Compliance News

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...
 
Incoming Students Required to Complete Online Training   (Aug 2015)
"Beginning this fall semester, the Georgia Institute of Technology, along with all other USG institutions, is requiring all incoming students to participate in two online educational courses — AlcoholEdu and Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault — as part of a comprehensive health program designed to promote the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community."  Read More...
 
Campus is Reminded to Play It Safe   (Aug 2015)
"If a safety situation arises that requires community notification, Georgia Tech provides two types of alerts. The first is the Georgia Tech Emergency Notification System (GTENS) alert, which is issued by the Office of Emergency Preparedness when members of the campus community should take immediate action. These alerts are triggered by situations such as evacuations, severe weather, or other threatening scenarios. The second type is a Clery Act alert. These are email alerts distributed as timely warning of crimes that represent an ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees."  Read More...
 
Training Program Supports Minors on Campus   (Jun 2015)
"Tech is supplementing its policy statements with a comprehensive training program to help the campus community understand how to best support and protect the wellbeing of minor guests. 'The Institute has several policies in place to help prevent and report child abuse,' says Mia Reini, director of Enterprise Risk Management. 'In fact, mandatory training and criminal background checks are required for those working one-on-one with minors. Looking forward, the Institute will offer a more consistent and accessible training program to help educate all Georgia Tech employees and volunteers on how to best protect children from abuse – namely sexual abuse.'" Read More...
 
Know the Facts about FERPA   (Mar 2015)
"While the Office of the Registrar is typically the first line of defense for the onslaught of questions from anxious students and parents, anyone on campus can receive an inquiry and should be prepared to answer these tough questions appropriately and in line with Georgia Tech policies. Are you ready?"  Read More...
 
Cybersecurity Tips to Keep Your Data Safe   (Mar 2015)
"A secure site always includes an httpS in the address bar and a reputable site name. Be wary if, for instance, an email from someone who appears to be from Georgia Tech has a 'click here' in the body that reveals the here ashttp://gatechupgrade.dfjsdh422tgs.com. That’s clearly not a sanctioned Georgia Tech site because an authentic Tech site will always contain the ‘.gatech.edu’ in the URL."  Read More...
 

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