KCUA Vision
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News from Kansas credit unions
Education and Training
Human Resources
Shared Financial Solutions
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Dates to remember:  


July 4, Offices Closed for Independence Day 


July  6, 2 PM  

High Yield Lending: Methods to Grow Loans Webinar 


July  7, 10 AM 

 Hot Topics in Regulatory Compliance Quickbite    


July 12, 10 AM 

Preventing CU Heists Quickbite 


July 12, 2 PM 

Indirect Automobile Lending: The Good, the Bad &  the Ugly Webinar  


July 13, 2 PM   

Completing & E-Filing the CTR Form Webinar 

CUNA Awards Deadline August 5  

There's been a few changes to the submission requirements.  Read more 


New Ideas Forum

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Wichita Business Journal: Wichita companies setting examples for healthy work environments. Meritrust Credit Union is honored.  


Kansas.com: Health and Wellness Coalition to honor IMA, Cessna, Meritrust 


CUNA News Now: KCUA to relocate Wichita office 6/30/11   


Kansas.com | The Wichita Eagle: Kansas Credit Union Association to move with sale of building 6/29/11   


Wichita Business Journal: Credit Union of America finds new corporate home 6/29/11   


Kansas.com: Credit Union of America plans office building purchase 6/28/11

In case you missed it:

KCUA 2011 Annual Meeting Video


Governmental Affairs  


CUNA News Now: Fed final Interchange rule reflects CU input, Cheney says. 

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Bill Cheney said that the Federal Reserve "listened to the real concerns of credit unions" as it developed its final debit interchange fee cap rule, which was approved by a 4 to 1 vote by the Fed on Wednesday. Read more 

Award-winning Organization Ready to Host Youth-focused CU Professionals

Credit union professionals who understand the importance of youth-based services and financial education will gather July 25-28 at the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) 2011 Annual Conference. The event is a focused effort to support participants' youth outreach and help lower credit unions' average member age. Read more   


Project Raise Your Voice: Advocacy Challenge 2011

Project Raise Your Voice logoThere's still time to participate...Want a chance to win FREE registration to the 2012 KCUA Annual Meeting & Convention? The Project Raise Your Voice: Advocacy Challenge 2011 will provide your credit union the opportunity to engage in advocacy while also earning points to win some awesome prizes! Read more 


Credit Unions Must Comply with ADA Standards for ATMs 

Q & A regarding ADA standards for ATMS. Read more  


CUNA Launches Compliance Blog 

"CompBlog," the Credit Union National Association new compliance issues blog, was launched today June 20 part of a continuing effort to keep apace with the challenges that face credit unions every day.

Read the CUNA NewsNow article


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Education and Training


KCUA Rolls Out Revised Volunteer Kit

The Volunteer Kit, which was introduced to credit unions several years ago, has recently been updated and redesigned, and is now available on our website for easy reference. Read more


Leadership Communication

Did you know 90% of all interactions do not qualify as efficient and effective communication? KCUA, in partnership with Next Element Consulting, is hosting "sneak preview" workshop to help credit unions learn more about the internationally acclaimed Process Communication Model (PCM) and get a first hand look at PCM and how it can benefit you and your credit union. Read more  



Marketing Tech Talk

SEO. The Cloud. Likes. RSS feed. What? Technology continues to evolve, and it's hard to keep up with changing software, new platforms and tools and new ways of reaching your target audience.  Read more 


Is Your Credit Union using Social Media? 

Have a Facebook Page or Twitter account? Post pictures or videos to YouTube or Flickr? We want to know! We like to include a link on OUR site to drive traffic not only to your website, but your social media sites as well. If you would like us to include a link on our credit union web links page, contact Susan Dyer, (800) 362-2076, ext. 3047 or (316) 942-7965, ext. 3047.     



Results from last month's Poll

Question: Where do you get your news?
Printed newspaper: 21% 

Online news source: 42% 

National 24 hour news television station: 8%  

Local television news station: 21% 

Social networking sites: 4% 

Radio: 4%

Word of mouth: 0% 

Human Resources

2011 Workers Compensation Reform Law now in Effect
In April, Governor Sam Brownback signed the Kansas Workers Compensation Reform Act (effective on May 15, 2011) to mark the most important overhaul of the Kansas workers compensation system since 1993. So what are the major changes?  Read more

In response to the Reform Act, the Kansas Department of Labor has since updated its "posting" notice, which the Department's regulations require all employers covered by state workers compensation laws to post in their workplaces.  The new bi-lingual form (Form K-WC 40 (Rev. 5/11)), which tells employees what to do if an injury occurs on the job, is available for free on the Department's website hereThe new poster regulations can be found here.

Post Your Job Opps on the KCUA website

Did you know you can post your credit union's job openings, view other classifieds and resumes on KCUA's website? More information    

Shared Financial Solutions

LSI Payroll Services Understands Credit Union's Payroll Needs

Free up your internal resources and meet all of your payroll needs and obligations with LSI Payroll Services, an economical, efficient alternative to doing your payroll in-house or using a payroll service. Read more  


ScoreCardŽ Announces Third Quarter Training Webinars

FIS logoScoreCard offers FREE webinar training opportunities to our clients. These informative sessions are a perfect tool for new and seasoned employees! Let us train your staff on your ScoreCard program, and ensure that you have all the necessary tools to maximize your opportunities. Read more