Speech requests from the public are coordinated through the Federal Reserve
Bank of San Francisco’s Public Information (PI) Department. The
mission of the PI Department is to facilitate greater public understanding
of the Federal Reserve System and its functions, policies, and operations.
The department is headquartered in San Francisco, with management and
professional staff located in each branch
Typical speech topics include:
- Purposes and Functions of the Federal Reserve System
- Banking Regulations
- Economic Conditions
- Financial Services
Generally we fulfill requests from non-profit/not-for-profit
organizations, and requests must be received at least one month prior
to the speaking engagement. There are timing restrictions or FOMC
blackout periods* for certain types of speeches.