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THE WORKS Blog: Greatest Hits

When bands put out Greatest Hits albums, it always seems like they’re being a little lazy. Or maybe it’s just an excuse to kickstart a tour where they’ll only play the older songs that everyone knows.  So, when a compliance professional posts a blog of his greatest hits, what’s that mean? Wait, don’t answer that.

In this case, I simply felt that there were some good articles I’ve written in the past that may have been overlooked. Or, maybe the credit union is in a different place right now and they might be more applicable to your situation. I’ve only included “evergreen topics” meaning they’re just as applicable today as when I wrote them.

After all, I still listen to Bowling for Soup songs from the year I graduated high school, so…

Without further delay, here are my Top Ten Greatest THE WORKS Blog Hits, from my first 5 years at PolicyWorks.  Look for Volume II in 2022.

  1. Without Buy-In, Compliance Efforts Slow
    I’ve had the personal experience of building a compliance program from the ground up, and I know it can be a daunting, sometimes nerve-wracking task. Progress is continuous, but slow. Interruptions occur, and set-backs… Continue reading
  2. Tools of the Trade
    One of the more enjoyable aspects of my role at PolicyWorks is sharing my knowledge with others. In general, I’m the type of person that likes helping people, and for this reason my first position… Continue reading
  3. Don’t Be Afraid to Speak to Your Regulator
    I’ve been receiving a lot of TRID implementation questions lately.  Yes, I know that the rule was effective a while back, and credit unions have the main portions of the rule all figured out… Continue reading
  4. To Hire or to Outsource – A Compliance Consideration
    I’ve had some great conversations with credit unions this week regarding their consideration to hire knowledgeable compliance staff, or to outsource many compliance functions to third party experts. Either option could be an appropriate… Continue reading
  5. Turnover Shouldn’t be a Do-over
    Turnover seems to go in cycles.  A credit union may be going along smoothly with very minimal turnover for a period of time, and then all of a sudden, a few key positions might… Continue reading
  6. If You Enjoy Change and Growth, Compliance is for You
    This weekend I was home visiting family for Easter and I had a nice conversation with my dad about what I actually do for a living. He’s always had a general idea of course… Continue reading
  7. New Year, New Perspectives
    I am so excited for tomorrow that I can barely contain myself. Why? Because tomorrow night is Round 1 of the Monster Energy Supercross Series. I’ll be watching practice while I work on my new… Continue reading
  8. Corrective Action by Correctly Acting
    You’ve received the findings of your recent audit, and of course the credit union’s compliance program is in good shape.  Why wouldn’t it be?  You’ve been working tirelessly over the last 12 months ensuring… Continue reading
  9. Could a Compliance Committee benefit Your Credit Union?
    Depending upon the size and complexity of your credit union, a Compliance Committee can be a great asset for your compliance program.  The committee should be made up of individuals from each area of… Continue reading
  10. Can’t we all just get along?
    Marketing. Compliance. For years, it has seemed that the conflict between the two would continue.  Marketing believes that compliance lives to shut down each of its great ideas.  And compliance feels that marketing is… Continue reading

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