About the U.S. Trustee Program
The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees under 28 U.S.C. §586 and 11 U.S.C. §101, et seq.
It consists of 21 regional U.S. Trustee Offices nationwide and an Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (EOUST) in Washington, DC.
This site contains information about the United States Trustee Program and the federal bankruptcy system.
Welcome and thank you for visiting our home page on the Department of Justice internet site.
U.S. Trustee Program News
November 18, 2013
The USTP is pleased to announce that Tracy Hope Davis has been appointed as the U.S. Trustee for Northern and Eastern California and Nevada (Region 17) effective November 27, 2013. She will replace Acting U.S. Trustee August B. Landis, who will be sworn in as a bankruptcy judge for the District of Nevada on that date. Ms. Davis currently serves as the U.S. Trustee for New York, Connecticut, and Vermont (Region 2).
With Ms. Davis’ move to Region 17, the USTP also announces that William K. Harrington, the U.S. Trustee for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island (Region 1), will assume responsibility as the U.S. Trustee for Region 2.
July 15, 2013
The USTP today announced the unsealing of a settlement with Citigroup Inc. that protects the personal information of nearly 150,000 consumers in 85 jurisdictions around the country. Citi agreed to redact proofs of claim filed in bankruptcy cases nationwide in which the personal information of consumer debtors and third parties, including Social Security numbers and birthdates, had not been properly redacted. Citi also agreed to notify affected consumers and offer them one year of free credit monitoring. An independent auditor is reviewing the accuracy of the correction process.
Notice Regarding Debtor Audits
February 21, 2014
The United States Trustee Program (USTP) has established procedures for independent audit firms to audit petitions, schedules, and other information in consumer bankruptcy cases, as authorized by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 586(f), the USTP contracts with independent accounting firms to perform audits in designated cases.
Due to budgetary constraints, in March, 2013 the USTP suspended its designation of cases subject to audit. Effective March 10, 2014, the USTP will resume the designation of cases for audit.
Updated Census Bureau Data
October 30, 2013
The Census Bureau’s Median Family Income Data accessible through the “Means Testing Information” page has been updated. The U.S. Trustee Program will apply the updated data to all cases filed on or after November 15, 2013.