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By Jessica A. Tjornehoj, Manager, Global Ethics Strategy and Framework, US Bank Eric Brotten, Director, International & US-Domestic Compliance Programs, Optum Session DG10:  Making the Most of Your E&C Network September 17, 2019, 11:30 AM -12:30 PM Let’s face it, professionals of all generations should be “swiping right” every chance we get for all things […]

Increasing E&C Relevance at the Board Level

By Adelle Elia, Chief Integrity Officer, Louis Berger Session DG3:  Engaging Your Board – The Importance of Relevance September 16, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM It’s exciting to see in our industry surveys that Ethics and Compliance professionals are making strides in getting the Board of Directors’ attention. It is becoming more and more […]

Billy Jacobson on the New DOJ Compliance Program Evaluation Criteria [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub When designing a compliance and ethics program, organizations want one that not only will prevent, find and fix problems, but also one that will pass muster with the US Department of Justice if there is an incident. The Criminal Division of the DOJ recently released an updated version of its Guidance […]

Five Good Reads for Compliance Professionals

By Kitty Holt Director, Ethics & Compliance, Plan International USA I generally read a couple of books a month, and it struck me recently that most of the books I read are directly or indirectly related to compliance and risk, and may be of interest to other compliance professionals. In no particular order, here are […]

Eric Feldman on the Benczkowski Memo and Corporate Monitors [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub In October 2018 Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the US Department of Justice issued a memo entitled “Selection of Monitors in Criminal Division Matters.”  Some took the memo to herald the end of corporate monitorships. Not so, says Eric Feldman of Affiliated Monitors.  In this podcast he explains that, instead, […]

Virginia Picotte on Turning TACP into Training

Left to right: Jeffery Bingham, Donna Power, Sue Anderson, Kevin Jackson Seated: Virginia Picotte By Karen Latchana Kenney All books take on a life of their own once they’re published—including compliance books. And that’s what we’re seeing now for The Accidental Compliance Professional (TACP), SCCE’s latest book written by Roy J. Snell, former CEO […]

Summer Dress Codes… or When is Too Little Too Much?

By J Rollins Founder and CEO of ETHIX360 As I write this, the heat index in Washington DC, where I live, is close to 100 degrees.  It is sweltering, humid and downright miserable.  So I reflected on our staff, and the thousands of others suffering in the dog days of summer, and how employers relax […]

Roy Snell and Karen Latchana Kenney on The Accidental Compliance Professional [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Roy Snell must have written a book’s worth of material each year as the CEO of The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association, but it wasn’t until recently that he wrote an actual book.  The Accidental Compliance Professional is the first, of potentially several, from Roy. […]

10 Critical Lessons for Compliance Officers from the New DOJ Evaluation Guidelines

By Kristy Grant-Hart Compliance officers, it is time to rejoice, reflect and re-educate.  We should rejoice because the U.S. Department of Justice just issued a guidance document that unequivocally supports our role, especially in places where we’ve had trouble making a case with specificity (e.g., resources).  We should reflect on our programs because there […]

Kim Brandt on What’s New from CMS: A 2019 Update [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Kim Brandt, Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared with the attendees at the 2019 HCCA Compliance Institute what the latest is from CMS, and what to expect in the coming months. For those who missed her talk, she was kind enough to […]

2019 Compliance Institute Guest Blogs: HCCA Conference

By Katrina Lee This has been an amazing event in Boston! Thanks to CMS Kimberly Brandt for her updates and valuable information first thing. It is always great to here speak. I sat in on Ask the Stark Law Professionals with Bob Wade my old boss from SJRMC and he was awesome! Scott Eblin spoke […]

2019 Compliance Institute Guest Blogs: First Impressions

By Pat Hofmaster I’m on my third career in healthcare, Compliance and Privacy, and this is my third HCCA annual institute. And the third time the conference has been in an impressive venue and very well run. The content so far has been great. I always come away with tidbits of information from the CMS […]

Steve Priest on What’s on His Mind [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Steve Priest of Integrity insight International has been a part of the corporate ethics scene for decades now.  He’s worked with companies all over the world and is expert at assessing corporate culture. In April 2019 we sat down for an atypical podcast.  Rather than dissecting one specific ethics or compliance […]

The Automation Confirmation: We Are Only Human After All

By Carrie Salters Freer Consulting Co. As the world becomes more automated in everything we do, considering smartphones, televisions, cars and airplanes, we take so much for granted. Remember the days of having to read the TV guide that came in the newspaper to find out what was going to be on television that week? […]

Lisa Rosen on Compliance and The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was created after the fall of the Berlin Wall to help develop open and sustainable market economies in countries that were committed to and applying democrat principles.  To date, the EBRD has invested €130 billion in 5200.  Its focus is on private sector […]

2019 Compliance Institute Guest Blogs: “Newbie”

By Michele Krpata I was not sure what to expect other than some interesting topics and networking opportunities. Once I arrived I realized it is this and more. The Compliance Institute is a great way to be absorbed in Healthcare Compliance and surrounded by others who speak the language. It has been great to hear […]

2019 Compliance Institute Guest Blogs: Wicked Awesome CI!!

By Janette Hermosura This is my first CI and my first time out in Boston. I made it a point to introduce myself to at least 5 new people every day, but I tell you, everyone has just been so friendly and engaging that I exceeded that number easily! So much aloha from everyone in […]

Kristy Grant-Hart on Compliance Websites [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub These days everything is online, well, most everything.  As Kristy Grant-Hart of Spark Compliance Consulting discovered, compliance program information is often the exception.  It may not be there at all, or not be as optimized as it should be.  For example, one third of the Codes of Conduct available on sites […]

An Interview with Ling-Ling Nie, Georgia Tech’s New VP of E&C

By Sean Freidlin Senior Compliance Product Marketing Manager at Hanzo The Hanzo Profiles of Excellence series interviews industry leaders in compliance, eDiscovery, investigations and risk management to learn about their experiences in the field and give them a platform to share advice. In this edition, we speak with Ling-Ling Nie, experienced ethics and compliance professional, […]

Jacki Cheslow on Moving Your Compliance Program from Good to Great [Podcast]

By Adam Turteltaub Going from good to great has a different meaning to all of us, but generally, it means moving the compliance program up from informal to evolving to optimized.  Along the way, there are a number of barriers to evolution, including potentially hundreds of offices around the world to reach,  where compliance […]


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