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University’s Statement of Ethical Principles

Privacy Issues

Regulatory Compliance Help and Referral Line

Centralized University Policies

Compliance Program Frequently Asked Questions

Reporting issues of Non-compliance

Regulatory Compliance Help and Referral Line Brochure

Compliance Awareness Guide

Training Resources

Other GW Department links

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The mission of the University’s 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
  • Stewardship
  • Reporting

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 University’s 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 university’s 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.

 

Don't drop the ball - compliance is your responsibility.

 

 

 

"Be honest, fair and trustworthy"


For questions or comments about The George Washington Compliance Office, e-mail us at comply@gwu.edu or call (202) 994-3386.

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