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Clayton Hints on Whistleblower Program

By Matt Kelly | November 15, 2019 |

The Securities and Exchange Commission seems to be introducing new wiggle room in the proposed overhaul of its whistleblower awards program, with chairman Jay Clayton publishing a statement supposedly mistaken perceptions of the proposal have had “a salutary effect” on the agency’s thinking. The statement is a bit weird, so let’s take it from the…

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CCOs Serving on Corporate Boards

By Matt Kelly | November 15, 2019 |

This week I had the privilege of moderating a forum in New York for ethics and compliance officers who wanted to talk about an idea that makes tremendous sense: CCOs serving on corporate boards.  After all, regulators increasingly want companies to embrace a culture of compliance that avoids corporate misconduct in the first place, or…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 15

By Matt Kelly | November 15, 2019 |

The Compliance Jobs Report has news of a compliance resignation at GitLab (weird story there), plus compliance hires at Palo Alto Networks, Christian Dior, and TravelPort. We have some vendor news about internal hotlines, some work anniversaries, and a posting for the toughest CCO job you’ll ever love.  I gather these bits of information from…

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Dispatches From FEI 2019 Conference

By Matt Kelly | November 12, 2019 |

Financial Executives International is hosting its annual Corporate Financial Reporting Insights conference in New York this week, a who’s who of financial reporting regulators, executives, and other thought leaders. Radical Compliance couldn’t attend FEI in person this year, so as usual, we’ve collected a bundle of dispatches from social media to call out interesting points…

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TRACE Corruption Rankings for 2019

By Matt Kelly | November 12, 2019 |

TRACE International has published its annual rankings of corruption in countries around the world. As usual, New Zealand and the Nordic countries are the least corrupt places to do business, while failed states such as Somalia, North Korea, Yemen, and Venezuela are the worst.  The 2019 data is available on the TRACE website as of…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 8

By Matt Kelly | November 8, 2019 |

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new hires at VF Corp., CenturyLink, Myriad Genetics, and even the government of Tanzania. We also have a promotion at Cox, compliance officers going to consulting world, job openings from Boston to San Francisco — and our Meme of the Week goes out to all you fans of…

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Brace for Procurement Compliance!

By Matt Kelly | November 6, 2019 |

The Justice Department is launching a new task force to crack down on procurement fraud, so corporate compliance officers should brace for a new wave of interest in how your employees chat with rivals and approach bidding on government contracts.  The dog and pony show happened in Washington on Tuesday, complete with a press conference…

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Random Thoughts on Compliance… 

By Matt Kelly | November 4, 2019 |

Radical Compliance is in London this week, tending to a few speaking events and some much-needed pub visits. That means fewer timely posts than usual, so here are some random thoughts to keep you entertained while we wait in the immigration arrivals line at Heathrow Airport.  Washington should hurry up and pass legislation to extend…

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Study: Second-Hand Reports More Reliable

By Matt Kelly | November 1, 2019 |

Some news that’s both useful to corporate compliance officers and totally relevant to our political drama in Washington: fresh research shows that whistleblower reports based on second-hand information tend to be more reliable than those from first-hand reporters.  Moreover, second-hand reports are more likely to be about accounting or business integrity issues; and the more…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 1

By Matt Kelly | November 1, 2019 |

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has compliance personnel moves at Marvell Semiconductor, Crowe, Ripple, and elsewhere; plus a bundle of personnel news specifically in privacy compliance. A few career milestones, job openings from Atlanta to Moscow, and our compliance meme of the week goes out SOX compliance professionals everywhere.  I gather these bits of…

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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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