Compliance News

EthicsPoint is Only One of Many Resources for Reporting Employee Concerns   (Mar 2019)
Since last summer, many employees have taken to EthicsPoint — a third-party system that allows the Tech community to anonymously file complaints of ethics violations — to report concerns of alleged fraud, waste, or misconduct. As a result, many employees now use the system to report all manner of suspect behavior, including issues that may be better addressed in other ways. Read More...
 
Promoting the Safety and Welfare of Minors on Campus   (Feb 2019)
It is estimated that, on an annual basis, more than 40,000 minors, age 17 and under, attend a program sponsored by the Institute or conducted on campus. A special duty of care and supervision is required to protect Tech’s youngest learners. To help ensure a safe and healthy environment for all who participate, volunteer, or work in these youth programs, the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Institute are requiring that all minor-focused programs be registered at Georgia Tech’s Youth Programs website youthprograms.gatech.edu. Read More...
 
Fourth Series of Info Sessions Introduce Procurement in Workday   (Feb 2019)
Registration is open for the fourth series of info sessions for the Financials Transformation Program covering Procurement in Workday. During these sessions, attendees will learn about terminology changes, creating requisitions, and transacting with PCards in Workday. These sessions are especially relevant for campus financial users who oversee, manage, and support processes and systems related to procurement. Attendees will receive an overview of terminology and functionality including a live demonstration of processes. The 90-minute info session lays the groundwork for training that will begin this spring.  Read More...
 
Ling-Ling Nie Selected as General Counsel and VP for Ethics and Compliance   (Feb 2019)
After a national search, Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Ling-Ling Nie as its new general counsel and vice president for Ethics and Compliance. She joins Georgia Tech from Panasonic Corporation of North America, where she serves as chief compliance officer and assistant general counsel. Nie has worked with Panasonic since 2012 and is responsible for managing the corporate compliance and ethics program for more than 25 subsidiaries and division companies. Her work at Panasonic focuses on global compliance matters including antitrust, anti-corruption, investigations, data protection, customs and trade, conflict minerals, and privacy issues. Read More...
 
State Business Transactions Disclosure Reports Due Jan. 31   (Jan 2019)
Georgia law requires that all Institute employees disclose business transactions — conducted by themselves or family members — with the state or any state agency. Public officials and employees are required to disclose all business transactions occurring during the previous calendar year. Reports for 2018 transactions are due Jan. 31. Read More...
 
Board of Regents Offers Guidance on Political Activity   (Jan 2019)
As the 2019 legislative session begins, the University System of Georgia (USG) would like to remind all employees about its policies on political activities. USG employees are encouraged to fulfill their civic obligations and share their views on political issues; however, in doing so, they may act only in their personal capacities and must not use Institute resources or appear to be speaking on behalf of the Institute.  Read More...
 
Taking a Closer Look at EthicsPoint   (Nov 2018)
Since 2005, the EthicsPoint reporting portal has enabled the Georgia Tech community to securely and anonymously file complaints related to ethics violations. While EthicsPoint has received a lot of attention lately, most people don’t fully understand how reports are processed and, furthermore, how to monitor the status of a complaint. Melissa Hall, associate director for Internal Auditing, helps answer some of the most common questions related to EthicsPoint and offers a few pointers on navigating the reporting system. Read More...
 
Institute Reminds Employees of Political Campaign Involvement Policies   (Oct 2018)
With a number of political campaigns under way, it’s important to be aware of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) policies on employee involvement. According to the Board of Regents (BOR) Policy 6.14.1, the use of "USG materials, supplies, equipment, machinery, or vehicles in political campaigns is forbidden." For example, sending or even forwarding a campaign-related email from a university-owned computer is not permitted. Read More...
 

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