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Ethics and Compliance FAQS

What is University Compliance?

University Compliance is a comprehensive program that helps institutions and their employees conduct operations and activities ethically, with the highest level of integrity, and in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.

When should I contact University Compliance?

Anytime you have a question about University policies and/or procedures, if you need guidance on a compliance matter, if you want to report a potential violation, or if you have any other questions or concerns that you think we may be able to assist with.

What are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines?

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are non-binding rules established by the United States Sentencing Commission that set out a uniform sentencing policy for defendants convicted in the United States federal court system that became effective in 1987. The Compliance and Ethics Program is outlined in section 8B2.1.

What are the elements of a compliance and ethics program?

Standards and Procedures, Oversight, Delegated Authority, Training and Education, Auditing and Monitoring, Enforcement and Discipline, and Response and Prevention

If someone offers me a discount or gift because I'm a state or CCU employee, can I accept it? What should I do?

As public employees, CCU employees are expected to adhere to and follow the Rules of Conduct as outlined in the Ethics Reform Act. If you are offered a discount or gift, initially, please contact Human Resources to verify the vendor is a registered vendor who may offer the discount or gift. If you have any additional questions concerning any gifts of value, please contact University Compliance prior to acceptance of the gift.