How Effective is Your Corporate Compliance Program?
Meeting new DOJ guidance on the effectiveness of your misconduct reporting tools.
On June 1, 2020, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) updated its guidelines for Federal prosecutors, encouraging them to evaluate the effectiveness of corporate misconduct reporting tools and whether they are working actively and effectively.
The updated guidelines give companies less protection from passive, check-box compliance programs and favor proactive programs that are well communicated, and feature easily accessible reporting solutions that guarantee employees a place of safety.
DoJ prosecutors will consider:
- Is the compliance program well designed?
- Does the program function effectively?
- Does the program work in practice?
Download our 2-page brief to check if your company meets the guidance and what you can do to improve your program.