Compliance

Compliance Q&A: OFAC-blocked Account

January 29, 2013
In most cases, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations contain provisions to allow a financial institution to debit blocked accounts for normal service charges. READ MORE

CFPB Issues New Proposal on International Remittances

January 21, 2013
CUNA remains concerned over remittance exemption rules. READ MORE

CFPB Amends Remittance Transfer Rule

January 13, 2013
About a year ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published amendments to Regulation E. READ MORE

Servicemember Foreclosure Protections Expand in 2013

January 07, 2013
The SCRA provides a wide range of protections for those entering the military, called to active duty, or already deployed. READ MORE

Fair Lending Will Heat Up Again in 2013

January 01, 2013
Here’s why you can expect fair lending compliance to heat up this year. READ MORE

New Rules for Open-End Lending

December 31, 2012
Review policies and procedures to ensure conformance with NCUA’s updated guidance. READ MORE

Compliance Q&A: Risk-based Pricing Notice

December 26, 2012
Get compliance details on Regulation E remittance transfer rule and Bank Secrecy Act. READ MORE

Nonresident Alien Reporting

December 21, 2012
The rule goes into effect just weeks from now, on Jan. 1, 2013. READ MORE

‘Want Some Basel in Your Soup?’

December 18, 2012
When I first heard of Basel III, I thought it was a genetic mutation of a plant I often put on homemade pizza. READ MORE

Gearing Up for Remittance Transfers Reg

December 17, 2012
The agency released a guide for small businesses—International Fund Transfers: Small Entity Compliance Guide. READ MORE

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#CFPB is Watching for Deceptive #Marketing

Financial institutions were recently reminded of the importance of ensuring marketing materials, products, and services are not unfair, deceptive, or abusive. This month the CFPB ordered Bank of America to pay $727 Million in consumer relief for illegal credit card practices. Bank of America was found to have misled consumers about the cost of the […]

TILA-RESPA Disclosure Implementation

Have you begun to look over the new requirements for the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rule? If not, don’t worry to much, yet. This rule was finalized and released in November 2013. This rule becomes effective on August 1, 2015. While there is some time before the effective date, I would not recommend waiting until next […]

Navigating the Muddy Waters of Flood Insurance Reform

One of the things PolicyWorks continues to assist our credit union clients with is wading through the deep waters of mortgage regulation. As CFPB Director Richard Cordray has acknowledged, many of the business practices implemented by the January 2014 mortgage rules have long been standards credit unions have adhered to. However, a tidal wave of […]
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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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