The Point: Aug. 13, 2013

Registration open for Compliance & Legal Conference

Credit union professionals can now register for Credit Union Association of New York's 2013 Compliance & Legal Conference. The popular event will be held Sept. 10-11 at Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona, N.Y.

The agenda will focus on key credit union issues, including: the regulatory process and the importance of regulatory advocacy, legal trends impacting the industry, proposed regulations and recent final rules, and HR/employment law issues. A panel discussion on best practices for preventing elder financial abuse will also be held.

To learn more or register, visit the Association website.

SEFCU President/CEO named to Fed Advisory Council

Michael Castellana, SEFCU president/CEO, has been named a member of the Federal Reserve Board's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) for 2014. Castellana, who currently leads the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's CDIAC, is one of two credit union representatives chosen to serve on the national council.

The 12-member CDIAC advises the Federal Reserve Board on the economy, lending conditions and other issues. Members are selected from representatives of commercial banks, thrift institutions and credit unions serving on local advisory councils at the 12 Federal Reserve Banks. The council meets twice each year with the Federal Reserve Board in Washington.

NCUA hosting Buffalo workshop next month

A free NCUA Credit Union Workshop will be held Sept. 28 in Buffalo. Credit unionists can learn more and register by visiting the event webpage.

The agenda includes several timely sessions:

  • Issues Facing Credit Unions;
  • What to Expect During Your Next Exam; 
  • Electronic Services;
  • Hidden in Plain Sight - Do You Have a Dishonest Employee Lurking From Within?;
  • Fair Lending Presentations;
  • Strategic Planning; and
  • Shared Resources - Regulatory Compliance Issues.

To view the complete 2013 OSCUI training schedule, visit NCUA's website.

Agility Recovery announces disaster preparedness webinars, resources

In honor of National Preparedness Month in September, Agility Recovery is hosting a series of free webinars focused on disaster preparedness and crisis communications. The following webinars are scheduled:

  • Sept. 11: "Protecting Your Organization By Preparing Your Employees";
  • Sept. 18: "The NEW 10 Steps to Preparedness: Lessons From the Past"; and
  • Sept. 25: "Crisis Communications for Any Organization."

To learn more or register, visit the CUNA Strategic Services website.

A free Crisis Communications Planning Checklist for credit unions is also available on Agility Recovery's website. The document provides recommendations for developing a communications plan and responding during and after a crisis.

Agility Recovery is a disaster preparedness business continuity service provider for CUNA Strategic Services. CUNA Strategic Services provides credit unions with high-quality products, services and technologies delivered with a competitive advantage made possible through volume pricing and strategic program development.

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