Happy Compliance Week

The Compliance Week Planning Committee is pleased to welcome you to our week-long virtual event aimed to spread Compliance Awareness throughout the entire University of New Mexico enterprise.

Compliance Week officially kicks off at the University of New Mexico on Monday, November 2nd to Friday, November 6th, 2020 – Each day we will reveal a Compliance Word of the Day to ignite conversations within your respective academic, clinical, and research units across Central, North, and Branch campuses.

In addition, we will host virtual Lunch and Learn sessions, a Policy Scavenger Hunt, and a Compliance Word Search – all of which participants will have the chance to win one of ten $25 Visa Gift Cards!

Last but certainly not least, in the video below, University leadership, such as President Stokes, Regent Douglas Brown, Dr. Martha McGrew, and more, share their thoughts on the importance of Compliance and to encourage each of us, as representatives of the University, to “Do the Right Thing.”

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Compliance Word of the Day

Word of the Day is designed to raise awareness of the UNM and HSC values and their importance among ALL employees. Below is a set of simple, brief messages and suggested text for each day’s message to be uploaded on the ICP Webpage during Compliance Week. Each day’s word is keyed to compliance efforts. The goal is to encourage thought and reflection on what the words mean to ALL staff and how they see the word acted on – or not—in their workplace. These words would send a powerful message about Compliance throughout UNM and the HSC and underline the importance that is placed on ethical practices.

Today’s Compliance Word of the Day: Risk Prevention

  • Risk Prevention: is the process of avoiding risk or reducing the probability and impact of risk. In the context of corporate and healthcare compliance, the risk is generally legal or regulatory in nature.
  • Today’s thoughts:
  • What actions have you seen in your area that demonstrates risk prevention?
  • Are there times when “avoiding risk or reducing the probability and impact of risk” seems to conflict with other values?
  • If so, how do you address the conflict in yourself or with other people?

Today’s Compliance Word of the Day: Fraud

  • Fraud: defined as the intentional deception or misrepresentation that the individual makes, knowing it to be false and that it could result in some unauthorized benefit to
    that individual or others.
  • Today’s thoughts:
  • What actions have you seen in your work area or other areas of UNM or HSC that demonstrates fraud prevention?
  • What are the consequences when people don’t share these ideas about fraud?
  • Has fraud ever been a barrier to change in your experience at the UNM or HSC?

Today’s Compliance Word of the Day: Compliance Hotline

Compliance Hotline: an anonymous reporting mechanism that facilitates reporting of possible illegal, unethical, or improper conduct when the normal channels of communication have proven ineffective, or are impractical under the circumstances. Today’s thoughts:

  • In your experience at the UNM or HSC, have you ever used the compliance hotline when you observed fraud, waste or abuse of institution assets?
  • Do you think management should consider working jointly with employees to find ways to increase support and participation in the hotline program?
  • Tip:
  • The UNM Compliance Hotline is available 24/7. Reports can be made by telephone at 1-888-899-6092 or online at unm.ethicspoint.com. The hotline is managed by an outside vendor and reporters can remain anonymous.

Today’s Compliance Word of the Day: Transparency

Transparency: in a business or governance context, transparency is honesty and openness.

Today’s thoughts:

  • What actions have you seen at UNM or HSC that demonstrate transparency?
  • What are the consequences when people don’t agree with the idea of transparency?
  • Has transparency ever been a barrier to change in your experience at UNM or HSC?

Accountability: it is a proactive approach and enables the institution to demonstrate how the requirements are met in order to enable an ongoing capacity to comply.

Today’s thoughts:

  • Do you know how your work contributes to the strategic goals of the University?
  • How do you and your colleagues hold one another accountable in upholding professionalism and conduct in the work place?
  • Do you seek opportunities to develop skills relevant to your position’s job description?

“When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.” —Dan Hiest

Compliance Lunch & Learn

Monday 11/02 – Combating Cyber Trolling – Supporting Ethical and Inclusive Cyber Activity

Presented by: Panel Discussion with UNM Main Campus;

  • Dean Bernardone – Associate Director of Core IT Services
  • Dr. Assata Zerai – VP Of DEI
  • Elisha Allen – Director of Academic Technologies
  • Francie Cordova – Interim Chief Compliance Officer
  • Frankie Flores – Director of LGBTQ Resource Center
  • Jeff Gassaway – Information Security and Privacy Officer
  • Rob Burford – Director of UNM Compliance
Register Here

Tuesday 11/03 – The Perfect Protocol Submission

Presented by: James MacFarlane, Executive Director, HSC Research, Research Integrity Officer, Chemical Hygiene Officer; and Kaylee Deutsch, MHA, CCRP, Quality Assurance Manager

Register Here

Thursday 11/05 – Compliance to What…and Why?

Presented by: Gail Hammer, CQA, CMQ/OE, Health Sciences Policy Office Manager and Sr. Quality Advisor

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Friday 11/06 – How the Codes of Professionalism & Conduct Boost Compliance

Presented by: Dr. Arthur Culpepper, Chief HSC Compliance Officer, Deputy HSC Title IX Coordinator

Register Here

Compliance Word Search

To enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 $25.00 Visa Gift Cards, find all 21 words, complete the demographic information, then scan and email to Compliance@salud.unm.edu.

Download the Word Search here

Policy Scavenger Hunt

Download a copy of the Scavenger Hunt Questions here

All ten (10) Questions must be answered; partially completed submissions are not eligible to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
Deadline for Submission: Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12:00 Noon.

Please note: In the case of a tie, all correct entries will be placed in a lottery and up to 3 winners will be picked.

Winners will be notified by e-mail on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Start your Hunt HERE: https://hospitals.health.unm.edu/intranet/HealthSystem/policies.shtml

If you are working remotely, please be aware that you will need to be connected to VPN in order to access the link above.

Submission Form linked here

HSC Compliance Office

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1650 University Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:

HSC Business & Communications Center

Suite 2600