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Compliance

Forged in Responsibility

Pitt is committed to the advancement of learning and service to society, which is best accomplished in an atmosphere of mutual respect and civility, adherence to laws and regulations, concern for others, and academic integrity. Compliance with these standards is how Pitt fulfills this commitment to our campus communities.

This page is under construction. It will outline the University's compliance obligations, departments and offices responsible for those obligations, and associated University policies.

Seven Elements of the University's Compliance Program

Pitt uses seven elements as a roadmap to support regulatory compliance across the University. 

1. Policies, Procedures and Ethical Standards

The CIE Office works closely with the Office of Policy Management in tracking policy development and identifying areas for new or revised policies. 

2. Compliance Support

The CIE Office serves as a source of advice and support for University members to understand and meet regulatory compliance obligations. The CIE Office will work closely with University stakeholders to identify regulatory changes and new compliance obligations.

3. Communication and Education

The CIE Office will create and provide effective and ongoing training resources, as well as help to establish open lines of communication regarding the University's ethics and compliance programs. 

4. Internal Monitoring and Auditing

The CIE Office works closely with Internal Audit to evaluate the University's effectiveness in meeting its compliance obligations and detecting areas of concern. 

5. Reporting and Investigation

The CIE Office oversees the Pitt Concern Connection and encourages University members to raise concerns. The CIE Office provides fair, balanced and complete investigations when necessary. 

6. Outcome Monitoring

The CIE Office tracks investigative outcomes and supports University members as they establish incentives for compliance and respond to investigative findings. 

7. Response and Prevention

The CIE Office provides advice and support in the event that University members identify areas of concern.