Office of Compliance

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The Office of Compliance manages four interrelated programs and function areas.

Compliance

The Office of Compliance’s mission is to support and assist in fulfilling the university’s compliance obligations and to ensure that all functions are carried out in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies. The office assists in promulgating and enforcing the Ethical Code of Conduct and coordinates the institution’s compliance efforts with the support of senior administrators and designated compliance partners across campus. The Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees provides oversight of the Compliance program.

The office oversees the Compliance Service Desk, which assists the campus community in understanding and fulfilling their compliance and risk-related responsibilities. Staff members can submit compliance related questions, request additional training or the creation of new training, and identify the need for policy amendments or request the creation of a new institutional policy through the desk’s services.

Risk management

Through careful identification, assessment, prioritization based upon the university’s unique risk appetite, and management, the Compliance Program assists the university in harnessing the power of effective mitigation strategies to support the mission of the institution and its programs.

Risk mitigation programs operated by the Office of Compliance include but are not limited to: oversight of programs and activities involving minor participants; primary prevention and awareness for sexual misconduct and other forms of harassment; concussion management, and assistance with data privacy and security efforts. The Office of Compliance remains apprised of industry-specific risks and works with campus partners to design comprehensive programs to mitigate them

Title IX, harassment and discrimination

The Office of Compliance oversees the Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct program. The office performs the following functions:

  • Education, prevention, and training programs that inform the campus community about the risks and myths that contribute to Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct and other forms of discrimination and harassment.;
  • Assistance and support, including procedures sensitive to all individuals involved in a complaint of Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct offense and/ or discrimination and harassment related to a protected class, and
  • A process for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of incidents of Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct, discrimination, and harassment that includes appropriate disciplinary sanctions for those who commit offenses, as well as the imposition of remedial actions to address and remedy the effects of such offenses.

Policy development

The university Policy and Procedure Development and Implementation program, directed by the Office of Compliance, ensures that policies and procedures are developed, approved, issued, and maintained in a consistent manner with the engagement of appropriate university stakeholders. This program makes policies and procedures widely available to the university community in order to enhance compliance efforts and advancement of the university’s mission.

The program allows for the design of new policies, amendments or alterations to existing policies, and for design and/or alteration of procedures to increase compliance with institutional policies.

EthicsPoint reporting system

The university Policy and Procedure Development and Implementation program, directed by the Office of Compliance, ensures that policies and procedures are developed, approved, issued, and maintained in a consistent manner with the engagement of appropriate university stakeholders. This program makes policies and procedures widely available to the university community in order to enhance compliance efforts and advancement of the university’s mission.

The program allows for the design of new policies, amendments or alterations to existing policies, and for design and/or alteration of procedures to increase compliance with institutional policies.

Location:

Green Center

Briana Andrews

Briana Andrews

Assistant Compliance Officer

Phone: +1 561-237-7728

Email: bandrews@lynn.edu

Lorna Fink

Lorna Fink

University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator

Phone: +1 561-237-7727

Email: lfink@lynn.edu

Monica Cruz

Monica Cruz

Compliance Specialist and Investigator

Phone: +1 561-237-7729

Email: mocruz@lynn.edu

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