On January 8, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced adjustments to the maximum amount of each civil money penalty (CMP) within its jurisdiction. The 2015 Adjustment Act requires federal agencies with CMP authority to annually adjust each CMP to account for inflation in accordance with the guidance published by the Office of Management and Budget. The adjusted maximum penalties are effective immediately for violations occurring on or after November 2, 2015. The OCC adjustment does not affect the OCC’s discretion to assess a CMP lower than the maximum allowed. Further, with respect to community banks, the OCC retains discretion to impose inflation-adjusted maximum CMPs, as appropriate

A chart of the CMPs applicable to national banks and federal savings associations (which is broken down by (i) U.S. Code citation, (ii) description and tier, and (iii) maximum penalty amount) is available here.