Compliance News

Promoting the Safety and Welfare of Minors on Campus   (May 2017)
“It is estimated that, on an annual basis, more than 40,000 minors, 17 and under, attend a program sponsored by the Institute or conducted on campus. A special duty of care and supervision is required to protect Tech’s youngest learners. To help ensure a safe and healthy environment for all who participate, volunteer, or work in these youth programs, the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Institute are requiring that all minor-focused programs be registered at Youth Programs by May 1 (youthprograms.gatech.edu/youth-programs-registration). This must be done on an annual basis. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of programming.” Read More...
 
Recap of Recent Institute Policy Updates   (Jan 2017)
"Over the course of the past year, several policies have been approved by the Policy Steering Committee and the President’s Cabinet. The list below details the policies that have been approved in 2016. This is simply a list of new policies that have gone through the Institute Policy Development and Life Cycle Process which is overseen by the Office of Legal Affairs and Risk Management."  Read More...
 
State Business Transactions Disclosure Reports Due Jan. 31   (Jan 2017)
"Georgia law requires that all Institute employees disclose business transactions by themselves or family members with the State or any State agency... This requirement applies to transactions by the employee or any business in which the employee, spouse, or dependent has more than a 25 percent interest. There is an exception for transactions less than $250 where the total of all transactions does not exceed $9,000 in the calendar year."  Read More...
 
Required Two-Factor Authentication Enrollment for All Faculty/Staff Nears January Deadline   (Dec 2016)
"Starting Jan. 23, every faculty and staff member accessing Georgia Tech campus services and systems will be required to use two-factor authentication using DUO Security. Enrollment continues in the six colleges and in all academic support units of the Office of the Provost. Any faculty or staff member not enrolled by this time will be locked out of all campus systems and services."  Read More...
 
Georgia Tech Introduces Two-Factor Authentication to Secure Data and Services   (Sep 2016)
"A single authentication method helps to decrease the risk for data and system vulnerabilities, but the risk of compromised accounts by phished credentials is still high. Now, with the implementation of two-factor authentication, those security vulnerabilities are decreased. Users will be required to use two-factor authentication when accessing systems on campus as well as when accessing them remotely via Virtual Private Network (VPN) protocol. 'We are living in a time where cyber attacks are the norm, and Georgia Tech is not immune. In fact, we are subject to millions of attempted attacks each day,' said Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. 'Two-factor authentication makes our systems and each one of us much safer.'"  Read More...
 
New PCard Reconciliation and Approval Process Coming to Campus   (Sep 2016)
"The PCard (Procurement Card) is getting an upgrade. A new software package will be implemented during fall semester that will make PCard reconciliation and approval easier and more efficient. Training for the new module will be available approximately four weeks before and during the implementation. Four groups of campus will be affected with this change: Department Heads, PCard Coordinators, PCard Approvers, and PCard Holders. Each group will have training available tailored to their PCard role(s)."  Read More...
 
ADA Assessment Plan Aims to Transform Campus for All   (Apr 2016)
"Removing barriers for access on a college campus the size of Georgia Tech — which spans 400 acres and has 197 buildings — requires thoughtful planning and significant resources. To maximize accessibility with regard to both infrastructure and programming, the Institute embarked upon an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Assessment Plan two years ago in partnership with the Institute for Human Centered Design. 'You don’t have to have a defined disability to benefit from programs and facilities that are just easier to use,' said Denise Johnson-Marshall, ADA coordinator. 'The goal with the assessment and future action plan will make the campus user-friendly for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.'" Read More...
 
Protecting Data Assets with Two-Factor Authentication   (Feb 2016)
"To better protect the Institute’s data – including employee data – from future cyber risks, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will begin deploying two-factor authentication to early adopters across campus in 2016. The Office of Development and the Office of the President are among the first offices to adopt this technology department-wide. Offices in the Division of Administration and Finance are scheduled to follow this year." Read More...
 

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