Seal of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
OF THE
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

WASHINGTON, D. C.  20551

DIVISION OF BANKING
SUPERVISION AND REGULATION


SR 95-21 (GEN)
March 30, 1995

TO THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF SUPERVISION
          AT EACH FEDERAL RESERVE BANK


SUBJECT: Security Reclassification of FR 2064 "Changes in Foreign Investments by U.S. Bank Holding Companies" and FR Y-20 "Financial Statements for a Bank Holding Company Subsidiary Engaged in Bank-Ineligible Securities Underwriting and Dealing".

                        On February 15, 1995, SR 95-8 (GEN), that articulated the Right of Access Policy for sensitive supervisory information stored and accessed electronically, was issued. Included as an attachment to the letter was "Instructions for National Information Center RSSD & SIS Access Request Form." The instructions for completing the Security Access Request Form listed the FR 2064 data series as classified and the FR Y-20 data series as confidential.

                        This SR Letter revises the security classifications of those two data series; lowering the classification of the FR 2064 to confidential, and raising the security classification of the FR Y-20 to classified. The instructions to the Security Access Request Form and the revisions to the security classifications of the FR 2064 and FR Y-20 are attached and should be implemented immediately.

                        Any questions regarding the change to the Security Access Request Form or the classification of the FR 2064, or the FR Y-20 should be addressed to Mark Benton, (202) 973-5092 at the Board.

Stephen C. Schemering
Deputy Director

ATTACHMENTS (INSTRUCTIONS) TRANSMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BELOW
ATTACHMENTS (FORMS) MAY BE OBTAINED FROM FEDERAL RESERVE BANK


Revised Attachment

INSTRUCTIONS FOR
NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER
RSSD & SIS ACCESS REQUEST FORM


                    Access to the NIC will require the completion of the RSSD & SIS Access Request Form. A copy of this form is enclosed. The completed form must be approved by the Senior Officer in Charge of Bank Supervision or a designee and submitted to the Data Security Administration (DSA) Unit in the Supervisory Information Resources (SIR) Section of the Board's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. Once received, the request will be forwarded to the appropriate staff within the Board to activate the request. After the request has been acted upon, the Reserve Bank central contact will be notified that the action has been taken.

                    The RSSD & SIS Access Request Form is to be used for granting and deleting access to SIS Updater Functions, RSSD Structure Updater Functions and User Access Functions. Refer to Volume V of the Processing Information Guide for additional information on the capabilities associated with each of these functions.

SIS UPDATER FUNCTIONS (Data in this category are classified.)

Updater with Supervisory Authority - Allows access and modification, including deletion, to final data in SIS.

Updater without Supervisory Authority - Allows access and modification to data in SIS, but does not allow data deletion or change to final data.

RSSD STRUCTURE UPDATER FUNCTIONS

NIC Administration - Allows access and modification to all structure tables and execution of all plans in RSSD (Board staff only).

Supervisor - Allows execution of all Structure Updater functions.

General Processor - Allows execution of all Structure Updater functions except Commit to Final with override and manual override of data ownership

Limited General Processor - Allows execution of all Structure Updater functions except the deletion of rows in the ATTRIBUTES table, Commit to Final with override and manual override of data ownership.

Restricted Processor - Allows limited Structure Updater functions, and excludes authority to override edit exceptions.

Investments Processor - Allows access and modifications to all Investment tables and views and requires access to Foreign Investment data (FR 2064).

Note:    If an individual requires access to any Structure Updater functions and Investments, both the Investments box and the appropriate Structure Updater box must be checked.


USER ACCESS FUNCTIONS

Public Access - Allows access to Structure and financial data that are not sensitive.

Confidential Access - Allows access to Structure and Financial data that are less sensitive than classified data. Data in this category include the confidential section of the following data:
    
    Bank Call Reports (FFIEC 031-034, 002, 002s, 2886a, 2886b)
    BHC Financial Reports (FR Y-9C, SP, LP, Y-11I, AS, Q, Y-8 and FR 2352)
    SVGL (S&L and Savings Bank Report of Condition)
    CUSA (Credit Union Report of Condition)
    UBPR (Uniform Bank Performance Report)
    BHCPR (Bank Holding Company Performance Report)
    FORB (FFIEC-030, Foreign Branch Report of Condition)
    FR 2064 (Report of Change in Foreign Investments)
    NIC/RSSD Structure
    Country Grouping Table(s)1


Classified Access - Allows access to Structure and financial data that are the most sensitive of all supervisory information. Data in this category include:

    FR 2314a, b, c (Report of Condition for Foreign Subsidiaries of US Banking Organizations)
    FFIEC 009 (Country Exposure Report)
    FFIEC 019 (Country Report)
    FR Y-20 (section 20 subsidiaries)
    SIS (Supervisory Information Systems)
    Country Grouping Table(s)2

NOTE:    Requests for access to SIS USER ACCESS will also provide access to the following Confidential series on NIC:

    Bank Call Reports (FFIEC 031-034, 002, 002s, 2886a, 2886b)
    BHC Financial Reports (FR Y-9C, SP, LP, Y-11I, AS, Q, Y-8 and FR 2352)
    SVGL (S&L and Savings Bank Report of Condition)
    CUSA (Credit Union Report of Condition)
    UBPR (Uniform Bank Performance Report)
    BHCPR (Bank Holding Company Performance Report)
    FORB (FFIEC-030, Foreign Branch Report of Condition)
    FR 2064 (Report of Change in Foreign Investments)
    NIC/RSSD Structure
    Country Groupings Table(s)
    
The completed form should be sent to:

                         Mr. Raymond Holmes, SIR Data Security Administration
                        Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation
                        Mail Stop 176
                        Board of Governors of the Federal
                         Reserve System
                        Washington, DC 20551


INSTRUCTIONS FOR
ARCHIVAL AND NON-ARCHIVAL DATA
BS&R DATA SECURITY CONTROL FORM

                    Access to supervisory data maintained in the Archival data system will require the completion of the BS&R Data Security Control Form. A copy of this form is enclosed. The completed form must be approved by the Senior Officer in Charge of Bank Supervision or a designee and submitted to the Data Security Administration (DSA) Unit in the Supervisory Information Resources (SIR) Section of the Board's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. Once received, the request will be forwarded to the appropriate staff within the Board to activate the request. After the request has been acted upon, the Federal Reserve central contact will be notified that action has been taken. Individuals granted approval for user access to these files will have read only access.

                    Below is a list of the more commonly requested archival and other non-NIC supervisory data files:

CONFIDENTIAL DATA

    BHC Financial Reports (Y-9C, SP, LP; Y-11I, AS, Q, Y-8, 8f; 2352)
                        BHCF (Y-9C, SP, LP; Y-11q, Y-8, 8f)
                        BHAS (Y-11AS)
                        BHCC (Y-11i)
                        BHCD (Y-8)
                        BHCI ( InterimY-8)
                        BHIF (Y-8f)
                        BHII (Interim Y-8f)
    BHCPR ( BHC Performance Report)
    SVGL (Savings and Loan Condition Report)
    UBPR (Uniform Bank Performance Report)
    FORB (FFIEC-030, Foreign Branch Report of Condition)

CLASSIFIED DATA    
    CEXA (FFIEC-009)
    FCEX (FFIEC-019)
    SUBS (FR-2314a,b,c)
    ISUDS (Y-20)

    The completed form should be sent to:

                         Mr. Raymond Holmes, SIR Data Security Administration
                        Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation
                        Mail Stop 176
                        Board of Governors of the Federal
                         Reserve System
                        Washington, DC 20551

                    Access to all other archival files is to be requested by completing a FR 1438 "Request for Access to Confidential Archival Files". All archival files are referenced in the Micro Data Reference Manual, but includes the following files most frequently requested by supervisory personnel:
                        
    RCRI (FFIEC-031, 32, 33, 34, 002, 002s, 2886a, 2886b)
    CUSA (Credit Union Report of Condition)

     The completed form should be sent to:

                         Mr. Frank Fry
                        Division of Research and Statistics
                        Mail Stop 401
                        Board of Governors of the Federal
                         Reserve System
                        Washington, DC 20551


INSTRUCTIONS FOR
ACCESS TO DATA AT OTHER AGENCIES
OCC DATA REQUEST
FDIC DATA REQUEST


                    Each of the banking regulatory agencies has separate forms and procedures which must be completed and signed before they will grant access. The request forms for the FDIC and OCC are enclosed. The agencies require that the submission of forms come from a central point in the Federal Reserve System. As a result, the same procedures are to be followed for requests for access to data at other agencies as for data from the Board. The appropriate form must be approved by the Senior Officer in Charge of Bank Supervision or a designee and submitted to the Data Security Administration (DSA) Unit in the Supervisory Information Resources (SIR) Section of the Board's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. Once received, the request will be forwarded to the staff at the appropriate agency to activate the request. After the request has been acted upon, SIR\DSA will notify the Reserve Bank central contact that the action has been taken.

    The completed form should be sent to:

                         Mr. Raymond Holmes, SIR Data Security Administration
                        Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation
                        Mail Stop 176
                        Board of Governors of the Federal
                         Reserve System
                        Washington, DC 20551


Footnotes

1.  All countries included in a confidential country grouping should be considered confidential.  Return to text

2.  All countries included in a classified country grouping should be considered classified.  Return to text


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