ethics

Oh F—! Ethics Boss Quits on Swearing Scandal

By Matt Kelly | April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Talk about going off the rails: the head of the New York-New Jersey Port Authority’s ethics committee has resigned after a video surfaced of her swearing at police officers who had pulled over her daughter during a traffic stop. Caren Turner, appointed to the board of the Port Authority last year, quit abruptly on April…

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healthcare

Lessons for All From Healthcare Compliance Study

By Matt Kelly | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last week SAI Global released a report on compliance trends in the healthcare sector, with conclusions telling enough that even compliance professionals in other industries should give the report some attention. The lessons and frustrations they feel in that sector might feel familiar. The report polled 388 compliance officers across a range of hospital systems,…

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Starbucks

Starbucks and Policy Management Perils

By Matt Kelly | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Compliance officers live for policy and procedure most days. So as we study the regrettable incident of Starbucks and the Philadelphia police rousting two black men for sitting in one of the company’s coffee shops, compliance professionals should consider this point: at large organizations, a little bit of procedure can brew up lots of trouble.…

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Compliance jobs

Compliance Jobs Report: April 20

By Matt Kelly | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week’s Compliance Jobs Report begins with a compliance shakeup at BlackRock, and apparently a compliance ouster at ZTE Corp. We also have news from Las Vegas Sands Corp., I-Squared Capital, GE Power, and more. A cool compliance job is available for you animal lovers, and our Compliance Meme of the Week goes to audit…

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Dispatches From HCCA Conference

By Matt Kelly | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Healthcare Compliance Association is meeting in Las Vegas this week for its annual conference, where more than 3,200 compliance professionals have gathered to talk shop and score free swag from vendors. Radical Compliance could not attend in person, so as usual, we’ve gathered a few tweets and photos from the event to see what’s…

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newsletter

Coming Soon: Radical Compliance Newsletter

By Matt Kelly | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Good news, Radical Compliance fans! At long last, we will launch a weekly email newsletter this week, so you can have all our posts in one handy location — rather than bookmark this website and check it constantly, which I’m sure you all do now. The newsletter will be sent midday on Fridays, to help…

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Plea

Weed Compromise Moves DOJ Nominees

By Matt Kelly | April 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Compliance officers curious about Justice Department enforcement policy, take note: the Trump Administration and an influential senator have cleared the way for more than a dozen Justice Department nominees proceed through Senate confirmation after months of delays. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said Friday that he wrangled a promise from President Trump not to crack down…

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Compliance jobs

Compliance Jobs Report: April 13

By Matt Kelly | April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week’s Compliance Jobs Report has personnel moves at Hershey Chocolate, Bio-Rad Labs, Fusion Bank (banker to weed dealers), and more. We also have news from FINRA, the NLRB, and the PCAOB, plus a five intriguing job openings. And our Compliance Meme of the Week goes out to all you trade compliance professionals! Read on……

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internal audit

Internal Audit Survey-Palooza

By Matt Kelly | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring is the season for surveys about the internal audit world, so today we have three recent studies to help audit and compliance executives understand the concerns driving that particular function right now. No surprise: those concerns are data and technology, all the way down. First we have PwC’s 2018 State of Internal Audit report,…

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misconduct

What Drives Misconduct: The EPA Example

By Matt Kelly | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The lessons that compliance professionals can learn from embattled EPA administrator Scott Pruitt are many. Some are so obvious we need to step back and deconstruct them to understand why his behavior is so corrosive to the organization he supposedly wants to lead. Other lessons are more subtle, and raise the possibility that Pruitt might…

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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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