MADISON, Wis. (7/3/08)--A Credit Union National Association webinar scheduled during the third quarter of 2008 can help credit union staff get up-to-speed on Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) requirements. The July 10 “Bank Secrecy Act Requirements for Staff” closely examines BSA, the Customer Identification Program, and possible penalties for non-compliance. Attendees also will walk through the information required to accurately complete the Currency Transaction Report, Suspicious Activity Report, and Exempt Person Form. In addition, internal auditors and compliance staff can ensure the thoroughness and accuracy of BSA audits with “Preparing and Conducting a Bank Secrecy Act Audit.” The Aug. 14 webinar will provide tools and information needed to prepare and conduct an accurate and thorough BSA audit. Participants also will hear from an industry expert on what the regulation requires and what examiners are looking for. Other webinars highlighted during the third quarter include:
* “The Rise of Social Media--Connecting With Online Communities” will help attendees gain a better understanding of social media and how to incorporate these tools into conventional marketing plans. The July 22 webinar will help participants to better understand the mindset and culture driving the adoption of social media among Generations X and Y, as well as the myths associated with the social media usage of older generations. The offering is held in cooperation with the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council. * “General Operations Regulations,” held July 9 and 16, will provide an overview of the major operations laws affecting credit unions. The two-part webinar will cover: the Bank Bribery Act, the Right to Financial Privacy Act, BSA, IRS information reporting and withholding requirements, National Credit Union Administration privacy regulations, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. * “Tips and Tools for Managing Your Information Technology Vendors” is designed to help anyone involved in the process of choosing and managing the credit union’s information technology vendors. The Sept. 18 offering will discuss various considerations and software for contract management, negotiation techniques, regulatory issues and more.
More than 35 webinars will take place during the third quarter of 2008 to educate busy credit union personnel about: finance and economics; human resources and training; security; lending; management and leadership; board and volunteer; marketing and business development; operations, sales, and service; and regulatory compliance. Archived versions of many recently-held webinars also are available. During a webinar, students hear and see a presentation, ask questions of the instructor and refer to handouts. With a phone and a computer with an Internet connection, students have all the benefits of a face-to-face class without leaving the walls of their credit unions.