March 13, 2020
Report from the President
Novel Coronavirus Update
The FHLBNY continues to monitor the evolving situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”). In this current environment, we are focused on both the health and safety of our employees and our role as a reliable and critical source of liquidity for our members. As such, we have decided that, effective Monday, March 16, all non-critical staff will work remotely until further notice. We do not expect this operational posture to impair our ability to meet the needs of our members.
As part of our Business Continuity planning, the FHLBNY has a comprehensive pandemic plan in place, which we are able to adjust according to different scenarios. The FHLBNY also has significant remote capabilities to help ensure that we are able to continue to operate in the event of office inaccessibility. In fact, we conducted a successful test of these remote capabilities on February 7, 2020, where we operated from our Jersey City location with a core group of employees while the majority of employees worked remotely, and we experienced no business disruptions.
The stability and reliability of our franchise is paramount to the value we offer our members. In any and all operating environments, including our current environment, the FHLBNY is focused on remaining a reliable partner to our members.
We know that in any crisis, the local lender is key. We look forward to continuing to work with you as your trusted partner as you support the customers and communities you serve.
If you have any questions, please contact your Relationship Manager or the Member Services Desk at (212) 441-6600.
José R. González
President and Chief Executive Officer
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