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Office of Compliance and Audit Services

Administration of the Compliance Program

Oversight Responsibilities

The VP-OCAS shall be responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of this Program. In addition, the President shall designate certain employees to serve on a Compliance and Audit Oversight Committee ("CAOC"). The CAOC shall assist the VP-OCAS in the administration of the Program, including without limitation, the investigation of complaints, as requested by the VP-OCAS or the President. The CAOC shall meet on a quarterly basis.

All Department Heads are responsible for adherence to this Program in their respective departments.

Employee Training

SUNY DMC recognizes the importance of communicating effectively its Code of Conduct and applicable Federal and State regulations to all of its employees and agents. Thus, it is the intent of SUNY DMC to require all new hires to be appropriately trained as part of the orientation program provided to new employees of SUNY DMC.

Monitoring and Auditing

SUNY DMC will implement steps to monitor compliance with the Program. This will include monitoring and auditing to determine whether the Program is being adhered to and whether it is successfully serving its intended purpose. Compliance monitoring and auditing are aimed at ensuring adherence to general compliance policies and applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

Reporting System

Employees and faculty are required to come forward with any information regarding an actual or possible violation of this Code or SUNY DMC Policy and cooperate fully in the investigation of any alleged violation.

Enforcement and Discipline

SUNY DMC recognizes the necessity to enforce the standards and procedures of its Compliance Program and to discipline those employees who violate the Program or negligently fail to detect an offense.

Response and Prevention

If an offense occurs and is identified, it is the policy of SUNY DMC to respond appropriately to the offense and to enjoin any further similar offenses.