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ED Submits Administrative Record to Judge Wheeler; re-Pits Smalls Against Bigs

As ordered by Judge Thomas Wheeler of the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), the U.S. Government produced its Administrative Record (AR) last week in support of the cancellation of the Department of Education’s (ED or FSA) Solicitation No. ED-FSA-16-R-0009 for Large Business Debt Collection Services. The conclusion of the 12-page record -- plus 26 exhibits, which were not made public as of the time of this writing -- is that the existing small business Private Collection Agency (PCA) contractors have sufficient capacity to do the job; ED doesn’t need the large contractors that would be selected through the Solicitation in question.

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First Party Summit early-bird pricing EXTENDED, ends this week!

The First Party Summit is back - June 17-19. Meet future partners, learn from early adopters and explore emerging solutions at the Summit. It’s the industry’s premiere event for execs who need to crack the unique challenges of first party collections, outsourcing and customer care. Early bird discounts still in effect, but expire on Friday by the end of the day. Click here to register and save $100 off of full price registration.



Third Party Vendor Oversight? Check. Transition Period Now Completed, NYDFS Cybersecurity Rules in Full Effect

The Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services, issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), are now in full effect. The rules were first introduced in September 2016 and revised in January 2017, becoming effective on March 1, 2017. Section 500.22 of the rules (text can be found here) laid out a two-year long transition period, which ended on March 1, 2019.

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Women in Consumer Finance Conference 2019

11 December 2019 at 06:00 p.m.

Sharpen your leadership skills, expand your professional network and help improve your workplace culture when you attend Women in Consumer Finance – a conference and networking event for ALL women in consumer finance.

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