Financial institutions have been implementing new regulations through board-approved procedures for decades. As existing regulations are revised and new regulations are published existing procedures need to be updated. Procedure Updates are designed to simplify the task of updating existing procedures, regardless of where the existing requirement is lodged. Procedure Updates include operating procedures, controls and audit procedures. Each set of procedures are completely customizable. You may add the name of the financial instruction, the name of the person responsible for taking action, or make any other needed changes. The Equal Treatment of Same-Sex Married Couples Procedures Update contains an overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s stance on same-sex marriages, the impact on existing laws and regulations, the effective date, and includes operating procedures, control procedures, and audit procedures to ensure equal treatment of same-sex married couples.