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Werkema on his new role as Payments Strategy Director

In an announcement on May 29, 2015, the Federal Reserve named Gordon Werkema as the new Payments Strategy Director tasked with leading the major payment system improvement initiatives outlined in the “Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System” paper. Werkema was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer a few of our questions and give us some insight into his new role as Payments Strategy Director.

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Remittance Coalition publishes Small Business Payments Toolkit

Converting every U.S. business from paper to e-payments and achieving a ubiquitous, straight-through, electronic process for sending remittance information may seem like impossible tasks, but that’s exactly what a group called the Remittance Coalition is working toward. A recent output from the group is the Small Business Payments Toolkit, which provides information to small businesses on electronic payments.
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FedCash<sup>®</sup> ServicesFedCash® Services
Beyond Mother Nature ... special events may also impact FedCash® Services

Mother Nature brings her share of disruptions, but business continuity events are not always weather-related. Special events, such as large political conventions or mega sporting events, may also require advance planning to avoid service disruptions. Learn how to prepare for such events and their impact on FedCash Services operations, cash transportation networks or other key infrastructure.
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Meet Fed staff at upcoming industry events

The Federal Reserve Banks actively seek opportunities to collaborate with our customers, as well as the banking and financial industry as a whole. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is by participating in industry events throughout the year. Read on for a sampling of upcoming events at which Federal Reserve staff will be present.
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