Compliance is the personal responsibility of every employee of Chicago State University. Our mission, as a public urban university that is committed to providing quality academic programs, places each individual member of our faculty and staff in a position of public trust. In an environment of ever increasing federal and state regulations, it is important that each one of us fulfills that trust by performing our job responsibilities:
- In accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies,
- With the very highest standards of ethics and integrity, and
- In a manner that avoids even the appearance of impropriety.
The purpose of Chicago State University’s Compliance Program (the Program) is to promote and support a culture of compliance within all levels of the University Community. This is accomplished by establishing an infrastructure that provides ongoing assurance to management that risks, particularly compliance risks, are being mitigated to acceptable levels. Continuous management of high risks by those involved in each process is an essential element of the Program and is necessary in order to minimize threats to the achievement of CSU's goals and objectives.
To promote and support a culture at Chicago State University which builds compliance consciousness into the daily activities of the University and encourages all employees to conduct University business with honesty and integrity.
To develop a compliance program that:
- Identifies and evaluates risks that are critical to the university;
- Provides all employees with the training and or information necessary to do their jobs and understand the relevant compliance issues;
- Provides ongoing positive assurance to managers, executive officers, and the Board of Trustees regarding the status of critical university risks; and
- Provides all employees with an opportunity to report issues of potential non-compliance in a manner that preserves confidentiality.