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Enterprise Data Governance Council Charter


The NCUA Enterprise Data Governance Council will advance the development and implementation of the agency’s Enterprise Data Program. The Enterprise Data Program's purpose is to manage enterprise data as a strategic asset throughout its lifecycle.

The Enterprise Data Governance Council is a decision-making body chaired by the Business Data Lead and comprised of management-level employees representing stakeholder offices. Stakeholder offices are those offices that create, collect, or consume data contained within the data domains under the Enterprise Data Governance Council’s current purview.

Guiding Principles

The Enterprise Data Governance Council’s discussion and consensus building will be guided by the following principles:

  • Operate with transparency.
  • Maintain an enterprise perspective.
  • Respect the opinions and time of all members.
  • Facilitate preparation with clear communication and the timely dissemination of information.
  • Make well-researched and thoroughly vetted decisions.
  • Socialize issues with key stakeholders.


The Enterprise Data Governance Council will operate in coordination with, and in support of, the Office of Business Innovation’s Chief Data Officer to achieve the Enterprise Data Program's goals and requirements of the Evidence-Based Policy Making Act and Federal Data Strategy. The primary responsibilities of the Enterprise Data Governance Council members are to:

  • Collaboratively define standards and recommend policies for domain-based enterprise data lifecycle issues (including a focus on internal and external reporting practices);
  • Inform and advise their office’s leadership, as well as engage their office’s data subject matter experts on data issues;
  • Advise the Business Data Lead on data management issues; and
  • Champion enterprise data governance in and across offices.

The Business Data Lead will be responsible for:

  • Chairing meetings;
  • Scheduling meetings;
  • Setting meeting agenda;
  • Providing advance notice of topics to be voted on;
  • Preparing materials;
  • Creating an inclusive and collaborative environment;
  • Recording minutes for meetings;
  • Maintaining the Enterprise Data Governance Council SharePoint site; and
  • Communicating Enterprise Data Governance Council decisions and guidance.


Enterprise Data Governance Council membership will include one representative from each stakeholder office identified by the Business Data Lead for the data domain(s) under review. Addendum A contains the data domain(s) under review and current membership. Member offices’ representatives generally will serve for no less than two years.


The Enterprise Data Governance Council will meet as follows:

  • Quarterly, in-person or through video-conference for those not in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • As needed for special meetings as determined necessary by the Business Data Lead.

Members, or an authorized alternate, are required to attend all meetings.


A quorum (simple majority) of the Enterprise Data Governance Council must be present for the council to adopt a motion. The Enterprise Data Governance Council will attempt to develop a consensus prior to voting on a motion. Members, or their alternate, will receive one vote when the council cannot reach a consensus. A majority of members in attendance will carry a motion for binary votes and a plurality will carry a motion when more than two options exist. The Business Data Lead will only vote when necessary to break a tie.

The Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of General Counsel will serve in an advisory capacity. As such, these council members will not formally vote, however they will provide critical guidance to the council. As a matter of practice, the Enterprise Data Governance Council will not vote on matters that directly affect Office of the Chief Information Officer’s or Office of General Counsel’s authority.


Kelly Lay, Director & Chief Data Officer, Office of Business Innovation, 05/20/2020 (Version 1.1)

Addendum A

The current data domain focus of the Enterprise Data Governance Council is:

  • Examination; and
  • Institutional Financial

The following offices comprise current EDGC representation:

  • The Office of Business Innovation (Chair)
  • The Eastern Region
  • The Office of Examination and Insurance
  • The Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • The Office of the Chief Information Officer (Advisory)
  • The Office of Consumer Financial Protection
  • The Office of General Counsel (Advisory)
  • The Office of National Examinations and Supervision
  • The Southern Region
  • The Western Region
  • The Office of Credit Union Resources and Expansion
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