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Survey Results

The Relationship between the Board of Directors and the Compliance and Ethics Officer

SurveysTo assess how the relationship between the compliance team and the board had evolved, as well as to examine issues of compliance officer influence, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association fielded this survey in 2014 and again in 2018.
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2018 Cross-Industry Compliance Staffing and Budget Benchmarking and Guidance Survey


In 2017, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) conducted a comprehensive survey of compliance professionals in order to create a salary survey. The survey looked at salaries in relation to measures such as size of company (in revenues and employees) as well as compliance budget and ownership structure. SCCE recognized that there would be an opportunity to reuse the data to create benchmarks for staffing and budget. The association then worked with the research provider to create the following report, which repurposes the salary survey data.

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2017 Cross Industry Chief Compliance Officer and Staff Salary Surveys

SurveysThe Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)® is pleased to be able to provide you with the 2017 Compliance and Ethics Officer Salary Survey report. As you will see, we have included data on compensation for both the chief compliance and ethics officer as well as for the compliance staff, giving a fuller picture of the compliance profession in one document.
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Compliance Training and the Board


The relationship between the board and the compliance and ethics department has changed dramatically over the last several years, with more compliance professionals having at least a dotted line between them and the organization’s governing body. 

This is not coincidental, as several factors have converged to create a strong incentive for the board to grow more active in its oversight of compliance. First, the seemingly never-ending series of large settlements has underscored the risk to the organization for non-compliant and unethical behavior. Second, as more and more boards work directly with compliance, it’s more difficult for those who do not to justify their current practice.

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Incentive Programs and Compliance


To better assess the role of the compliance team in reviewing incentive plans, in April 2017 the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association fielded a survey among compliance professionals.The results indicate that, despite the risks, compliance rarely plays a role in evaluating incentive programs.

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Data Breach Incidents, Causes, and Response


In October and November of 2012 the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association conducted a survey among compliance professionals to better understand the impact and frequency of data breaches. At the time breaches were very much in the news, just as they are today.

To assess whether and how much things had changed in the past four years, SCCE and HCCA fielded the same survey again. The results were surprising: in spite of all the headlines of increased risk, relatively little has changed when it comes to both managing the issue and the number of incidents. In fact, what’s remarkable is that on many measures the numbers were down.

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2016 Compliance Effectiveness Survey

SurveysFor any compliance program, a critical measure of success is its ability to prevent incidents from occurring. Determining how many events are avoided is difficult, though. Employees rarely come forward to report, “I was about to commit a felony and then remembered that compliance training I received.”
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2016 Compliance and Ethics Program Objectives Survey

SurveysA wide range of benefits and objectives are often cited for compliance programs: preventing and detecting misconduct, promoting an ethical culture, meeting regulatory requirements, protecting directors and officers, and protecting corporate reputations. But, when push comes to shove, which is the primary objective? To better understand this question the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association conducted a survey among compliance professionals.
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Staffing and Budget Benchmarking Guidance Survey

SurveysIn 2015 the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)® conducted a comprehensive survey of compliance professionals in order to create a salary survey. The survey looked at salaries in relation to measures such as size of company (in revenues and employees) as well as compliance budget and ownership structure.
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Compliance and Ethics Hot Topics for 2016

SurveysHealth Care Compliance Association asked compliance professionals the following question: “What are the hot topics in compliance you will be focusing on in 2016?”   In this survey report you’ll find the top five hot topics identified by respondents as a whole, as well as by employer types.
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