Our bank requires that all new employees pass a criminal background history check before hiring: however, we understand that temporary employees are not subjected to the same hiring standards. Is this legal?
What do other banks do to limit access to employee account info?
Our HR employee was at a seminar last week and after some discussion with other bankers, each year they and we have employees complete a Personal Profile sheet. Information needed is employee name, spouse, children's name in the household, vehicles you drive, among other things. We are a small community bank. The other banks she talked to said they were discontinuing this practice. Do you think we need to continue to have these completed every year or at all?
I was wondering if bank's thought posting a sign at the entrance to their lobby requesting hats, hoodies and sunglasses to be removed as well as no guns being allowed in the branch was a good thing or not. Also, what do other banks policies state about employees being allowed to carry guns in the bank if they have a permit to carry them.
I often see references to "enforcement actions" taken against institutions by examining agencies. What are these actions and why are they levied?
When filing a SAR for insider abuse, should the narrative contain any admissions, denials or conversations HR had with the employee in regards to the alleged activity? Is it required to include that information?
When training bank employees, what is the minimum training allowed? We are getting a new core this year and it is going to monopolize a lot of time training for it. We want to stay within the legal guidelines and maintain a curriculum, but need to streamline it for core training purposes.
We require all lessees (agent or deputy) to sign our safe deposit box agreement in front of an employee. Why is this required? Is it a bank security measure or Reg?
I participated in a recent seminar where BOL Guru Dana Turner was the presenter. He mentioned that there might be a conflict of interest if the bank's Security Officer was also a director. I am in that position and I have discussed this with the Board/Executive Committee and was told today that they had talked with our bonding company and were told this was not an issue. What is the rational for ensuring that our Security Officer should be an employee, rather than a director?
If a government agency (DEA) sends a representative to purchase an Official Check do we need to get the identifying information on the government representative?