Ethics Lessons in Trump Tweets

By Matt Kelly | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Occasionally President Trump raises some thought-provoking points for ethics and compliance officers. Not the usual stupid stuff showcasing the ethical decay of the Trump Administration, mind you — but rather, genuinely relevant issues about corporate ethics and compliance programs, that don’t always have clear answers. Trump did that twice this week, which is two times…

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Compliance Jobs Report: April 19

By Matt Kelly | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Another huge Compliance Jobs Report this week! The long-time head of compliance at Ford has gone to La-Z-Boy, and we have other compliance moves at NYC Housing Authority, KBR, Pearson, ADM, and more. Ameren Corp. is looking for its first-ever CCO. And our Meme of the Week goes out to everyone sharing compliance metrics across…

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Three Ideas on Codes, Policies, and Tech

By Matt Kelly | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ethisphere has published a report looking at common practices in transparency, codes of conduct, and written policies among firms on its 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies list, and compliance officers may want to give it a read as you ponder how to keep your programs responsive to current challenges. The report reviews issues such as…

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Survey on Chief Risk Officers

By Matt Kelly | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deloitte has a new study out this week on the importance of corporate risk management systems. It finds that companies spending more on risk management — investing more dollars, embedding risk management principles across the whole enterprise — tend to fare better than their rivals. That’s not news to internal audit executives or directors of…

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Compliance Jobs Report: April 12

By Matt Kelly | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has CCOs hired or promoted at Broward Health, Encore Capital, Allergan, Slalom, Bollore, and many more. The head auditor at Citi has taken an operations role; lots of vendor gossip this week too, and our Meme of the Week goes out to all the hotline managers. I gather these…

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Trump Grabs at Rulemaking

By Matt Kelly | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Trump Administration launched a new plan Thursday to bring federal rulemaking under more direct White House control, where all proposed rules — including those from independent agencies such as the SEC, which historically have had more rulemaking freedom — will be subject to review from White House officials. The Office of Management and Budget…

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Lessons in Whistleblower Protection

By Matt Kelly | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

One last dispatch from the HCCA conference this week: I dropped into a discussion led by a whistleblower, who discovered a $2 million embezzlement fraud while working as a university professor. Her story was gripping and vivid — and raised several powerful points about how people, compliance functions, and large enterprises should all work together.…

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Dispatches From HCCA Conference

By Matt Kelly | April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Health Care Compliance Association is hosting its annual conference this week — and hosting it in Boston, hometown of Radical Compliance, so we’ve been on scene all week to hear keen compliance insights and score some free food. As usual, we’ve pulled together a selection of social media posts so those not attending can…

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Review: The Accidental Compliance Professional

By Matt Kelly | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Roy Snell, long-time director of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics who retired last year, has published a book, The Accidental Compliance Professional — one part compendium of advice for fellow compliance officers, one part love-letter to the profession, and all of it bundled with the folksy, friendly tone Snell has been using for…

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Hotline Metrics: Are You Missing Any?

By Matt Kelly | April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

NAVEX Global released its 2019 Ethics & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report this week, and raised an important point for corporate compliance officers to ponder: are you using all the right intake channels to capture a true sense of misconduct and corporate culture at your organization? At least, that’s the question that jumps to my mind,…

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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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