Compliance News

Annual Integrity and Compliance Campaign Coming Soon   (Mar 2018)
"Ethically challenging decisions can arise at any point in our career. As a result, it is important to remind ourselves what conduct is clearly prohibited at Georgia Tech and where to turn for help and support when we’re unsure. To keep us mindful of the Institute’s and University System of Georgia’s Code of Ethics — as well as to review policies regarding cybersecurity, alcohol and illegal drugs, and conflict of interest — Georgia Tech requires its faculty, staff (including Tech Temps), and student workers to complete the annual Integrity and Compliance Campaign. The campaign opens March 7, and employees will have until April 6 to complete it." Read More...
 
Register Travel with Office of International Education   (Mar 2018)
"The travel registry provides the Office of International Education with your international travel information so that OIE can contact you and provide assistance in the event of an emergency. By registering your travel, OIE shares important pre-departure information to assist you with health and safety topics, enrolls you in insurance, and provides Institute contact information in the event of an emergency." Read More...
 
New Non-Retaliation Policy for Georgia Tech Employees   (Mar 2018)
"While Georgia Tech has always worked to protect employees from retaliation, it has clarified its stance with a new standalone Institute Non-Retaliation Policy that recently took effect. The policy acknowledges Georgia Tech’s responsibility to protect its employees from unlawful retaliation and provides definitions that will help employees feel more confident about reporting." Read More...
 
New Hire Learning and Compliance Program Launches on Campus   (Feb 2018)
"This new program merges the Institute’s legal training mandates, employment policies, and timely topics impacting higher education into a single, convenient format that new hires can access and complete online. The full program takes approximately six hours to complete and covers: Ethical decision-making; Workplace conduct; Title IX and anti-harassment; Cybersecurity; Conflicts of interest; and The Georgia Tech Policy Library — including the process by which new policies are written, reviewed, and implemented. All new employees are automatically enrolled within their first week and receive an email with instructions on how to complete the program." Read More...
 
Got files? What to keep and what to toss   (Feb 2018)
"We’ve all got files­–probably more files than we need. But do you know which ones you really need to keep and for how long? Join the experts from Legal Affairs, Library Archives & Records Management, and Cyber Security for a discussion on how to responsibly spring clean your office files." Read More...
 
EthicsPoint Reporting Now Includes Student Categories   (Jan 2018)
"One of the recommendations resulting from 2016’s Black Student Experience Task Force included the request for an anonymous reporting system, a tool that would enable a systematic investigation for any allegations of discrimination on campus. Georgia Tech already had such a tool. But at the time, it wasn’t being used for student-related matters. Today, the EthicsPoint reporting system is set up to address a broader array of concerns. Melissa Hall, an associate director in the Department of Internal Auditing, said that the act of expanding the reporting categories had an additional benefit: It initiated a thorough review of all the information contained on the site, as well as a process for keeping it up to date." Read More...
 
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (New Common Rule)   (Jan 2018)
"Changes effective January 19, 2018 will affect research studies that use human subjects. They will apply to all studies submitted to Tech’s Institutional Review Board for determination or review. The regulatory changes were designed to reduce administrative burden and to enhance the protection of human subjects. The GT Human Research Protection Program is working to implement the revised regulations." Read More...
 
State Business Transactions Disclosure Reports Due Jan. 31   (Jan 2018)
"Georgia law requires that all Institute employees disclose business transactions by themselves or family members with the State or any State agency. Public officials and employees are required to disclose all business transactions occurring during the previous calendar year. Reports for 2017 transactions are due on Jan. 31." Read More...
 

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