Compliance News

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...
 
Promoting the Safety and Welfare of Minors on Campus   (Jan 2018)
"It is estimated that, on an annual basis, more than 40,000 minors, 17 and under, attend programs 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 Georgia Tech’s Youth Programs." Read More...
 
Updates to Sexual Misconduct Policy Bring Consistency across the System   (Dec 2017)
"Even before the topic of sexual misconduct was making headlines, the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) set its sights on establishing consistent standards and protocols for sexual misconduct cases across the USG. In August, the BOR adopted new policies concerning student sexual misconduct. The policies apply to all institutions within the USG, including Georgia Tech." Read More...
 
Transformation of Financial Systems Begins this Fall   (Aug 2017)
“Georgia Tech is moving forward with the transformation of its financial systems. The Institute is now contracting with Workday to provide cloud-based technology that will replace many existing financial systems. The project scope ultimately encompasses financial data, business processes, and systems integration. ‘This investment will help create the next platform for Tech’s administrative services with an initial focus on our financial systems,’ said Steve Swant, executive vice president for Administration and Finance. ‘This initiative will successfully position the Institute for the digital age by improving the way we work, advancing the services we provide, and better informing the decisions we make." Read More...
 
Phillips Named Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness   (Jul 2017)
“In the role, Phillips will helm the new Office of Academic Effectiveness, officially established in February to centralize academic assessment, academic program review and planning, and accreditation duties into a stand-alone office reporting directly to the provost.” Read More...
 
Campus Carry Law Takes Effect July 1   (Jun 2017)
“In anticipation of the July 1 implementation date for the new state law allowing licensed gun owners to carry weapons on public college campuses, Georgia Tech leaders held an information session with the campus community June 14. Pat McKenna, vice president for Legal Affairs and Risk Management, and Robert Connolly, chief of the Georgia Tech Police Department, shared guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG) on the law and answered questions from the community.” Read More...
 

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