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?
In suspicious activity reporting, how long after the original SAR is filed should the bank track and try to connect to that ring before filing a new SAR. Updates or amendments to SAR's filed in the past seem to diminish the value of the information if we are updating reports from sometimes years in the past.
I have noticed that we have a retired employee that when she accesses her safe deposit box, she goes into the office that used to be hers (which is now someone elses) and opens her safety deposit box right there in front of our employee. Is this wrong?