The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
SECTION 1. Authority and Purpose The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (the Nominating Committee) operates pursuant to the bylaws of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (the Bank), as adopted and amended from time to time by the Bank's Board of Directors (the Board). The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to consider and make recommendations concerning Board and Board committee membership; to assign Board members to Board committees; to evaluate the performance of the Board committees and their members; to review and revise the charters of Board committees; and to consider other corporate governance matters related to the Board, including waivers and risk events concerning Directors.
SECTION 2. Committee Membership The Nominating Committee shall consist of no fewer than three members and no more than five members, no more than two of whom may be Class A directors. The members of the Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the Board. The Chair of the Nominating Committee shall be either a Class B or Class C director. Nominating Committee members may be replaced by the Board.
SECTION 3. Meetings
The Nominating Committee shall meet as often as it determines, but not less frequently than annually. A majority of the current members of the Nominating Committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and action by the Nominating Committee shall be upon the vote of a majority of those present at any meeting at which a quorum is present. The President of the Bank shall attend meetings at the Nominating Committee's request to provide input on board membership and committee assignments. At its discretion, the Nominating Committee may meet in executive session when determining its final recommendation to the Board regarding new Board members and when making Board committee assignments.
SECTION 4. Notational Voting The Nominating Committee may transact business though notational voting subject to the following restrictions:
(a) notational voting shall be allowed only for routine matters, such as the annual approval of Committee charters;
(b) the decision to allow notational voting on any particular matter shall be subject to the approval of the Chair of the Committee;
(c) only actual votes shall be counted – silence shall not be interpreted as consent; and
(d) action by the Committee pursuant to notational voting shall be upon a vote of a majority of the Committee members.
SECTION 5. Committee Authority and Responsibilities The Nominating Committee is responsible for considering and making recommendations concerning Board membership (consistent with Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act, as the same may be amended, supplemented, superseded or otherwise modified) and making Board committee assignments. In considering and making recommendations concerning Board membership, the Nominating Committee shall confer with the President of the Bank. The specific responsibilities of the Nominating Committee include:
establishing the criteria for Board membership and Board committee assignments;
considering, recommending and recruiting candidates to fill open seats on the Board and Board committees;
reviewing candidates recommended by others;
conducting the appropriate and necessary inquiries into the backgrounds and qualifications, including capability, availability to serve, conflicts of interest and other relevant factors, of possible candidates; and
The Nominating Committees additional functions are:
to consider questions of possible conflicts of interest of Board members and of senior executives;
to oversee compliance with Director-related policies concerning eligibility, rotation, investment restrictions, conduct, and political activity, including the issuance of waivers of any prohibitions set forth in those policies, and to ensure that the Audit and Risk Committee is properly informed of risk events related to those policies;
to monitor and recommend the functions of the various committees of the Board;
to annually administer evaluations of the performance of the Board, Board committees and their members;
to review and reassess the adequacy of this Charter annually and recommend any proposed changes to the Board for approval;
to review the Nominating Committee’s own performance; and
to annually review and reassess the adequacy of the charters of each other Board committee and recommend any proposed changes to the Board for approval.