For info on this story:
* NCUA offers the Compliance Self Assessment Guide, which can be downloaded in PDF format from its website at www.ncua.gov.
* The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) provides financial institutions with a 330-page examination book to help prepare for independent reviews or exams. The manual can be viewed online or the entire document can be downloaded as a PDF file from www.ffiec.gov.
* NAFCU offers its members a compliance newsletter, a compliance school, online compliance alerts and a compliance certification program. For info: www.nafcunet.org.
* The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) offers a wide range of alerts, articles and reports such as The SAR Activity Review, at www.FinCEN.gov. One FinCEN executive is urging credit unions to pay special attention to the types of published enforcement actions the agency has taken as an excellent guide as to "what not to do."
* HeadquartersCompliance.com, operated by Bankers Systems, Inc., offers a wealth of free information including articles by Shannon L. Bennett, Sue Burt and Betsy Fredrickson at www.headquarterscompliance.com.
* The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) has staff knowledgeable on numerous compliance issues. For more info: www.nascus.org.
* Finally, if you just can't take another compliance website, Google "humorous websites" and take yourself a break.