It’s easy to get carried away with holiday spirit, so Carl thought a small reminder might help compliance stay top-of-mind. Just a tiny, festive hint that compliance is here to help his team members and the organization steer clear of actions that could result in much more than a lump of coal.
But as he sat in the breakroom, hopelessly watching another decadent gift basket exchange hands, he wondered if they noticed him sitting up here in his tiny elfin ensemble. Compliance Carl, like so many compliance officers, faces the difficult task of reining in gifts and gestures that might put the organization at risk.
So, here’s to you, compliance officers – may your holiday season be filled with moments of merriment, joy, and presents that won’t violate the OIG’s gift-giving policy.