Nearly two years after federal credit unions won authority to expand their fields of membership, Joe Schroeder, president and chief executive officer of Rockwell Federal Credit Union in Downey, Calif., is still waiting for permission to solicit new customers.

Mr. Schroeder said he had hoped that the Credit Union Membership Access Act would allow Rockwell, which serves employees of Rockwell International Corp., to expand its membership to include Boeing Co. employees. Boeing acquired Rockwell's defense unit in late 1996.

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