Overseeing the regulations, policies and procedures of an organization and ensuring it conducts business ethically and legally carries a heavy burden. That’s why on September 26th we are celebrating National Compliance Officer Day.
Businesses, non-profits, and government organizations employ Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers, or similar high-pressure positions. These men and women not only oversee these organizations’ policies but also respond to allegations of misconduct and evaluate procedures. They make changes when necessary and collaborate with teams to contribute to making the best decisions for the business to maintain compliance.
Compliance Officers require the ability to understand complex issues and promote ethical behavior in a continually changing environment, often involving a high amount of risk, stress, and a fast-paced schedule. They are responsible for protecting and watching over thousands of employees. They may not have superpowers, but they are all superheroes.
It’s the risk of violations, and the financial and reputational damage that accompanies them, that makes their position so important. Their analysis and ability to identify those risk factors and help prevent them are priceless in organizations where ethical and regulatory violations are a concern.
On National Compliance Officer Day, recognize your Compliance Officers for their dedication to doing the right thing and shaping the culture of your organization.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #ComplianceOfficerDay on social media to give a shout out to the ethics and compliance professionals in your organization that help you do the right thing, stay compliant, and make ethical decisions. Join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn and visit www.complianceofficerday.com to read more about this day.
September 26th is the first day of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics 15th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute where SAI Global launched National Compliance Officer Day. SAI Global founded National Compliance Officer Day to honor the dedicated men and women who are the foundation of integrity in a successful organization. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared the day in 2016.
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