Compliance at Indiana University
NOTE: As of March 11, 2013, the compliance function has moved to the Office of the Vice President & General Counsel.
The mission of the University Compliance Program is to ensure the university community adheres to all applicable laws, policies, and regulations. In addition, the Program strives to provide access to the best resources available to educate and promote compliance.
If you have questions or would like to request training, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the University Compliance Program at (317) 274-2667.
Every employee at IU is responsible for ensuring that he or she is complying with university policies, regulations, laws and contractual obligations.
Functional level compliance officers, subject matter experts and policy owners are those who have job duties to actually be responsible for a compliance obligation, not merely those who have to comply with obligations. The scope of this responsibility may be for a specific sector, campus or could span university-wide.
A person who is "responsible" for compliance obligations is generally assigned job duties such as:
- identifying obligations;
- ensuring adequate policies and procedures are available to guide correct compliance practices;
- communicating and providing awareness and training opportunities;
- offering tools to assist with requirements; and
- monitoring, documenting and tracking compliance progress and status.
Compliance at Indiana University is coordinated by the Chief Compliance Officer in the Office of the Vice President & General Counsel.
In order to build a strong network of communication the Chief Compliance Officer works with key compliance professionals throughout the university to facilitate collaboration, raise awareness and address compliance needs and concerns. In an effort to build a comprehensive compliance environment, compliance coordination focuses on the following:
- providing tools and support to enable compliance professionals to track and document compliance requirements;
- offering a communication n