The United States Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations is a federal law pertaining to the assessment of damages in cases of fraud against the government. The Guidelines list seven essential requirements of an effective compliance program. The following are ways the UT Dallas Compliance Program has addressed the seven elements:

  1. Implementing written policies and procedures
    • Standards of Conduct Guide
    • Ethics policy
  2. Designating a compliance officer and compliance committee
    • Compliance Advisory Committee
  3. Conducting effective training and education
    • Compliance Training
  4. Developing effective lines of communication
    • Hotline
  5. Conducting internal monitoring and auditing
    • Internal Audits
    • Compliance Inspections
    • Peer Reviews
    • External Audits, Reviews and Inspections
  6. Enforcing standards through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines
  7. Responding promptly to detected problems and undertaking corrective action
    • Hotline procedures require two weeks for action; elevation to VP/President