Purpose: This form collects information about complaints of non-compliance with the appraisal independence standards and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, including complaints from appraisers, individuals, financial institutions, and other entities.
Complaint Process: Your complaint will be reviewed by the appropriate regulator(s). Please do not submit documents with your complaint, as the regulator(s) will contact you if more information is needed. Please note the regulator(s) may not be able to provide the resolution you request because of legal and other constraints. For example, regulator(s) considering a complaint do not have jurisdiction to directly award damages, settle fee disputes, or act as your attorney or expert witness. A regulator’s review of your complaint will focus on potential violations of applicable law or regulatory policy and could result in a regulator taking action(s) against the entity about which you are complaining.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: The burden for this collection of information is estimated to take 30 minutes per response. This includes time for reviewing the instructions, gathering needed information, and completing and reviewing the form. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number (OCC: OMB Control No. 1557-0314, Expiration Date: March 31, 2016). If you have comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, send comments to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC 20219.
Privacy Notice: The information you are providing is being collected pursuant to the individual authorities of the federal financial institution regulators (12 U.S.C. §§ 1481, 1464, 1756, 1766, and 1820 in connection with a complaint made pursuant to 12 U.S.C. § 3351(i). The information provided will be used to ensure the appropriate regulator receives your complaint and by the regulator to review and respond to your complaint. In order to review and respond to your complaint, the appropriate regulator may disclose your information consistent with the routine uses listed in the regulators’ respective Privacy Act Statement:
Do not include any information in your complaint you consider confidential or do not want disclosed during the complaint review process. While completing this form is voluntary, failure to provide all of the information may delay or prevent the appropriate regulator from reviewing your complaint.
Whistleblowers: Federal and state laws offer protection for whistleblowers.