Board Committee Charters
Our Board of Directors has the following standing committees: Audit, Community Responsibility and Sustainability, Compensation and Human Capital, Nominating & Corporate Governance, and Risk Policy & Capital. Each committee has a written charter setting forth the responsibilities, duties, and authorities of the committee.
The Audit Committee oversees (a) the accounting, reporting, and financial practices of the Corporation and its subsidiaries, including the integrity of the Corporation's financial statements and internal control over financial reporting, (b) the Corporation's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, (c) the external auditor's qualifications, independence, and performance, and (d) the qualifications, independence, and performance of the Corporation's internal audit function and chief audit executive.
Audit Committee Charter (PDF)
Community Responsibility and Sustainability Committee
The Community Responsibility and Sustainability Committee is responsible for overseeing the development, planning, implementation, performance, and execution of significant initiatives and activities related to access to credit, affordable housing, and sustainability.
Compensation and Human Capital Committee
In consultation and with the approval of the Conservator, where appropriate, the Compensation and Human Capital Committee (a) discharges the responsibilities of, or makes recommendations to, the Board relating to the appointment and compensation of Fannie Mae's senior management; (b) reviews the compensation of Board members for service on the Board and its committees and recommends changes to the Board as appropriate; (c) oversees and advises the Board on the adoption of policies that govern certain annual compensation and stock ownership plans consistent with the Board's Delegation of Authority to the CEO and reservation of powers and as provided by Fannie Mae's plans; (d) approves the Company's Compensation Policy, which applies to all employees of the Company, from time to time (the "Compensation Policy"); (e) oversees Fannie Mae’s diversity and inclusion program and related policies and practices; (f) reviews and discusses with management the compensation discussion and analysis (CD&A) for inclusion in Fannie Mae's annual report or proxy statement, as applicable; and (g) produces the report of the committee to accompany the CD&A in such annual report or proxy statement; and (h) oversees other elements of the Company’s human capital management.
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
The Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee identifies individuals qualified to become members of the Board, consistent with criteria approved by the Board; recommends directors to be elected by the Board to fill any vacancies; develops and recommends to the Board a set of corporate governance principles; and plays a leadership role in shaping Fannie Mae's corporate governance.
Risk Policy & Capital Committee
The Risk Policy and Capital Committee assists the Board in overseeing Fannie Mae's Enterprise Risk Management Program and the alignment of the Enterprise Risk Management Program with Fannie Mae’s mission and safety and soundness objectives.