Ensuring compliance in an ever changing landscape of federal and state laws and regulations is a major concern for organizations, including higher education institutions. Developing a plan to systematically translate obligations into appropriate action and compliance by the responsible institutional departments requires sustained commitment at the highest levels. What do you get for this devotion of resources?
The most significant benefits of a university ethics and compliance program are the following:
The Integrity and Compliance Office (ICO) helps to ensure VCU has an effective Ethics and Compliance Program by establishing standards and conducting education, outreach, monitoring, auditing and investigation activities to prevent, detect, and resolve noncompliance. Our advisory services and resources are available to all departments.
Assisting VCU with achieving its financial, operational and strategic goals while maintaining compliance with all associated laws and regulations is the goal of the ICO. The ICO Team is available to you as a resource for any inquiry or concern you may have.
University members and affiliates are encouraged to explore this site to better understand our function.