Compliance News

New Sexual Assault Training Mandatory for Georgia Tech Employees   (Feb 2016)
"This training requirement is intended to enable faculty and staff to better assist students and other community members, including colleagues, impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. This mandatory one-time training requirement for current Georgia Tech employees — faculty, staff, and student employees — will be administered during the annual compliance campaign that begins March 7 and ends April 8." Read More...
 
Copyright & Fair Use Web site Now Available   (Feb 2016)
 
"The recently-launched Georgia Tech Library Copyright and Fair Use Web site offers a host of information for both budding and expert creators and users of copyrighted materials." 
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New Cyber Security Training Coming this Spring   (Feb 2016)
"As part of an ongoing educational campaign from Georgia Tech’s Cyber Security team to help ensure that all employees – faculty, staff, and student workers – are aware of best practices for safe computing, employees will now be required by the Institute to participate in cyber security training beginning this spring. This mandatory, annual training for all Georgia Tech employees will be included in the Institute’s annual Ethics and Conflict of Interest Compliance Campaign that begins March 7 and ends April 8." Read More...
 
Annual Compliance Campaign is Underway   (Feb 2016)
"Each year, Georgia Tech employees are required to affirm their understanding of the Institute’s ethical standards and the conflict of interest policy, and certify all external activities and financial relationships. This year, two additional components are being added to the Institute’s Compliance Campaign: cyber security and Haven for Faculty & Staff training. All faculty, staff, and student workers must complete all four compliance requirements between March 7 and April 8, 2016." Read More...
 
CREATE-X Launches Legal Office Hours   (Jan 2016)
"With entrepreneurship flourishing on Tech’s campus, legal questions are bound to arise for student inventors. CREATE-X has launched a new program, Legal Buzz, to help students navigate their legal questions. Students will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by lawyers from Troutman Sanders who provide their counsel pro bono, meaning 'for the public good.' The service is available at no cost to students." Read More...
 
The Right to Sign   (Dec 2015)
"'Most people don’t realize that only a few people on campus have the authority to sign contracts,' said Kate Wasch, managing attorney in the Office of Legal Affairs. 'We encounter individuals not understanding that there are very strict guidelines about who can sign a contract, and, inadvertently, they sign a contract — sometimes not realizing they are signing a contract. Not only is this a bad business practice, but it can place that individual personally at risk.'"   Read More...
 
Campuswide Phishing Training Begins This Month   (Oct 2015)
"The exercise, which will take the form of a regular email, will contain a link to a non-Georgia Tech page that will ask you to enter your Georgia Tech login credentials. There will be apparent red flags in the email, though, that should raise suspicion and stop recipients from taking the proverbial bait. Anyone who enters a username and password on this fake page will be directed to an onscreen training page with tips on how to avoid a real threat."  Read More...
 
Financial Management Training Program Coming This Fall   (Oct 2015)
"The Financial Management Knowledge Development series consists of two tracks. The first series, the Financial Fundamentals Training Program, is designed to build a strong knowledge base of Georgia Tech’s financial operations and management processes. The series is targeted toward all employees with a financial role and covers a variety of topics including basic accounting, the procure-to-pay process, human resources, payroll, and travel and expenses. ...The second track, the Extramural Sponsored Training Program, builds on this foundation and provides training to employees involved in the financial or contractual management of grants and contracts. This series offers in-depth training as it relates to issues such as the regulatory environment, proposal development, and closeout." Read More...
 

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