HPG article

Truth or Consequences? Choose Investigators Wisely

Tasha Dyson, CFECompliance

A recent article from HPG provided excellent information about how companies and organizations can take a proactive stand against harassment (read the original article here). As part of the precautions to take, the article recommended an investigation of the complaint. We couldn’t agree more. Few organizations realize that private investigators offer a vast and virtually untapped pool of investigative talent. …

HPG Employee Theft Article

From HPG – Guard against Losses from Employee Theft

Tasha Dyson, CFECompliance, Security Program Development, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud

Employee theft costs companies billions of dollars a year. This poses a very serious threat to profitability if left unchecked. Therefore, every business needs to set up some internal controls to thwart this type of fraud. This article from Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP entitled “Guard against Losses from Employee Theft” looks at a few simple steps to take that …

technology rush

The Wild West of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Tasha Dyson, CFECompliance, Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics

The Wild West When you think about the Wild West, what do you see? Do you picture unspoiled scenery, picturesque cattle drives, spacious farms, gold miners, unfettered individual freedom, rugged individualism, and no federal income taxes? This is definitely a “romantic” picture. Remember the darker side. Don’t forget about the lawless gangs of robbers, disputes settled by gunfights, and clashes …

GDPR and EU Flag

What is GDPR and does it affect me?

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPPCompliance, News, Security System Lifespan Management

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2016. This just became enforceable as of May 2018. Does it affect me? The short answer is “Yes”. This law may affect you if you have an enterprise class system that collects and shares data around the world. What is GDPR? In a nutshell, GDPR is …

worried woman

Sexual Harassment: Organizational Integrity and Perception

Chuck HurstCompliance, News

During the course of one’s life, it is said that your reputation precedes you in every facet of your life. It goes in the door before you ever set foot in a courtroom, boardroom, operating room, classroom, or boiler room. It doesn’t matter if you are white collar or blue collar; a person’s reputation matters. Does the same hold true …

OIG guide for audits

Possible Clery Act Compliance “Game Changer”

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISPCompliance, News

Clery Act Compliance “Game Changer”– What Is It? Why Does It Matter? Security professionals inherently know the steps to make a case – one thing leads to another and then connect the dots. At colleges and universities, security leadership is acutely aware that they play a large role in Clery Act compliance. They also understand that an investigation by ED …

Higher Education Clery Act

Clery Act Changes: Challenges Facing Higher Education

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISPCompliance, News

The primary role of an institution of higher learning is to educate, and their greatest asset is their reputation. Government entities and donors generate a significant portion of an institution’s revenue. Non-compliance jeopardizes this revenue. How can it be reasonable that Clery Act and Title IX compliance is so lacking in resources and emphasis? Some of the answers, if not …

Department of Education

Department of Education Increases Clery Fines

Protus3Compliance, Security Program Development

The maximum fine for any violation of the Jeanne Clery Act has increased from $35,000 to $54,789. The new fines posted by the US Department of Education in the Federal Register are effective for civil penalties imposed on or after August 1, 2016, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. The costs for non-compliance just got higher. In recent …

campus safety article

3 Traits of a Successful Clery Compliance Coordinator

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISPCompliance

Campus Safety Magazine published “3 Traits of a Successful Clery Compliance Coordinator”, an article that highlights some of the challenges and nuances facing institutions and Clery Coordinators trying to comply with its requirements. It also drives home that elevating compliance from a departmental/individual response to a coordinated institutional response will drive success. In the business world, this seems like such …

arrest records

Can You Consider Arrest Records?

Tasha Dyson, CFEBackground Investigation, Compliance

Let’s consider arrest records for a moment. Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an excellent resource. Much of the information in this section comes from that source. …