US Sentencing Commission Guidelines for an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program – Provides Lessons for Good Ethics

January 1, 2016

 

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US Sentencing Commission Guidelines for an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program – Provides Lessons for Good Ethics

Today’s Leadership Minute was written by:
Bill Lhota, former CEO of COTA and AEP senior executive
Ross Leadership Institute Founder

I am frequently asked; what constitutes and effective Compliance and Ethics Program?

My response; Chapter Eight of the US Sentencing Commission Guidelines at  §8B2.1 Effective Compliance and Ethics Program spells out the criteria for an effective program.

Use the link below to access §8B2.1 of the Guidelines Manual:

http://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/guidelines-manual/2015/CHAPTER_8.pdf

The criteria presented in §8B2.1 applies to all organizations, large, and small; for profit and non-profit. However, the Guidelines provide that small organizations may tailor their program to meet their specific needs.

While §8B2.1 pertains to organizations there are numerous leadership lessons for good ethics to be gleaned from a careful reading of this section of the Guideline Lines.

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