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Year-End Budget Left? Where to Spend It!

It’s that time of year when we heed the warning about budget – use it or lose it!
If you find yourself in the lucky position with some year-end cash, here are some great ideas for where to spend it, and some strategies to try to get the most bang for your buck.

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Compliance Career Advice

Conundrum: You’re Only Kinda In Charge…

There is a compliance-related area that is simply not in the Compliance department’s remit. Except it is. Sort of. As in, you have some responsibility or oversight responsibilities, but you don’t own the area. How do you manage this successfully?

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Five Important Lessons for Compliance Officers from the Oracle FCPA Settlement

Oh, recidivists.

If you’ve already been fined for bribery, don’t do it again! Alas, for Oracle, history has repeated itself with a second series of FCPA violations. The facts, as laid out in the SEC Order, are pretty fascinating.

But more important are the lessons that can be learned to ensure our programs better prevent and detect bribery and misconduct.

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Compliance Career Advice

The Power of the Fake Commute

Have you ever heard of a fake commute?

Neither had I until last week during the opening keynote of the SCCE conference in Phoenix. In it, Dr. Aditi Nerurkar from Harvard Medical School talked about the effects of burnout in the post-pandemic age, and how to combat the challenges so many of us face in our hybrid or work-from-home environments.

Her advice? Use rituals and a fake commute.

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Compliance Career Advice

Are you (or your program) memorable?

Right now, I’m traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix for the SCCE’s annual conference. I’m leading a panel session on Tuesday, and I want it to be memorable. In truth, I want to be memorable too. But how do I stack the deck in my favor?

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