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May 1, 2002 - Resolution passed by the Board terminating its activity effective May 1, 2002.

April 4, 2002 - Letter to Robert K. Herdman, Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission, proposing a mechanism for monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Panel on Audit Effectiveness together with Mr. Herdman's response. (.pdf file)

April 4, 2002 - Letter to Robert K. Herdman, Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Robert J. Kueppers, Chair, SEC Practice Section Executive Committee, discussing final transitional matters together with Messrs. Herdman's and Kueppers' responses.
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March 19, 2002 - The Road to Reform – A White Paper From the Public Oversight Board On Legislation to Create a New Private Sector Regulatory Structure for the Accounting Profession.
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March 19, 2002 - Statement of the Hon. Charles A. Bowsher, Chairman, Public Oversight Board Before the Senate Banking Committee.

March 19, 2002 - Statement of Aulana L. Peters, Member, Public Oversight Board Before the Senate Banking Committee.
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March 5, 2002 - Letter to John H. Morrissey, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Robert J. Kueppers, Chair, SEC Practice Section, discussing the transitioning of the POB’s responsibilities with respect to independence reviews.

January 31, 2002 - POB's letter responding to SEC Chairman Harvey L. Pitt's letter of January 22, 2002.

January 22, 2002 - Letter from SEC Chairman Harvey L. Pitt regarding the Board's resolution of January 20, 2002.

January 21, 2002 - Letter to The Honorable Harvey L. Pitt, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, informing him of the termination of the Public Oversight Board.

January 21, 2002 - Letter to James G. Castellano, Chair, AICPA, and Barry C. Melancon, President and CEO, AICPA, transmitting the January 21, 2002, letter to SEC Chairman Harvey L. Pitt and inviting them to the January 31, 2002, meeting of the POB.

January 21, 2002 - Letter to Robert J. Kueppers, Chair, SEC Practice Section, transmitting the January 21, 2002, letter to SEC Chairman Harvey L. Pitt and inviting Mr. Kueppers to the January 31, 2002, meeting of the POB.

January 20, 2002 - Resolution passed by the Board terminating its activity no later than March 31, 2002.

January 17, 2002 - Letter to James S. Gerson, Chair, Auditing Standards Board, requesting the Auditing Standards Board to review auditing standards and interpretations and to take appropriate action to enhance standards on auditing issues raised by Enron Corporation’s collapse.

January 17, 2002 - Letter to Robert D. Neary, Chair, Quality Control Inquiry Committee, requesting that the Committee expedite its review of the performance of Andersen, the audit partners and other senior members of the audit engagement team on Enron to determine if the facts indicate deficiencies in Andersen’s system of quality controls or its performance.

May 22, 2001 - TIAA-CREF CEO John H. Biggs elected to the Public Oversight Board.

February 9, 2001 - The Public Oversight Board announces a new charter.


2002 Public Oversight Board