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Posts Tagged: Compliance Officer

Compliance officers should talk to each other

During the past year, I have met with and talked to many CCOs and corporate compliance pros from all over the world. They’ve consistently expressed a desire to talk to peers at other companies and share information about structure, problem solving, analytics, dashboards, and other compliance functions in a constructive and private manner.… Continue Reading

Behavioral ethics and ‘middle-aged’ compliance programs

Last November marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations. Whether or not this officially constitutes middle age, it underscores that the government’s policy of promoting compliance & ethics (C&E ) programs is no longer “developmental,” which is how the Chair of the Sentencing Commission described it in those early days.Continue Reading

Is this the best time ever for introverted compliance officers?

One of the byproducts of our locked-down, socially distanced, mask-wearing, remote-working world is that introverts are feeling more comfortable. They don’t need to pretend to be part of the gregarious, fist-bumping, loud-talking in-crowd of corporate extroverts, and that’s a big relief.… Continue Reading

A traveling compliance team is good for business

Travel is a critical component of a good, strong compliance program. It can also be a differentiator clients find worthwhile. One unexpected result at Black & Veatch is that our business development people now champion the compliance program and actually request the compliance team to come to the field.… Continue Reading

How co-working magnifies compliance perils

My writing desk these days is located in a co-working space in Austin, Texas. The atmosphere is bright, cheerful, and totally informal. But for some of the companies working here, this space is also an unrecognized compliance minefield. … Continue Reading

Extend the privilege to compliance officers

The privilege is there to protect the privacy of our most important conversations. It’s a rule of evidence that excludes certain private statements from being used in legal, regulatory, or administrative proceedings.… Continue Reading