FDA’s Lessons on Internal Reporting

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Aside from all the FCPA news that’s been happening lately, compliance officers also have a cautionary tale to consider this week about internal reporting. We have the fiasco of the Food & Drug Administration and a whistleblower trying to raise alarms about poor conditions at Abbott Nutrition’s infant formula manufacturing plant in Michigan. The Washington…

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More on the Challenges of Listen-Up Culture

Today we have a disturbing lesson on ethics and compliance from New Hampshire, where police are frantically searching for a seven-year-old girl who apparently has been missing since 2019 — because nobody took the girl’s drug-addled mother seriously while she tried to raise alarms about her daughter for months. The girl is Harmony Montgomery. She…

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Gloomy Stats on Workplace Misconduct


Another week, another report trying to quantify the breadth and cost of workplace misconduct. This one comes from Vault Platform, an internal reporting startup; and the rather gloomy headline here is that roughly half of all office workers in Britain and the United States have experienced some form of misconduct during their careers.  Vault released…

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What Makes Incident Management Tick

Last week I had the good fortune to moderate a webinar on incident management programs, and I have to admit — by the end of the hour, I had a much more nuanced appreciation for the things that make an incident management program succeed. Usually when I think about incident management, my mind immediately goes…

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Report: Hotline Cases Taking More Time


News for all internal reporting and compliance hotline enthusiasts: companies are now taking more time to close cases that come through the internal hotline, and a surge in workplace harassment complaints after the birth of the #MeToo movement may be receding. So says the latest hotline benchmarking report from Navex Global, which  reported its findings…

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Call for U.S. Olympics CCO


A special commission reviewing the sorry state of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee has published its final report, calling for the appointment of a chief compliance officer and sweeping reforms to the Olympic Committee’s corporate culture. Known as the Borders Commission, the group was established last year to review how the USOPC mishandled the…

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Notes on Managers & Internal Reporting


Ethisphere has released its latest study of ethics and compliance best practices, this time exploring the crucial role that managers play in supporting a strong culture of ethics and internal reporting. Compliance professionals should give the report a read because, as usual, these best practice studies give you a lot to think about. This report…

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