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NCUA's Derivatives Proposal

It's a good step, but big changes are needed.
July 10, 2013
Final rule should allow better matching between assets and liabilities.
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Fixing the International Remittance Rule

We’ll continue to push to expand the exemption level for CUs.
February 18, 2013
We’re advocating for ample compliance time, in recognition of the fact that many vendors may need additional time to get ready.
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NCUA Responding to CU Exam Issues

Exam concerns, long a priority for CUs, are moving up the agency’s priority list.
June 13, 2012
The most efficient examinations are ones in which credit union officials and examiners treat each other as professionals and respect each other’s informed points of views.
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Regulatory Watch

CUNA Aims to Ease CUs’ Reg Burden

CUs are overwhelmed, and CUNA wants regulators to know it.
December 1, 2011
Any new requirements that may emerge over the horizon will only add to the load CUs already must shoulder.
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CUs Dodge a Cannonball

CUNA will keep up its advocacy as the interchange rule unfolds.
August 1, 2011
CUs that offer debit card programs dodged a cannonball with the new interchange rule the Federal Reserve adopted June 29.
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CUNA’s Interchange Push

Job one: Preserve as much fee income as possible.
June 24, 2011
Job one: Preserve as much fee income as possible.
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Two Reg Revisions to Watch

Stay informed about rule changes for debit card interchange fees and corporate CUs.
February 1, 2011
Stay informed about rule changes for debit card interchange fees and corporate CUs.
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Addressing Interchange Fees & NCUA Concerns

CUs want to know why NCUA is planning a 12% budget increase.
January 31, 2011
CUNA is pursuing dramatic improvements in the Fed's debit interchange fee proposal.
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So Many Issues, So Little Time

CUNA will fight to contain the burdens associated with new directives and rules.
October 25, 2010
CUNA will fight to contain the burdens associated with new directives and rules.
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More Details Emerge on Corporate CU Plan

The focus of the plan will be the securitization and sale of legacy assets.
September 28, 2010
NCUA will establish 'bridge corporates' to ensure the important services by the five conserved corporates to natural person credit unions regarding payments and settlement aren't disrupted.
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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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