, Down 46 Percent from Peak in 2010
December 13, 2016 / Source: FDIC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a $2.18 billion operating budget for 2017, down 2.4 percent from 2016 and 46 percent lower than the peak in 2010 at the height of the financial crisis. The Board also approved an authorized staffing level of 6,363 positions for 2017, a 2.6 percent decrease from 2016 and 32 percent lower than the peak in 2011.
"This is the seventh consecutive reduction in the FDIC's annual operating budget," FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg said. "These reductions are made possible by continuing steady improvement in the health of the U.S. banking industry. The FDIC remains focused on fulfilling its mission while prudently managing costs."
Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's banks and savings associations, 5,980 as of September 30, 2016. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars—insured financial institutions fund its operations.
FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-108-2016