HSC Compliance Office

933 Bradbury Dr SE, Suite 3053
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 925-6053
Fax: (505) 925-0934

Guiding Principles

As recommended by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the University has elected to base our program upon the following seven elements of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines:

  1. Establish compliance standards and procedures that are reasonably capable of reducing the prospect of criminal conduct;
  2. Assign high-level personnel with overall responsibility to oversee compliance;
  3. Use due care not to delegate substantial discretionary authority to individuals whom the organization knows, or should have known through the exercise of diligence, had a propensity to engage in illegal activities;
  4. Communicate effectively compliance standards and procedures to all employees by requiring participation in training programs and by disseminating publications that explain in a practical manner what is required;
  5. Achieve compliance with standards by utilizing monitoring and auditing systems reasonably designed to detect misconduct by employees and by having in place a reporting system whereby employees can report misconduct without fear of retribution;
  6. Enforce standards through appropriate disciplinary mechanisms including discipline of individuals responsible for failure to detect an offense; and
  7. Respond appropriately to an offense once it has been detected and take reasonable steps to prevent further offenses including modification of the program to prevent and detect violations of the law.