Hardly a week goes by without there being one or more reports of federal investigations on campuses or significant financial penalties being imposed pursuant to federal audits. With the plethora of federal regulations and rules that higher ed HR professionals must follow, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with compliance activities above and beyond the daily demands of recruiting, training, employee relations brush fires, performance assessment and everything else we do! But lurking out there are potential missteps relating to I-9s, Title IX, FLSA, VEVRAA, ACA, retirement program fiduciary duties, FMLA, ADA, GINA, HIPAA, EEO and records maintenance and retention.
Want to acquire some peace of mind? Consider conducting an HR audit. Yes, it will be time-consuming, but the exercise will demonstrate (1) the importance of adherence to the details of compliance to your staff, (2) your proactive risk assessment and avoidance to institutional leadership, and (3) your good faith to federal auditors, if they come knocking on your door. Want more information on risks, recent federal investigations and guidance on conducting an audit? See below.
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