Sarbanes-Oxley and Credit Unions
Many people believe that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 only applies to publicly-traded companies.Â This is not exactly true.Â
Two provisions clearly apply to non-profits.Â Those would be Section 802 (document destruction) and Section 1107 (whistle-blower protections).Â Â Here's an ABA article (not that ABA) that provides a nice overview of the issue.
Finally, NCUA's only real guidance concerning SOX and federal credit unions is Letter to Federal Credit Unions 03-FCU-07.Â The guidance does not discuss the two provisions noted above, however.
It is probably worth noting that NCUA already has a whistle-blowing provision that protects credit union employees when they share information with NCUA.Â Here is that provision.