Speech requests from the public are coordinated through the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Public Affairs (PA) Department. The mission of the PA Department is to facilitate greater public understanding of the role of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve System in the economy, monetary policy, and the communities we serve.
Typical speech topics include:
- Purposes and Functions of the Federal Reserve System
- Banking Supervision
- Economic Conditions
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 Monetary Policy speeches. An FOMC blackout period begins one week before meetings of the FOMC and lasts until the Friday following the meeting.