U.S. Trustee Program

U.S. Trustee Program

U.S. Trustee Program

 

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.

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Important Notices

Updated Census Bureau Data
October 5, 2016

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 1, 2016.

 
USTP Issues Report to Congress on Criminal Referrals for FY 2015
May 2, 2016

As required by section 1175 of Public Law 109-162, the U.S. Trustee Program has issued its annual Report to Congress on criminal referrals for Fiscal Year 2015. Among other things, the report details the number and types of criminal referrals made by the Program and the efforts taken by the Program to prevent bankruptcy fraud and abuse.

 
Updated Administrative Expense Multipliers & IRS Data
April 15, 2016

The Administrative Expense Multipliers and IRS’s National Standards for Allowable Living Expenses and Local Standards for Transportation and Housing and Utilities Expenses accessible through the “Means Testing Information” page have been updated. The revised multipliers and standards will apply to cases filed on or after May 1, 2016.

 
USTP Issues Public Report of Debtor Audits for FY 2015
March 17, 2016

As required by section 603(a)(2)(D) of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Public Law 109-8, the U.S. Trustee Program has issued its annual public report on debtor audits. The report provides the aggregate results of audits of individual   chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases for Fiscal Year 2015. To review the report, click here.

 
Notice
March 1, 2016

The U.S. Trustee Program has posted the transcript of the Public Hearing on Procedures for Completing Uniform Periodic Reports in Non-Small Business Cases Filed Under Chapter 11 of Title 11.

 
USTP Posts FAQs on Baker Botts LLP v. ASARCO LLC
September 25, 2015

The U.S. Trustee Program has posted Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding how the Program will implement the Supreme Court’s ruling in Baker Botts LLP v. ASARCO LLC, 135 S. Ct. 2158 (2015), which ruled that the Bankruptcy Code does not authorize the award of attorney’s fees for defending a bankruptcy professional’s fee application.

 
General Information U.S. Trustee Program
Leadership 

Clifford J. White III
Director

Contact 

Office of the Director
(202) 307-1391

Fee Guidelines for Larger Chapter II Cases
National Mortgage Settlement
Report Bankruptcy Fraud
Bankruptcy Information Sheet