PEFCU History: A Look Back in Time

Building Our Credit Union  Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) wasn’t built with brick and mortar. PEFCU was built with people, by people, and for people. We owe our success to the individuals who share our trust, commitment, and values.  Membership is essential to the design of our not-for-profit cooperative, and the members keep the Credit Union strong.     The Architects  PEFCU was envisioned by Publix founder George Jenkins, John Turner, and other leaders of Publix Super Markets, Inc. Mr. George was known for his generosity, and he often helped Publix associates in times of financial need. In 1957, someone suggested…

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Building Our Credit Union  Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) wasn’t built with brick and mortar. PEFCU was built with people, by people, and for people. We owe our success to the individuals who share our trust, commitment, and values.  Membership is essential to the design of our not-for-profit cooperative, and the members keep the Credit Union strong.     The Architects  PEFCU was envisioned by Publix founder George Jenkins, John Turner, and other leaders of Publix Super Markets, Inc. Mr. George was known for his generosity, and he often helped Publix associates in times of financial need. In 1957, someone suggested…

PEFCU Values: Inclusive

What does it mean to be inclusive? To us, being inclusive means celebrating authenticity, creating a sense of belonging for all people, and respecting different points of view. Below are some ways that PEFCU commits to being inclusive. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” – Stephen Covey. PEFCU Values: Ways That We Are Inclusive DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Training: DE&I Training recognizes the benefit of diversity to PEFCU and reiterates our commitment to inclusion. Our People Development team brings engaging development sessions to every PEFCU branch and office to boost our collective awareness. These sessions are interactive and discussion-based, answering…

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What does it mean to be inclusive? To us, being inclusive means celebrating authenticity, creating a sense of belonging for all people, and respecting different points of view. Below are some ways that PEFCU commits to being inclusive. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” – Stephen Covey. PEFCU Values: Ways That We Are Inclusive DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Training: DE&I Training recognizes the benefit of diversity to PEFCU and reiterates our commitment to inclusion. Our People Development team brings engaging development sessions to every PEFCU branch and office to boost our collective awareness. These sessions are interactive and discussion-based, answering…

PEFCU Values: Caring

What does it mean to be caring? To us, it means that we show compassion, nurture relationships with our employees, members, and the community, and foster a “people helping people” culture. Below are ways that we show our employees we care: “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt  PEFCU Values: Ways that We Are Caring 1. Health Insurance: We care about our employee’s health and quality of life. PEFCU is one of the few employers that cover employees’ health insurance premiums at 100%. Plus, we cover our employees’ dependents at…

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What does it mean to be caring? To us, it means that we show compassion, nurture relationships with our employees, members, and the community, and foster a “people helping people” culture. Below are ways that we show our employees we care: “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt  PEFCU Values: Ways that We Are Caring 1. Health Insurance: We care about our employee’s health and quality of life. PEFCU is one of the few employers that cover employees’ health insurance premiums at 100%. Plus, we cover our employees’ dependents at…

PEFCU Values: Accountable

What does it mean to be accountable? To PEFCU, it means we honor the standards we set, make sound financial decisions, and hire the right employees. Below are some ways that PEFCU adheres to our value of remaining accountable.   “At the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves – our success is a result of what we do.” – Catherine Pulsifer PEFCU Values: Ways that We Are Accountable PAR (Performance Achievement Reviews): At PEFCU, we give our employees and managers quarterly evaluations to ensure they receive valuable feedback on their performance on a regular basis. We set operational goals and behavior standards for managers and employees to ensure everyone upholds…

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What does it mean to be accountable? To PEFCU, it means we honor the standards we set, make sound financial decisions, and hire the right employees. Below are some ways that PEFCU adheres to our value of remaining accountable.   “At the end of the day we are accountable to ourselves – our success is a result of what we do.” – Catherine Pulsifer PEFCU Values: Ways that We Are Accountable PAR (Performance Achievement Reviews): At PEFCU, we give our employees and managers quarterly evaluations to ensure they receive valuable feedback on their performance on a regular basis. We set operational goals and behavior standards for managers and employees to ensure everyone upholds…

We Are PEFCU: What Makes Us Unique

Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) is a member-owned co-operative that was founded to meet the financial needs of Publix Super Markets Inc. associates and their family members.   George Jenkins (founder of Publix) wanted to ensure that he offered his customers the best choices in grocery products and services. Mr. George also fostered an internal culture that prioritized his associates’ personal needs. He wanted Publix associates and their immediate families to be at their best financially—at every phase of life. He envisioned them having lower loan rates, higher-yield savings plans, and other benefits that banks didn’t offer. In 1957, Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) was…

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Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) is a member-owned co-operative that was founded to meet the financial needs of Publix Super Markets Inc. associates and their family members.   George Jenkins (founder of Publix) wanted to ensure that he offered his customers the best choices in grocery products and services. Mr. George also fostered an internal culture that prioritized his associates’ personal needs. He wanted Publix associates and their immediate families to be at their best financially—at every phase of life. He envisioned them having lower loan rates, higher-yield savings plans, and other benefits that banks didn’t offer. In 1957, Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) was…

PEFCU Values: Innovative

What does it mean to be innovative? To us, it means we are always looking for ways to remain an employer of choice. Below are a few ways that PEFCU stays innovative. “There’s no good idea that can’t be improved on.” – Michael Eisner PEFCU Values: Four Ways We Are Innovative The Vault: Our People Development team is dedicated to elevating our learning experience. The People Development team recently launched a learning platform called The Vault. The Vault contains educational and training resources that improve soft skills, fosters talent, and even certifies in specific business areas. It is more than on-the-job…

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What does it mean to be innovative? To us, it means we are always looking for ways to remain an employer of choice. Below are a few ways that PEFCU stays innovative. “There’s no good idea that can’t be improved on.” – Michael Eisner PEFCU Values: Four Ways We Are Innovative The Vault: Our People Development team is dedicated to elevating our learning experience. The People Development team recently launched a learning platform called The Vault. The Vault contains educational and training resources that improve soft skills, fosters talent, and even certifies in specific business areas. It is more than on-the-job…

2020 PEFCU Branch Closures

All offices of PEFCU will be closed the following dates. You can always access our services online at https://www.pefcu.com or our PEFCU Mobile Banking app.     Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20 Monday   Presidents Day February 17 Monday   Memorial Day May 25 Monday   Independence Day July 3 Friday   Labor Day September 7 Monday   Columbus Day October 12 Monday   Veterans Day November 11 Wednesday   Thanksgiving November 26 Thursday   Christmas December 25 Friday   New Year’s Day 2021 December 31 Friday     If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the Credit Union will be closed on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the Credit Union will be closed on the following Monday 

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All offices of PEFCU will be closed the following dates. You can always access our services online at https://www.pefcu.com or our PEFCU Mobile Banking app.     Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20 Monday   Presidents Day February 17 Monday   Memorial Day May 25 Monday   Independence Day July 3 Friday   Labor Day September 7 Monday   Columbus Day October 12 Monday   Veterans Day November 11 Wednesday   Thanksgiving November 26 Thursday   Christmas December 25 Friday   New Year’s Day 2021 December 31 Friday     If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the Credit Union will be closed on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the Credit Union will be closed on the following Monday 

Meet PEFCU’s Senior Leadership Team

PEFCU is successful because of our team of champions. And we know that champions need great coaches and leaders. To get to know them better, we asked each of our Senior Leadership Team which superpower they wish they could have and had them share some of their goals.    Name: Robert Bregler Title: President/CEO Favorite Superpower: “Flight; as a kid, I often dreamt about flying.” Goals: “To soar to another level of member service by staying up with new developments in the digital world.”     Name: Karen Boccaleri Title: EVP, Chief Operating Officer Favorite Superpower: “Supersonic speed; so that I could complete more work in less time (in the office and at home). Maybe then…

June 19, 2020We Are PEFCU No Comments

PEFCU is successful because of our team of champions. And we know that champions need great coaches and leaders. To get to know them better, we asked each of our Senior Leadership Team which superpower they wish they could have and had them share some of their goals.    Name: Robert Bregler Title: President/CEO Favorite Superpower: “Flight; as a kid, I often dreamt about flying.” Goals: “To soar to another level of member service by staying up with new developments in the digital world.”     Name: Karen Boccaleri Title: EVP, Chief Operating Officer Favorite Superpower: “Supersonic speed; so that I could complete more work in less time (in the office and at home). Maybe then…