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University Compliance & Ethics Program

University Ethics and Compliance Program At-A-Glance

Elements of a Successful Compliance ProgramMetric
1. Standards and Procedures
2. Oversight and Exercise of due diligence
  • Report of the Office of University Compliance & Integrity to the Board of Trustees

  • Internal reports and meetings with compliance functions throughout the University following a “matrix” reporting model

3. Education and training
  • Continuous education and training in areas such as conflict of interest, ethics, export controls, identity theft, HIPAA, as well as other regulated areas by offices including, Athletics, Environmental Health & Safety, IT Security Office, Office of the General Counsel, and Division of Research

  • University Ethics and Compliance Program training is hosted by FIU Develop (powered by Canvas)
4. Auditing and monitoring
  • Internal and external inquiries are received and investigated or forwarded for investigation to the appropriate university representative

  • Ethical Panther Line reports reviewed and investigated

5. Reporting
  • Office reports to the Compliance and Audit Committee of The FIU Board of Trustees at each meeting

  • Collaboration and communication with the University’s President and other executive leaders

6. Enforcement and discipline
  • Human Resources/Academic Affairs for employee and faculty personnel matters, respectively

  • Ethical Panther Line metrics; percentage of reports and resolution are communicated to University partners

7. Response and prevention
  • Corrective action plans developed in situations where there is an incident that must be re-mediated

  • More in depth review of Ethical Panther Line cases

8. Risk Assessment
  • In depth analysis/assessment per high risk subject matter area(s) with input from the University Compliance Liaisons

  • Adoption of an enterprise risk management program which includes collaboration with the Office of Internal Audit