Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office July 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Production of FHFA Records, Information, and Employee Testimony in Third-Party Legal Proceedings
Document Number: 2013-15906
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing a final rule governing the production of FHFA records, information or employee testimony in connection with legal proceedings in which neither the United States nor FHFA is a party. This final rule establishes requirements and procedures for parties to submit demands or requests, and factors for FHFA to consider in determining whether FHFA employees will provide records, information, or testimony relating to their official duties. FHFA's intent is to standardize practices, promote uniformity in decisions, preserve the ability of FHFA to conduct agency business, protect confidential information, provide guidance to demanding or requesting parties, minimize involvement in matters unrelated to FHFA's missions and programs, avoid wasteful allocation of agency resources, and preclude spending public time and money for private purposes.