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CSS goes green for Earth Day

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MADISON, Wis. (4/22/09)--CUNA Strategic Services Inc. (CSS) sold 61,000 of its environmentally friendly 2009 “Goinggreen” calendars and donated 10% of the proceeds to the Earth Day Network. Goinggreen features monthly green living tips and was printed on recycled paper. The tips encourage members to make small changes in their lives that can yield measurable results for the planet. CSS donated $2,800 to Earth Day Network, a non-profit group seeking to promote a healthy sustainable planet through education, politics, events, and consumer activism. CSS offers the popular green calendar again in the recently released 2010 calendar catalog, and will continue its pledge to donate 10% of the net proceeds to Earth Day Network.

PSCU Financial Debit card transactions up in 08

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (4/22/09)--PSCU Financial Services, a credit union service organization (CUSO), reported that it processed 644 million debit card transactions in 2008--a 22% increase compared with the previous year. PSCU Financial processed 950 million credit, bill-payment and debit transactions--a 17.4% jump from 809 million in 2007. It also paid a cash dividend of $45.8 million to its owners, including $35 million from the sale of MasterCard and Visa stock (Cardline April 17). The CUSO also elected four credit union executives to its board of directors during the 2009 Member Forum in Orlando, Fla.:
* Jane Watkins, president/CEO, Virginia CU, Richmond, Va.; * Ariel Chun, president/CEO, University of Hawaii FCU, Honolulu; * John Walling, president/CEO, Christian Community CU, San Dimas, Calif.; and * Gene Foley, president/CEO, Harvard University Employees CU, Cambridge, Mass.
Foley replaces Gallagly, former CEO of Florida Central CU, who died March 31. PSCU Financial provides credit, debit, ATM, prepaid, bill payment and contact center solutions for credit unions.

Webinar on performance evaluation offers no surprises

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WESTLAKE, Ohio (4/22/09)--Cardwell will offer a free a webinar Thursday entitled, “No Surprises!” about credit unions’ performance evaluation process. The webinar is the third installment of Cardwell’s “Connect with Leaders” webinar series. It begins at 1:30 p.m. EDT. “No Surprises!” will provide information on innovations and best practices regarding a credit union’s performance evaluation process. It also aims to help CEOs and managers build confidence in their staff as they solve problems and achieve goals. The webinar also seeks to cover:
* How to handle the year-end discussion of overall performance; * How to integrate performance software tools; * How to link performance to compensation; * What key lessons have been learned; * What challenges remain; and * How to make the performance evaluation process valuable to the employee, boss or organization.
Cardwell is a software development and management-consulting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio.