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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Add Urgency to Congressional Flood Insurance Reform Effort

In 2016, Congress introduced a bill to reform the National Flood Insurance Program.  Proponents of the bill saw it as necessary reform to a debt-ridden and ineffective program, while opponents saw it as an attack against a necessary safeguard for coastal Americans. The National Flood Insurance Program was set to expire at the end of September 2016, until Congress extended the program through December 8, 2017.  As Americans rebuild from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Congress contemplates reform and seeks to keep the program funded past December.

It’s Time for States to Get REAL

After years of waiting, the final implementation extension deadlines for compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005 are near. The most recent extensions for certain states pushed the final compliance deadline to October 10, 2017. Assuming the Federal Government does not grant further extensions, by this date all 50 states must be compliant with the Act.

Kicking Off a New Academic Year at the Center for Compliance Studies

The academic year for 2017-2018 has begun at the Center for Compliance Studies. We have a lot on tap—a new look for the blog, an exciting symposium in February 2018, Issue 2 of the Journal soon to be published, and a number of new scholarly endeavors.

Why, Why, Why, Why, Why You Should Utilize Root-Cause Analyses.

Brittany Tomkies Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017   Over the past decade, risk management and compliance professionals have moved away from asking “what happened” and “who did it” to asking “why” the error occurred in hopes of developing effective safeguards to prevent reoccurrence of those errors. As a result of …
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Effective Compliance Training Methods to Increase Reporting

Brittany Tomkies Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017   A September 2016 survey from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) found that 83% of compliance professionals said their program prevented misconduct at least once in the last two years with 46% of respondents saying their compliance program prevented five …
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Attending the 15th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute

Corinne Nierzwicki Production Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2018   The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics recently hosted the 15th Compliance & Ethics Institute (CEI) in Chicago, Illinois. Several Loyola faculty members and students, including myself, attended CEI. I had an excellent experience at CEI networking with attendees and learning from the …
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Compliance and The Dab

Ryan Whitney Managing Editor Loyola University School of Law, JD 2017   Dabbing has taken pop culture by storm in just the last year. Popularized by Carolina Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton, the dance move is now seen in all sorts of sports celebrations, dance adaptations, videos and promotions. It is a fad, a craze — …
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Compliance Spotlight: Valerie Dixon, UC Irvine Health

Alanna J. Kroeker Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law,  JD 2017   Valerie Dixon currently serves as the University of California Irvine Health (UCI) Deputy Compliance Officer.  Ms. Dixon brings 17 years of compliance experience with her to UCI, as she started her compliance career in 1999 at UC San Diego.  Prior to …
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A New Role for Compliance Programs in HHS-OIG Resolutions of Non-compliant Conduct

Ryan Meade Editor-in-Chief Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law   A recent commentary from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) indicates it will not consider the existence of an effective compliance program as a positive factor in resolving civil non-compliance but it …
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Adding Federal Grant Compliance to the Audit Plan: the University of Florida Case

Greg Grabinski Executive Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2016   One of the best sources for designing a compliance program’s annual audit plan is to look around to see what is happening at peer institutions.  If there is a regulatory settlement in a peer organization’s similar business line, then the subject-matter should …
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