Facility Solutions: Securing the lobby

first_imgNew branch designs must make people feel safe.by: Paul Seibert, CMCTeller transactions are dropping at the rate of 5-7 percent a year at many credit unions–and, in some urban markets, by 20 percent a year. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Simultaneously, traditional methods of CU income generation are declining, necessitating reductions in branch operating costs. Fortunately, the timely evolution of branch technologies helps to make this possible through the use of cash recyclers and dispensers in teller pods.Many credit unions have, or are considering, transitioning from traditional tellers to universal associates. This move recognizes the need to reduce the number of transaction-only employees and refocus staff energy toward relationship development. This new position combines both sides of the lobby’s functions-tellers and member service representatives. At the same time, the workstation often changes from a traditional teller line to a more open format teller pod.The shift to teller pods and universal associates has many benefits to credit unions. Still, at least twice a month I receive a call or email from a financial institution asking about teller security in the new branch models. The black and white of it is, cash dispensers and recyclers remove cash from tellers’ control or quick access, making the machines a more secure delivery model. continue reading »last_img read more

Decatur County sheriff candidates address voters

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County candidates for sheriff met about 75 voters last night at the Farm bureau annual meeting.Democrat David Durant and Republican Bill Meyerrose both want to find alternative ways to help those dealing with addictions. Current policies and approaches aren’t helping people make substantive life changes.Drug PolicyMeyerrose wants to create a full-time detective position to handle information gleaned from traffic stops, investigations and arrests. He says currently there is no one to handle this information, only uniformed deputies. He added that the person in this position would also investigate crimes other than drugs as well.Durant proposed collaborating with Indiana State Police and Greensburg police in order to d=create a task force. He countered the task force would encourage information sharing across agencies and increase efficiencies.Pay & RetentionBoth candidates say pay for deputies, especially those who work in the jail must be examined. All acknowledge newly implemented taxes cannot be the only solution, but steps must be taken to make these jobs competitive with similar positions with other departments.Here is full session with voters:Audio Playerhttps://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/091918-Decatur-County-Sheriff-Candidates-Night.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Friday May 22 Local Sports

first_imgCLASSIC SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:Saturday at 1:00 PM on AM-1300 KGLO — March 27, 2013 — Iowa men vs. Virginia in the NITMonday at 7:00 PM on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — July 2013 — Clear Lake baseball vs. Waverly-Shell Rock, Class 3A district final BELMOND — Despite the go-ahead for summer sports from Governor Reynolds as well as the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union board, Belmond-Klemme’s school board on Thursday night voted unanimously to cancel the summer baseball and softball seasons due to coronavirus concerns. Some school board members expressed concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in the county and questioned whether there would be a fall sports season as well. Belmond-Klemme is part of the Top of Iowa Conference. Wright County officials on Thursday announced that proactive surveillance testing of employees of the county’s larger employers turned up over 50 more positive cases of COVID-19. AMES — Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard expects the football season to start as scheduled. The Cyclones open at home on September 5th against South Dakota.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Jpcovid – 1Pollard says the big question right now is how many fans will be part of the season opener.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Jpcovid – 2Pollard says as of right now they could have the stadium about half full.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Jpcovid – 3Pollard made his comments as part of the Cyclone Virtual Tailgate Tour.center_img IOWA CITY — With campus facilities closed Iowa football players have been searching for fields to get in some workouts. It has not been easy. Most of the facilities in Johnson County have been shut down. Senior defensive end Chauncey Golston has been kicked off of several fields.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 1Golston says they have tried several different facilities.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 2Senior Ihmir Smith-Marsette and other receivers have found space to work with new starting quarterback Spencer Petras (peet-ris).KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 3Smith-Marsette says they are running routes out of the playbook.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 4Senior defensive lineman Austin Schulte has been working out at his home in Pella.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 5Schulte has transformed his family garage into a weight room.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 6Iowa is scheduled to open the football season September 5th against Northern Iowalast_img read more