August 1998

Sampling Methodologies

This publication is a part of:

Collection: Comptroller’s Handbook

Series: Examination Process


This booklet discusses statistical and judgmental sampling methodologies in the context of OCC examinations.


This booklet applies to the OCC's supervision of national banks. References to national banks in this booklet also generally apply to federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations. Refer to 12 USC 3102(b) and the "Federal Branches and Agencies Supervision" booklet of the Comptroller's Handbook for more information.

For information applicable to federal savings associations, refer to former Office of Thrift Supervision Examination Handbook section 209, "Sampling."