A Thought on Whistleblower Programs

By Matt Kelly | April 18, 2021 |

Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission doled out a $50 million whistleblower award, the second-largest award given in the award program’s 10-year history. The money, however, isn’t the telling detail in this case. The telling detail is that the award went to two whistleblowers, who worked together to bring a misconduct case to the…

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Compliance Jobs Report: April 16

By Matt Kelly | April 16, 2021 |

Another gut-busting Compliance Jobs Report this week! We have news from the regulatory world, the head of compliance at Walmart leaving, a bunch of compliance moves in the healthcare world, some job openings to note — and our first-ever compliance officer sex tape scandal! As always, thank you to all the compliance people sending me…

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The Cracks in Third-Party Risk Management

By Matt Kelly | April 15, 2021 |

Another day, another report looking at challenges of third-party risk management. This time the report is from software firm Prevalent, and it’s worth some attention for the conflicting perceptions about third-party risk that it calls out. Foremost, the report is interesting because it defines third-party risk as a cybersecurity and supply chain issue, rather than…

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OSHA Steps Up Its Covid Fines

By Matt Kelly | April 13, 2021 |

Well this is nothing to sneeze at: OSHA inspectors just threatened the owner of a Massachusetts tax preparation firm with a $136,000 fine for prohibiting her employees from wearing masks on the job. It’s the largest fine OSHA has ever proposed for poor COVID-19 practices, and far larger than anything we saw during the Trump…

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About Us

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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