Help! Compliance Officer Survey

By Matt Kelly | March 31, 2020 |

Calling all compliance officers who deal with internal reporting systems, which should be all of you: several academics in the “whistleblower research” field need your help with a survey they’re conducting. Please take this survey hosted by the University of Texas, which asks several questions about how compliance professionals receive and review different types of…

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Whistleblower Award to Compliance Officer

By Matt Kelly | March 30, 2020 |

Some compliance professional out there just received a $450,000 whistleblower award from the Securities and Exchange Commission — apparently after that person took his or her concerns to management, was ignored, and then brought those concerns to the SEC instead.  The SEC announced the award on Monday. As usual, we don’t know many details. A…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Mar. 27

By Matt Kelly | March 27, 2020 |

The Compliance Jobs Report continues! This week we have news from Bausch Health, Welbilt, Johnson & Johnson, and a few other companies. We also have news of a compliance vendor that seems to be on the upswing, plus a few job openings from New York real estate to Silicon Valley social media. And our Meme…

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2020 Women in Compliance Winners

By Matt Kelly | March 26, 2020 |

In some parallel world where Covid-19 does not exist, hundreds of people were in London today to celebrate the winners of the 2020 Women in Compliance awards. Here in our world, that event has been canceled — but we do still have winners to announce!  This is the seventh year for the Women in Compliance…

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Eight Objectives to Manage Pandemic Risks

By Matt Kelly | March 24, 2020 |

Companies everywhere are racing to retool their risk management operations to address Covid-19, and I’ve been on a quest to find as much guidance as possible to pass along to everyone else. The GRC software firm Galvanize (formerly known as ACL) just hosted an emergency webinar to talk about how it’s trying to cope —…

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One Compliance Tale in Time of Covid

By Matt Kelly | March 22, 2020 |

As we all struggle to understand the new compliance challenges forced upon us by covid, today I pass along an example relayed to me by a compliance officer working in financial services. From nitty-gritty issues of policy and procedure, to substantive questions about risk assessment, my friend told quite the thought-provoking tale.  We’ll call my…

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Covid-19: We’re Missing a Big Thing

By Matt Kelly | March 20, 2020 |

The following post has nothing to do with corporate compliance or audit, but it’s something that has been on my mind about the Covid-19 crisis for a while. Read it if you want; if not, skip this post and come back Monday for more coverage related to what we do. Anyway, my issue is this:…

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TRACE Report on 2019 Anti-Corruption

By Matt Kelly | March 20, 2020 |

At long last, we have some non-Covid news for the ethics and compliance world. TRACE International just published its report of global anti-corruption enforcement in 2019, showing a “relatively slow year for enforcement” but nothing far outside the normal, slow-rolling patterns of government investigations. As usual, the majority of anti-corruption enforcement actions conducted last year…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Mar. 20

By Matt Kelly | March 20, 2020 |

We do indeed have a Compliance Jobs Report this week, despite all the world’s turbulence. A few new hires at troubled firms, a bunch of promotions, some vendors acquiring partners or launching new products, and several interesting new job openings. Also, for the first time — we’re skipping the Compliance Meme of the Week today,…

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More Ideas on Resilience for Covid-19

By Matt Kelly | March 19, 2020 |

Like probably everyone on the planet, I haven’t been able to concentrate much this week. Coronavirus leaves us with unease in our mind and a pit on our stomach. Still, I’ve been looking for whatever resources might be useful to help compliance and risk officers develop some type of response to this menace, and have…

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Technically, Radical Compliance is the personal blog of Matt Kelly, long-time writer and observer of the corporate compliance and GRC scene. I was a writer, editor, and publisher at Compliance Week, 2003 through 2015; some of you may know me from my career there. I also speak frequently at compliance conferences and other events, and will pretty much shoot the breeze on any compliance topic with anyone who asks.

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