Compliance

CUNA’s Interchange Push

June 24, 2011
Job one: Preserve as much fee income as possible. READ MORE

Flood Insurance 101

June 24, 2011
What you need to know to comply with federal flood insurance regulations. READ MORE

Draft a Compliance QB

June 14, 2011
Create and implement a compliance game plan. READ MORE

The Story of the Evil Weasel

June 14, 2011
In an epic battle between an evil weasel and elected officials, bet on the weasel. READ MORE

Ready for July 21?

June 11, 2011
July 21, 2011, is a significant date for all credit union compliance staff. Why? READ MORE

Cheney ‘Deeply Disappointed’ Over Interchange Vote

June 09, 2011
The Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment from Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., that would have delayed implementation of the Federal Reserve’s debit card interchange fee cap. READ MORE

Compliance Matters: Mortgage Origination Standards

June 01, 2011
Mortgage origination standards, MLO registration, ATM signage, and more. READ MORE

Garnishment Rules and Protections

May 18, 2011
The interim final rule restricting garnishments on certain federal benefit payments went into effect on May 1, 2011. Credit unions have until May 24, 2011 to submit comments. READ MORE

Compliance Matters: Comment on Reg CC Proposal

May 01, 2011
Reg CC proposals, credit score disclosures, streamlined BSA regulations, and more. READ MORE

Write Comment Letters That Work

April 28, 2011
NCUA Chairman says the agency sometimes makes significant changes to regulations based on CU comment letters. READ MORE

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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 […]

How to Write an Effective #CommentLetter

One of my favorite things about being a part of the credit union movement is the cooperative spirit; how everyone has a voice and a chance to be heard.  A great example of this is the comment letter – whenever an agency (such as NCUA, NACHA, CFPB, etc.) issues a proposed rule, they open the […]
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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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