Compliance on campus is a big deal. Critically important, according to NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson.
From research to equity, from information technology to athletics, the Compliance and Integrity Program is committed to assuring NC State continues to meet the highest ethical standards.
Earlier this week, leaders of the program—including Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Eileen Goldgeier and newly appointed University Compliance Manager Bradley Trahan—presented at the Administrative Leadership Meeting, outlining the ways the university is embracing compliance.
“Compliance is critically important for NC State to be successful,” Woodson says. “It’s important for me as chancellor and I hope it is important for employees at NC State. Our Compliance and Integrity Program is not only about how we engage outside parties, but also how we interact with each other.”
The program now has an enhanced Web presence, making all contact information and reporting forms more accessible. Faculty, staff and students can learn about campus leadership’s commitment to compliance and integrity, as well as make anonymous reports of noncompliance on campus.
There are compliance hotlines for nonemergency instances of fraud, waste and abuse, for Clery Act violations, for all instances of discrimination and harassment, and other regulatory compliance issues. There are direct links to report environmental health and public safety issues, research compliance and NCAA athletics violations.
“We are taking a broader, big-picture look at compliance across campus in order to promote campus leadership’s total commitment to doing things the right way,” Trahan says. “This starts with the Board of Trustees and the chancellor and includes everyone at NC State. We’re here to help facilitate compliance efforts with individual units around campus, to help compliance owners achieve their compliance objectives.”
Trahan and others, including Deputy General Counsel Robert Hoon, have taken an active role in training and educating campus groups about the Compliance and Integrity Program.
“At the end of the day, we want to stress leadership’s commitment to integrity,” Trahan says. “We want to make sure we are continually improving, continually educating and continually training everyone on campus to Think and Do … The Right Thing.”