Dispatches From HCCA 2024

By Matt Kelly | April 17, 2024 |

The Health Care Compliance Association held its annual meeting in Nashville this week, bringing together more than 2,000 compliance professionals to talk shop, hear from healthcare regulators, and make endless references to country music and southern cuisine. Radical Compliance could not attend in person, so below is a quick roundup of social media dispatches from…

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AI risk

SEC Talks AI Enforcement Risk

By Matt Kelly | April 16, 2024 |

We have more advice this week on artificial intelligence, this time from a top voice at the Securities and Exchange Commission who urged companies to do better at crafting — and implementing — thoughtful policies to govern AI risks. The speech came from Gurbir Grewal, head of the SEC’s Enforcement Division. He gave a speech…

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How to Support Policy & Procedure

By Matt Kelly | April 15, 2024 |

The New York Times had a fascinating article last week about discrimination in hiring practices at large corporations. The article also cited a powerful remedy for discriminatory hiring practices — one that compliance officers might want to ponder at length, for what it tells us about effective compliance generally. Let’s start with the article itself,…

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SAP’s Non-Monitor Monitorship

By Matt Kelly | April 12, 2024 |

Here’s a rather odd item in the annals of FCPA enforcement: software giant SAP recently assigned one of its internal compliance employees to be the company’s “monitorship compliance officer” — for an FCPA settlement announced in January that didn’t require a compliance monitor. This came to my attention when the SAP employee announced on LinkedIn…

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compliance jobs

Compliance Jobs Report: April 12

By Matt Kelly | April 12, 2024 |

This week the Compliance Jobs Report has lots of promotions to note, plus new hires at TikTok, Dentsply Sirona, Truist, and elsewhere. We also have numerous personnel moves in supply chain compliance, plus job leads in aircraft, pharmaceuticals, and online exercise; and don’t forget our Meme of the Week! Always remember that we need your…

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PCAOB Cheating Crackdown Continues

By Matt Kelly | April 10, 2024 |

U.S. accounting regulators today fined KPMG’s Dutch affiliate $25 million for rampant employee cheating on the firm’s training exams, and then topped that eye-popping enforcement action with two more smaller fines against Deloitte’s Indonesia and Philippines affiliates for similar offenses.  The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board dropped this news bomb on Wednesday morning, and it’s…

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risk assessments

Advice on the Art of Risk Assessments

By Matt Kelly | April 8, 2024 |

Risk assessments can be a dizzying challenge for compliance officers, with so many ways to approach the task and so many variables to consider. So today let’s review some of the big themes from a webinar on risk assessments that I moderated last week, where plenty of good advice was dished out. We spent a…

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compliance jobs

Compliance Jobs Report: April 5

By Matt Kelly | April 5, 2024 |

This week the Compliance Jobs Report has a slew of promotions, plus new hires at Infosys, Applied Materials, Walmart, FIS, and lots more. We also have job leads in economic development, financial services, and a certain electric car manufacturer with a nutty CEO; plus our Meme of the Week goes out to CCOs who report…

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Take Our Survey on Testing!

By Matt Kelly | April 4, 2024 |

Calling all compliance officers who want to know more about best practices for testing and monitoring your program! Radical Compliance and Rethink Compliance have teamed up to launch a survey on those very issues, and we need your help.  You can take the survey through a dedicated page hosted by Rethink, and it shouldn’t take…

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The Frustration of CCO Job Searches

By Matt Kelly | April 3, 2024 |

Today let’s pivot back to the job market for compliance professionals, to dissect a hiring habit that I suspect drives you all absolutely nuts: general counsels mucking around with compliance officer job descriptions and personnel plans when those folks don’t really know what they’re talking about.  Compliance officers tell me these tales of derailment in…

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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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