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Review Foreign Sanctions Evaders List

In February, the Treasury Department announced actions targeting individuals and entities.
April 7, 2014
OFAC publishes a list of foreign individuals and entities determined to have violated U.S. sanctions on Syria or Iran.
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Preparing for the Next Merchant Data Breach

Turn members into fraud-fighting allies, and solidify your CU’s defenses.
April 1, 2014
Educating members about protecting their accounts and identities from theft is a critical loss prevention strategy.
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Compliance Q&A: Regulation B

Does Regulation B permit creditors to charge members a fee for photocopies of appraisals?
April 1, 2014
Does Regulation B permit creditors to charge members a fee for photocopies of appraisals?
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Consider the Risks Before Serving Marijuana Businesses

Until Congress changes federal law, institutions might be taking a great risk providing services.
April 1, 2014
But it’s up to each institution to decide whether it’s worth the risk.
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Compliance Q&A: Reg Z Loan Originator Rule

What loan originator information must be included on mortgage documents under Reg Z?
January 23, 2014
What loan originator information must be included on mortgage documents under Reg Z?
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Compliance Matters: Mortgage Origination Standards

A Federal Reserve Board proposal offers four options to comply with ability-to-repay requirement.
June 1, 2011
Mortgage origination standards, MLO registration, ATM signage, and more.
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Compliance Matters: Comment on Reg CC Proposal

Submit comments by June 3 on new Fed amendments.
May 1, 2011
Reg CC proposals, credit score disclosures, streamlined BSA regulations, and more.
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Agencies Issue Rule on Garnishments

An interim final rule spells out how CUs must respond when they receive garnishment orders.
April 17, 2011
Garnishment orders, Reg Z escrow rules, an elder law advisory and more.
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Compliance Matters: Director Responsibilities

NCUA provides clear statements on FCU boards’ responsibilities to members.
April 14, 2011
New regulations on board responsibilities and the latest on temporary unlimited insurance coverage.
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Compliance Q&A: RESPA Protections

Know the RESPA rules when it comes to mobile homes.
April 8, 2011
When does RESPA apply to manufactured homes?
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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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