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...
 
New Policies Protect Data and Guide Information Technology Use   (Apr 2017)
"Georgia Tech’s information technology (IT) policies have been recently updated to make it easier for students, faculty, and staff to find relevant policy information on a wide range of IT topics. Specifically, the Computer Network Usage and Security Policy, the document that has provided the guiding principles for the use of IT resources at Georgia Tech, has been replaced by three new policies: the Acceptable Uses Policy (AUP), the Cyber Security Policy (CSP), and the Data Privacy Policy (DPP)." Read More...
 
Financial Management Training Program Expands   (Apr 2017)
"After an extended pilot program, Georgia Tech is rolling out the Financial Management Knowledge Development (FMKD) online training program for all Georgia Tech employees who have financial administration responsibilities. Beginning May 1, employees who receive access to Georgia Tech’s financial systems will be required to participate in the FMKD program. Once system access is granted, employees will receive a notification to enroll in the FMKD program including the courses they are expected to complete." Read More...
 
2017 Annual Compliance Campaign Is Underway   (Mar 2017)
"Each year, Georgia Tech employees are required to affirm their understanding of the Institute’s and the University System of Georgia’s code of ethics, conflict of interest, and cyber security policies. All faculty, staff (including Tech Temps), and student workers must complete all compliance requirements between March 6 and April 7, 2017." Read More...
 
Board of Regents Offers Guidance on Political Activity   (Jan 2017)
"With the new year in full swing, the University System of Georgia (USG) would like to remind all employees about its policies on political activities. USG employees are encouraged to fulfill their civic obligations and share their views on political issues, but in doing so may act only in their personal capacities and must not use Institute resources or appear to be speaking on behalf of the Institute." Read More...
 
New Office of Academic Effectiveness to Focus on Assessment and Accreditation Activities   (Jan 2017)
"Effective Feb. 1, a reorganization inside the Office of the Provost will officially establish the new Office of Academic Effectiveness (OAE), a move that shifts academic assessment, academic program review and planning, and accreditation duties into a stand-alone office reporting directly to the provost. The reorganization centralizes the coordination and oversight of these initiatives and is part of an overall academic-effectiveness strategy devised after the Institute’s Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) reaffirmation of accreditation last year." 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...
 

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