HOW DO I SUBMIT AN AGENDA REQUEST?
To submit an agenda request, email your request as a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note Agenda Request in the subject line to expedite the processing. All FASB agenda requests are required to be made available to the public via our website. An archive of previously received agenda requests from 2006 to the present is available below.
If you have further questions about how to submit an agenda request, please email Michael Berryman at email@example.com.
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA THAT FASB USES IN EVALUATING AGENDA REQUESTS?
When we receive an agenda request, we set out to identify some key criteria by asking the following questions:
- Is there an identifiable and sufficiently pervasive need to improve GAAP? In other words, what improvement is needed? And what’s the extent to which it affects users, preparers, auditors, and others?
- Are there technically feasible solutions and are the perceived benefits of those solutions likely to justify the expected costs of change? This is an important consideration, as we want to make sure we use our time efficiently and effectively on the highest priority projects that we will be able to complete.
- Is there an identifiable scope? Can we effectively identify the scope of the potential project?
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD BE CONTAINED IN AN AGENDA REQUEST?
Please provide contact information including your name and email address with your submission so the FASB staff can follow-up with you on your request.
To help the FASB staff evaluate your request in a timely manner, providing the following information is helpful:
- Reference the Accounting Standards Codification or the Statement of Financial Accounting Concepts that is the subject of the request
- State in sufficient detail the reason or reasons for the request, the pervasiveness of the issue, and relevant perceived costs and expected benefit considerations
- Set forth specific proposals for solution, with reasoning (technical or other as appropriate and practicable) in support of such proposals.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ONCE I SUBMIT A LETTER?
The staff will acknowledge your agenda request. A copy of your request will then be shared with members of the Board. The Board and staff will review each request. In their consideration of such requests, the Board and staff will seek to determine whether they adequately considered and dealt with the information and reasoning submitted in support of the request when the authoritative standards or financial accounting concepts in question were developed, and whether events and circumstances coming to the FASB’s attention warrant the FASB’s review.
When it determines that adequate consideration may not have been given previously to such information or reasoning or that events and circumstances warrant review, the FASB will consider and, in its discretion, take action it deems appropriate in those circumstances.
Generally, agenda requests are brought to an Agenda Prioritization meeting for public consideration by the Board. The timing of this process can vary depending on the Board’s agenda, availability of staff resources, and the nature of the research and analysis that needs to be done. The staff assigned to the request can provide an update upon request. If you have further questions, please email Michael Berryman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW WILL I GET AN ANSWER TO MY REQUEST?
The stakeholder who submitted the written agenda request is notified of its outcome by the staff. If the agenda request will be deliberated at an Agenda Prioritization meeting, the staff will endeavor to notify the stakeholder prior to such meeting.
Any written communications are subject to FASB public file requirements and will be included on the FASB website with the agenda request.
All correspondence the FASB receives related to an agenda request or a request that the FASB review or reexamine authoritative standards or financial accounting concepts is made available to the public. Letters received from 2006 and later, and any FASB written responses to those letters, are available here:
- 2023 Agenda Requests
- 2022 Agenda Requests
- 2021 Agenda Requests
- 2020 Agenda Requests
- 2019 Agenda Requests
- 2018 Agenda Requests
- 2017 Agenda Requests
- 2016 Agenda Requests
- 2015 Agenda Requests
- 2014 Agenda Requests
- 2013 Agenda Requests
- 2012 Agenda Requests
- 2011 Agenda Requests
- 2010 Agenda Requests
- 2009 Agenda Requests
- 2008 Agenda Requests
- 2007 Agenda Requests
- 2006 Agenda Requests