Tag: Risk Management

12 Great Reads of 2018

January 3, 2019 2:58 pm

Another year down, and a new one underway! As you jump back into your work in this new year, we hope you’ll take some time to read about some of the great work your HR colleagues are doing at colleges and universities around the country. CUPA-HR’s The Higher Education Workplace magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog highlight new and innovative... View Article

4 Ways to Mitigate Risk Related to Sexual Misconduct and Harassment on Campus

September 27, 2018 11:33 am

When it comes to creating a safe, inclusive, equitable campus, culture is the bottom line. But changing the culture and transforming the mindset of an enterprise as large and complex and multifaceted as a higher education institution certainly doesn’t happen overnight — it’s a slow and steady journey. While helping their colleges and universities navigate... View Article

Cybersecurity
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October 26, 2017 7:06 pm

Like many businesses in the private sector, colleges and universities face the risk of cyberattacks. Such attacks have the potential to expose sensitive or private information including employee personnel information, research findings, intellectual property and, at times, even medical records. HR plays an important role in protecting the organization from a data breach by ensuring... View Article

Crisis Management
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

We're here to helpCUPA-HR continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation closely and will share resources that support HR and higher ed administrators as they become available. For COVID-19 specific resources, visit CUPA-HR’s COVID 19 Resources page. While it is impossible to plan for all contingencies, being proactive in the development of crisis management strategies... View Article

HR Risk Management
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Risk management has taken on an entirely different perspective from the days when it merely involved business protection insurance, safety plans and audits, unemployment and workers’ compensation. Factors such as increasingly prevalent natural disasters, violence in the workplace, increased occurrence of litigation and operating in a global marketplace have raised the bar for prudence and... View Article

Substance Abuse
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Substance abuse is an increasing concern for employers. It not only impairs an employee’s performance, but also poses a significant risk to fellow employees, equipment and production processes and opens the door for potential lawsuits against the employer. Allegations against an employer for faulty products, acts of violence by the employee, malfeasance and inaction can... View Article

Whistleblower
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

It is surprising to many that whistleblowing in the U.S. was first addressed by the Continental Congress in 1778 when two whistleblowers against the Continental Navy were protected by action of the  Congress. The first US law adopted specifically to protect whistleblowers was the 1863 United States False Claims Act (revised in 1986), intended to address fraud... View Article