Credit Union Times Magazine March-19, 2003

  • ACB's Top Action Priorities Do Not Include Credit Unions

    WASHINGTON-While America's Community Bankers still consider "the credit union issue" an important problem, it did not rank very high on the group's list of top priorities for 2003. Included on the list of ACB's 2003 Action Priorities was protecting consumer financial information. The banking trade group is seeking stiffer criminal...

  • CUNA Urges Congress on Reinstatement of Fed Fee Study

    WASHINGTON-In a letter to key lawmakers, CUNA supported reauthorization of the Federal Reserve Board's annual retail bank fee study and the inclusion of credit unions. CUNA emphasized the importance of the data to consumers. "CUNA has a long-standing belief that consumers need more, not less, information about the costs associated...

  • Iowa CU Rally Sends State Legislators a Message: No More Taxes on Not-for-Profit Credit Unions

    DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 1,000 credit union members from throughout the state descended on the state capitol March 10 and spoke in one voice to deliver their message of opposing a tax hike for credit unions. The members came by bus and vans and filled the capitol rotunda...

  • Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council made Legal

    NEW YORK-Nearly two-dozen financial services trade organizations, financial institutions utilities, and exchanges met in the Big Apple to announce the legal formation of Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council. The 23 groups, including CUNA and NAFCU as well as several banking and other associations, gathered in New York City to legitimize...

  • Addison Avenue FCU Deciding What to be `When We Grow Up'

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - Most credit unions would consider joining the Billionaires Club a sign of maturity. But President/CEO Steve Lumm quips that Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union will spend the coming year "figuring out what we want to be when we grow up." Until January 1 this year, AAFCU...

  • HUD Proposes Open ARMs to More Consumers

    WASHINGTON-In remarks to America's Community Bankers last week, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez outlined a proposal to enhance homebuying opportunities through expanded FHA-backed adjustable-rate mortgage offerings. "By offering additional types of FHA-insured ARMs, tailored to the financial conditions and desires of the borrowers, we are creating...

  • No Opinion on Privately Insured CUs Joining FHLB, FHFB Head Says

    WASHINGTON-Federal Housing Finance Board Director John Korsmo said last week that he was neither hot nor cold about privately insured credit unions becoming eligible for Federal Home Loan Bank membership. Following a speech at America's Community Bankers Government Affairs Conference, Korsmo told reporters, "The banks are divided on that. Obviously...

  • April 15 Deadline for NCUF Grant Applications

    MADISON, Wis. - Credit unions wishing to apply for funds from the National Credit Union Foundation in the organization's current funding cycle have an April 15 deadline. The next application deadline for funds under the second funding cycle will be September 15. The Foundation said that it will consider for...

  • CDFI Budget Committee Sees New Faces

    WASHINGTON - Community Development Credit Unions and other financial institutions will have two Senators to lobby in their quest to restore funds cut by the Bush Administration. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have joined the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies,...

  • Iowa Credit Unions Make Sure They're Seen as Well as Heard on Tax Issue

    If the state government in Iowa had any doubts about the ability of Iowa's credit unions to rally together for a cause, they shouldn't anymore. Over 1,000 credit union supporters showed up to voice their opposition to a bill raising taxes on Iowa CUs. Despite the rally, the bill did...

  • CO-OP Network Re-Ups With eFunds

    PHOENIX - CO-OP Network, the nation's largest credit union-owned, surcharge-free ATM network has decided to renew its relationship with eFunds, the Phoenix-based transaction processor. The Arizona firm has processed transactions for CO-OP Network member ATMs for 15 years, according to Rob Myhre, vice president for processing for eFunds. "When CO-OP...

  • Citadel FCU Hits Airwaves

    THORNDALE, Penn.- Citadel FCU Vice President of Marketing/Training Mike Schnably, recently stepped up to the microphone to talk up credit unions. As the featured guest on local radio station WCOJ's City Limits, Schnably discussed the Citadel Heart of Learning Award, which was created by Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate...

  • Anonymous Donor Gives $1 million for Loan Fund To Help Low-Income Virginia, Maryland and D.C. CUs

    ARLINGTON, Va. - An anonymous donor has given the National Credit Union Foundation $1 million dollars so that nine Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. credit unions can strengthen themselves and better serve their low-income members. NCUA has designated seven of the institutions as low-income credit unions while the Department of...

  • New Mexico Tax Bill Bites the Dust - For Now

    SANTA FE, N.M. - In quick fashion, New Mexico credit unions have for the moment turned back a banker-backed move to tax large CUs in the state. "We're quite happy with the way this has gone for us," declared Christopher Jillson, chairman of the New Mexico Credit Union League and...

  • Regulators Find Broker-Dealers Not Offering Mutual Fund Discounts to Eligible Investors

    WASHINGTON - Nearly one in three transactions in front-end load mutual funds that appeared eligible for a breakpoint discount did not receive one, based on the results of a three-month examination sweep of selected broker-dealers. The March 11 report, issued jointly by the Securities and Exchange Commission, NASD and the...

  • Strong 2002 for CUSO Financial Services Nets $1 Million in Profits, $500,000 to Partners

    SAN DIEGO - For the first time since the company's launch in 1996, CUSO Financial Services, LP's profitability resulted in a pay out of $500,000 in profit distributions to its 19 limited partners and reaching a $1 million profit goal. CFS, a credit union investment advisor and broker dealer, finished...

  • TransUnion says Extension of FCRA Federal Exemption Critical to Reliable Credit Reporting System

    BROOMALL, Pa. -Will state lawmakers be able to enact their own legislation on things like credit reporting compliance, pre-screening, and content of credit reports when the federal preemption provision of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) sunsets Dec. 31? Not if the three major credit report agencies, lenders and financial...

  • Texas Regulator Still Trying to Locate 33,000 Members Due $7 Million from Defunct Insurer

    AUSTIN, Texas - Nearly a year after portions of a $13.8 million sum in receivership from defunct Members Mutual Insurance Co. went out to former policy holders, officials say they're having trouble finding at least half of the 66,000 persons due checks, most of them being credit union members. The...

  • Nevada CUs Prep for Banker Tax Push

    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Drawing on the experience of neighboring Utah, credit unions in the Silver State are girding for a possible legislative push by the Nevada Bankers Association for a tax on CUs, but this time the state's Republican governor, Kenny Guinn seems to side with CUs. "We had...

  • CU 24/Concord Deal is Off; CU24 Off the Market For Now

    TALLAHASEE, Florida - Credit Union 24 has withdrawn from the controversial purchase offer it received from Concord EFS, a for-profit firm based in Memphis, Tennessee. "More than 60 days have expired from the date of the letter of intent between Credit Union 24, Incorporated and Concord without a definitive agreement,"...

  • Credit Union Times' Voting Poll is Back; Readers Respond Strongly to Private Insurance Issue

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Credit Union Times' Voting Poll is back with a revamped format that makes it easy to cast your vote. The poll resides on Credit Union Times' home page (www.cutimes.com) where participants can vote without jumping around to other pages (see illustration). Up-to-date results are...

  • CUNA Network Services Adds Another $300,000 in its Quest for Cash

    MADISON, Wis. - CUNA Network Services' quest for cash was given a boost recently with Travelex taking an equity investment of $300,000 to be invested over the next 12 months. Travelex, a firm dealing in international currency exchange, will become an equity holder and business partner of CNS. They join...

  • CUNA Slams NAFCU for Not Vetting Private Insurance Debate Within Industry

    WASHINGTON-CUNA President and CEO Dan Mica sent an e-mail to CUNA members reiterating its support of the private deposit insurance option and criticizing the Consumer Federation of America's newly adopted policy statement -and NAFCU's support-that all credit unions should have federal primary insurance. "Our position is based on CUNA policy...

  • Enterprise Car Sales Continues to Extend Preferred Provider Program to National CU

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Since the 1960's, Enterprise Car Sales has built up pre-owned vehicle provider relationships with more than 800 credit unions around the country with local and community fields-of membership. For the past few years, the company - a division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car - has complemented that effort...

  • Dems Launch Unsuccessful Attack on CU Reaffirmations in Bankruptcy Mark Up

    WASHINGTON-House Judiciary Committee Republicans were able to speedily dispense with amendments raised during the mark up of H.R. 975, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2003. The March 12 mark up was a roller coaster ride for the credit union carve-out on voluntary reaffirmations. The bill was ultimately...

  • Denver Public Schools CU Adopts New Name, Adding Branch, Zip Codes

    DENVER - With a name change and a new marketing push, Denver Public Schools Credit Union is launching its "first ever" branding campaign to attract new members and has hired a Denver advertising and public relations firm to do the job. At the same time, in applications filed with the...

  • Potential for War Leads to Airline Conf. Cancellation

    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa.-In light of the possible war with Iraq, the airline-sponsored credit unions' annual conference has been cancelled. The decision to cancel the conference was made last month because of the growing threat of war and the potential for cancellations out of fear of flying in a war time,...

  • ACB Unveils New Logo

    WASHINGTON-During its Government Affairs Conference last week, America's Community Bankers launched its new, more forward looking logo. ACB President and CEO Diane Casey Landry told attendees it's about "shaping our future." "What does that mean? It means you in action," she explained. Landry added that the reason the community bankers...

  • Freshman Minnesota Legislators Take Questions from CUs at Chapter Meeting

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Three freshman state senators participated in a panel discussion at a joint meeting of the Archer Doig and River Cities Chapters last week and fielded a variety of questions from the 125-person audience, ranging from credit unions, to raising taxes, to conceal-and-carry legislation. Participating in the...

  • Students Step into Suffolk FCU "CyberLounge"

    MEDFORD, N.Y. - Students at the Michael J. Grant campus of Suffolk County Community College can enjoy their new CyberLounge thanks to Suffolk Federal Credit Union. The 300 square-foot facility, incorporated into a new student lounge, includes a bank of six computer terminals offering free high-speed Internet access, and a...

  • Diversity Programs a Key to Tapping Talent?

    NEW YORK - Increasing diversity at your credit union may help in employee recruiting and retention efforts. According to a New Your Times Job Market National Study 97% of job seekers say they prefer to work in a diverse business environment and 91% are supportive of diversity policies because these...

  • European CU Movements Meet to Discuss Common Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Seventeen representatives of the British, Irish, Lithuanian, and Polish credit union movements met in Brussels last week to discuss a common strategy to address the impact of European Union legislation on credit unions and their members. The World Council of Credit Unions served as the facilitator for...

  • 2003 Begins with Seven Federal-to-State Charter Conversions

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-The credit union community started the year off by losing a handful of federal credit unions to state charters. Seven federal credit unions-Southern New England Financial ($254 million) in Conn.; Deere Community ($113 million) of Iowa; Capital Power ($41 million) in Calif.; Focus One Community ($70 million) in Los...

  • NCUA Verifying D. Edward Wells FCU Accounts

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA has announced it has begun the process of verifying the accuracy of accounting records at D. Edward Wells Federal Credit Union, which was placed into conservatorship last month. The agency filed court papers in the U.S. District Court in Springfield detailing its reasons for placing the troublesome credit...

  • NACHA, Fed Collaborate on Advertising Campaign

    HERNDON, Va. - For the first time, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association - and the Federal Reserve will launch a national print and radio advertising campaign to promote the benefits of direct deposit and direct payment to consumers. The advertising will feature a "slice of life" appeal with people...

  • PSCU Financial Services Benefit Encourages Second Opinions

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - One expert health opinion is not enough at PSCU Financial Services. Employees here who have been diagnosed with a serious condition and who are anxious for a second opinion before starting medical treatment will now be able to do so as part of a new health...

News

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  • An HR Manager's Perspective on Organizational Change

    Change is disruptive. Change is beneficial. A number of our employees have struggled with the fact that Santa Ana Federal Credit Union has changed its direction since a major reorganization in 2001. Was it necessary for SAFCU to reorganize? Why change anything that has worked for over 50 years? Prior...

  • Montgomery County Teachers FCU Gets Seal of Excellence

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. -Since being awarded the Maryland Work-Life Alliance Excellent Place to Work designation, Montgomery County Teachers Federal Credit Union has joined the ranks of an elite list of "destination workplaces" for job seekers here in the state. The Excellent Place To Work designation is a seal of quality that...

  • HRD Network Best Kept Secret in HR Arsenal

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - In a state that is known for its cutting edge workplace legislation, HRD Network has been helping California credit union human resource professionals stay afloat for the past 15 years. The affinity group became the first credit union specialized networking group committed to bettering the...

  • More CU Staffers Footing the Health Insurance Tab

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas - With health insurance costs almost doubling, a growing number of credit union employees are left footing more of their medical bills. A recent survey of employee benefits by D. Hilton Associates, Inc. finds that in the last two years the number of credit unions paying 100%...

  • Liberty, MyDAS Team Up

    MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. and BOULDER CITY, Nev. -Credit union solution providers Liberty Enterprises, Inc., and MyDAS Marketing, Inc., have joined forces to expand training and educational services for credit unions throughout the country. The strategic alliance will offer credit unions the following training and educational options: Credit Union University (CUU.com):...

  • What Category Do Your Employees Fall Into?

    PHILADELPHIA -A recent study finds that developing environments that enhance levels of employee commitment can help retain top performers. The TNS Intersearch Organizational Development Practice Survey suggests that employees generally fall into four groups based on their commitment to their employers: Ambassadors, who are fully committed to the company and...

  • Special Report: Human Resources & Benefits

    From credit union HR networking to a pep rally of motivation, discover the latest fun facts and happenings in Human Resources and Training on pages 18 to 22.

  • SCFCU Training Department Takes Home National Award

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina Federal Credit Union's Training Department has received the second place award in the Trainer of the Year Award competition, sponsored by CUNA and Affiliates Center for Professional Development. Credit unions from throughout the U.S. entered the competition for this award, which recognizes visionary training...

  • HRD Network Member Benefits

    Networking with peers is of course one of HRD Network's greatest strengths, but members also receive a number of HR-related tools. They include the following: Weekly Information Exchange/Job Placement Fax: It enables members to communicate openings and share applications and information. Semi-Annual Educational Program and Regional Brown Bag Meetings: The...

  • SECU Wins Excellence Award

    LANSING, Mich.- State Employees Credit Union's Training and Development Department won the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) - Michigan Chapter Award of Excellence for Outstanding Human Performance Intervention for their submission "Assessment Center: Pathway to Success." The entry involved the assessments and training materials developed in support of the...

  • Open Call for CUNA HR/Training and Development Council Summit

    MADISON, Wis. - Spring marks not only the return of flowers but also the CUNA Human Resources and Training and Development Council Summit. Cindy Stynchula, president of Stynchula & Associates, returns for a second year to act as the "summit weaver," helping participants tie everything together with interactive activities throughout...

  • What's Up with the ACB?

    Find out what's on the minds, or more appropriately not on the minds, of America's Community Bankers on page 6.

  • Keeping Priorities Straight

    Does your credit union effectively communicate its new goals to employees? A new Watson Wyatt study finds that in general employees aren't sure how they fit in when their organizations change strategies. Society for Human Resource Management advice? Clearly explain to workers new goals-and how they were created. This communication...

  • USA FCU Staffers Training to the Max

    SAN DIEGO - USA Federal Credit Union takes training seriously. In 2002 staffers here logged over 10,000 hours of training - that is five times the hours spent in 2001. According to MaryAnn Pearce, USAFCU staff development trainer, the increase was the result of USA FCU University. The "university" training...

  • Paying Attention to Emotions

    According to a recent study, increasingly negative employee emotions in the workplace could spell retention trouble for human resource departments already struggling to keep good talent. Here is a look at the impact emotions have on retention:

  • Robins Federal Credit Union Motivates with a Cheer

    WARNER ROBBINS, Ga. -Robins Federal Credit Union staffers really got into the spirit of service and selling - with an old-fashioned pep rally. "Service has always been our first priority and we can do it by focusing on building and maintaining staff involvement," said RFCU President/CEO Buck Levins. "This pep...

  • EECU Looking for Management Material

    FRESNO, Calif. - As a proactive response to questions of succession, Educational Employees Credit Union has launched a management trainee program. During the two-year program, trainees will be given the opportunity to gain understanding and experience through on-the-job work experience, observation and various training programs. The inaugural class consists of...

Tech Bytes

  • RDS Strategic Partner Conference Packed With Content

    INDIANAPOLIS - Core data processor re:Member Data Services (RDS) has finalized its speakers for the 2003 Strategic Partner Conference, taking place May 18 - 21 in Bonita Springs, Fla. Headlining the event is best selling author Susan Dellinger, who will lead participants in an interactive session explaining how IT executives...

  • Blake Nominated for BITS Advisory Council

    BROCKTON, Mass. - Jim Blake, president/CEO of Brockton CU here was nominated by CUNA to serve on the board of the Banking Industry Technology Secretariat (BITS). Blake also serves on several community and financial industry committees and boards, and he is also a member of the Executive Committee of the...

  • Don't Write Off Wireless Yet

    CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J. - One of the killer apps that seemed to fade quickly during the dot-com implosion may not be quite dead yet. The number of wireless Internet users worldwide should increase almost 300% by 2007, according to Probe Research analyst David Chamberlain. Demand for wireless services, including banking,...

  • Corillian Promotes Hughes to EVP of Operations

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Bill Hughes, Corillian's senior vice president of operations for the past year, has been named the enterprise software vendor's executive vice president of operations. Hughes, 40, will continue reporting to the Internet banking firm's president/CEO, Alex Hart, and will manage the development and deployment of all of...

  • EasCorp Launches eStatements Promotion

    WOBURN, Mass. - EasCorp, one of the first corporates to offer its members eStatements, has a new retail marketing kit to help its credit unions attract eStatement users. EasCorp has 22 credit unions live on its eStatements program. Twenty of them use EasCorp's stand-alone product, which was released in 2002,...

  • Fiserv to Acquire Precision Computer Systems

    BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Fiserv, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Precision Computer Systems (PCS), a provider of bank processing solutions based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. PCS' annual revenues are approximately $25 million. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "PCS has a successful product line and an extremely...

  • SimCU: CUES Scenario Software Helps Decision-Makers Plan for the Future

    MADISON, Wis. - First there was SimCity, then SimIsle, SimZoo and more. So, why not SimCU? CUES is now offering just that. In conjunction with Decision Strategies International, the Credit Union Executives Society has introduced SimCU, which it calls the first scenario-based simulation software for credit unions. "SimCU provides credit...

  • WESCO Acquires One-Man Band Firm; Continues to Diversify

    KENTWOOD, Mich. - WESCO has acquired JVS Jvergent Solutions, a credit union marketing and consulting firm. WESCO President/CEO Randy Karnes said JVS Jvergent Solutions is really a one-man band and WESCO was very interested in the one man. Jim Conroy founded and is CEO of JVS. "He's been with Harland...

  • CUMarketingDept.com Says Site Growing

    HOLYOKE, Mass. -CUMarketingDept.com, an online resource for credit union marketing professionals, said more than 1,000 credit union professionals are now participating in its online marketing discussion. Recent topics of discussion at the site include annual meeting themes, indirect auto lending philosophy, cross-selling incentives, justifying an MCIF, choosing a marketing agency,...

People

  • SOUTHWEST

    Security Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, Texas,has promoted Sherri Bradley to manager of information technology.

  • SOUTH

    Louisiana Credit Union League, Harahan, has named Erica Gonzalez technology consultant.

  • WEST

    Riverside County's Credit Union, Calif., has named Robert Barksdale mortgage lending manager; Mac Villines Rancho Mirage branch manager; Joe Rittel internal auditor; and Bernice Valdes Riverside Avenue branch relationship manager.

  • EAST

    Affinity Federal Credit Union, Basking Ridge, N.J., has promoted Peter A. MacDonald vice president/chief member service officer. Capital Communications Federal Credit Union, Albany, N.Y., has named Herb Warden insurance advisor of its subsidiary CAP COM Financial Services. Visions Federal Credit Union, Edicottt, N.Y., has elected the following directors to its...

  • VENDORS

    CU Cooperative Branching, Inc., Louisiana's credit union shared branching network, has named Erin Babcock accountant. PULSE, an EFT association, has named Marie Braeutigam sales/ member development executive. Corillian Corp., a provider of enterprise software and services, has appointed Bill Hughes executive vice president of operations.

  • MIDWEST

    Corporate One Federal Credit Union, Columbus, Ohio, has named Leah Rinehart vice president of membership/marketing. CUNA Credit Union, Madison, Wis., has named Deb Hamilton mortgage business development manager. Cardinal Community Credit Union, Mentor, Ohio, has elected the following officers to its board: John Reider president; Jeff Hale vice president; James...

In Other News

  • DONATIONS

    Visions Federal Credit Union, Endicott, N.Y., has donated much needed protective wall mats to the Tioga County Boys & Girls Club gymnasium. The mats were unveiled at the annual Basketball Tip-off Tournament where Visions President/CEO Frank Berrish served as an honorary referee, throwing up the initial tip-off ball to kick...

  • BRANCHING OUT

    Point Loma Credit Union, San Diego, Calif., has opened its latest branch in Temecula. This marks PLCU's tenth full-service branch serving Riverside and San Diego counties. First Capital Federal Credit Union, York, Pa., has broken ground on the site of its new main office. The two-story, 16,200 square-foot facility will...

Publisher's Column

  • Surveys, Bankruptcy, Affiliation, Ads, Forum, and More

    A look at the steady barrage of interesting credit union news items surfacing recently has inspired these comments: * CUNA's low-income survey proved exactly what it was supposed to prove. Credit unions are reining in unprecedented numbers of low-income potential members and are having some initial success in replacing the...

Opinion

  • Where's the Honor in Overdraft Services?

    I have been reading with interest (and some discomfort) the recent news reports bashing the overdraft services that some banks have in place. As an economist for banks and credit unions who also provides overdraft services, I am obviously concerned, but not for the reasons you may assume. I, in...

Letters to the editor

  • NAFCU: No Intention of Dividing Industry

    They always say that it is futile to engage in a war of words with the fellow who owns the ink; nevertheless, I would like to respond to Mike Welch's column of March 12. Mike questions the timing and legitimacy of NAFCU taking a position advocating federal share insurance as...

  • CUs Not Reaching Full Potential

    Mike Welch makes some very good points in his Feb. 19th column entitled "Our Credit Union Would Never Act Like This." He did a good job highlighting many of the problems I perceive exist in many credit unions throughout our industry. I am a newcomer to the credit union movement...

News Briefs

  • Matz Stresses Need for Cooperation between Federal and State Regulators

    SAVANNAH, Ga.- NCUA Board Member Deborah Matz emphasized the need for federal and state regulators to collaborate and learn from each other, particularly in the face of war, during the 25th Annual NCUA/National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors State Regulatory Conference. "[A]fter crisscrossing the country, touring credit unions and...

  • Pilots Protest Feds Picking Their Pockets for Security Costs; Airline CUs Diversify

    WASHINGTON-Airline pilots were picketing outside of Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill last week because of concessions the union made to help pay for airport security. House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) held a hearing on the situation last Wednesday. (Credit Union Times was on...

  • NCUA Charters First FCU in So. Calif. since 1997

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA announced earlier this month that it granted a federal charter to Faith Based Federal Credit Union in Oceanside, Calif. for people residing, working, worshiping or attending school in Oceanside. Faith Based is the first federal credit union chartered in southern California since 1997 and the first in California...

  • NCUA Chairman Touts Access Across America Successes on CNN

    WASHINGTON-Making credit union efforts known nationwide, NCUA Chairman Dennis Dollar gave an interview for a Comcast/CNN Headline News segment on the success of the agency's Access Across America initiative. The six-minute interview, taped recently at Comcast's Washington, D.C. studios, will air in major cities across the U.S. where Comcast cable...

Staking Out the Stats

  • What Employees Want in the Workplace

    *Self-esteem *Great people to work with *Consistent recognition and fair rewards *Challenge and variety/ promising future *No concerns about management; no micro- managing *Having a full and busy workday, without artificial deadlines and "make work"

In Memoriam

  • Longtime Nevada League President Glen Reese Dies

    RENO, Nev. - Glen Reese, the first managing director of the Nevada CU League who led the League for 26 years, died on March 5. Reese had cancer. Reese was named the Nevada League's first managing director in 1969, staying until 1995 when the California and Nevada Leagues formed a...

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