The Federal Reserve Board engaged KPMG to audit the 2016 combined and individual financial statements of the Reserve Banks. 
In 2016, KPMG also conducted audits of internal controls over financial reporting for each of the Reserve Banks. Fees for KPMG services totaled $6.7 million. To ensure auditor independence, the Board requires that KPMG be independent in all matters relating to the audits. Specifically, KPMG may not perform services for the Reserve Banks or others that would place it in a position of auditing its own work, making management decisions on behalf of the Reserve Banks, or in any other way impairing its audit independence. In 2016, the Bank did not engage KPMG for any non-audit services.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago — Financial Statements as of and for the Years Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, and Independent Auditors’ Report
 In addition, KPMG audited the Office of Employee Benefits of the Federal Reserve System (OEB), the Retirement Plan for Employees of the Federal Reserve System (System Plan) and the Thrift Plan for Employees of the Federal Reserve System (Thrift Plan). The System Plan and the Thrift Plan provide retirement benefits to employees of the Board, the Federal Reserve Banks, the OEB and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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