Operating Fee Schedule for FY 2006

06-FCU-01 / January 2006
Operating Fee Schedule for FY 2006
To
All Federal Credit Unions
Subject
Operating Fee
To
All Federal Credit Unions
Subj
Operating Fee Schedule for FY 2006

Dear Manager and Board of Directors:

In March 2006, you will receive an invoice from NCUA for your 2006 operating fee and, if required, for the amount needed to adjust your National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) capitalization deposit to one percent of insured shares. The operating fee and the capitalization deposit adjustment will be based upon the assets and the insured shares, respectively, that you report as of December 31, 2005. For federal credit unions affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the asset base for the operating fee will reflect any necessary adjustments for hurricane-related funds in member accounts. These credit unions will be contacted separately and receive a letter on the application process. Your combined payment will be due no later than Monday, April 17, 2006.

For natural person federal credit unions, there are changes with the operating fee scale. The 2006 assessment rate has decreased by 1.95 percent from the 2005 rate. The change is primarily due to federal credit union asset growth for 2005. In addition, amounts for total assets within rate bracket categories (asset dividing points) have been increased by 4.25 percent. These amounts are adjusted each year by the same percentage as the projected federal credit union asset growth in order to maintain the same relationship of the scale to the asset base.

For corporate credit unions, the same operating fee scale as the prior year will remain in effect.

The scales are printed on the back of this letter.

If you have any questions regarding this letter, please contact the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at (703) 518-6570.

Sincerely,

/s/

JoAnn M. Johnson

Chairman