The mission of the Universitys Compliance and Privacy Office is to establish
a voluntary compliance program to ensure that faculty and staff
are aware of and comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
The compliance program encourages and promotes an environment of
ethical business and professional behavior. The compliance program
was designed to reduce the risk of fines, penalties and criminal
prosecution associated with violations of federal, state and local
laws and regulations. The compliance program was designed and implemented
to meet the requirements of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
STATEMENT OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
The Statement of Ethical Principles sets forth standards of ethical conduct
to which all persons acting on the University's behalf should aspire.
The following Principles are also stated, clarified and implemented in
several separate policies and procedures of the University.
- Integrity and Respect
- Responsibility and Accountability
- Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
- Harassment and Abuse of Power
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE HELP AND REFERRAL LINE
The program encourages faculty, staff and students to report suspected
noncompliance, fraud, waste, abuse and unethical or illegal activities
using a toll free Regulatory Compliance Help and Referral Line (1-888-508-5275).
Callers can stay anonymous without fear of retaliation. The Universitys
Compliance and Privacy Office will ensure that allegations are thoroughly investigated
and that appropriate corrective actions are taken, if needed.
A brochure that explains the operations of the Regulatory Compliance
Help and Referral Line has been distributed to employees.
CENTRALIZED UNIVERSITY POLICIES
The Compliance and Privacy Office will facilitate the collection and distribution
of regulatory information. The universitys centralized policy
distribution software will be used to make sure that all regulatory
polices are available and distributed to the faculty and staff.
The university policies can be found at http://gweb.gwu.edu.
Under the "Quick Links" section, click on "Policies, University."
University policies can also be found at http://policy.gwu.edu.