Compliance Month focuses on speaking up

Stack of yellow and white books with Compliance written on the top cover

Speak Up! is the theme for this year’s Compliance Month celebration, Oct. 31-Dec. 2. The month shines a spotlight on the importance of compliance and ethics, and focuses on core values of awareness, recognition, and reinforcement.

“Compliance Month helps emphasize the need for a strong compliance culture throughout our institution and reminds everyone how important it is to uphold high ethical standards,” said Natalie Ramello, Vice President for Institutional Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer.

This year Compliance Month activities include two speaker events, a survey, and a game.

  • Oct. 31 – Fireside Chat with the Chief Compliance Officer
    Ms. Ramello will host an event from noon to 1 p.m. at the UH Pavilion 1.701 and online detailing the importance of a strong compliance culture and how you can use your voice to speak up to make UTSW the most compliant place to work and learn. Register to attend in person or online. Submit questions to A reception precedes the event at 11:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 2 – The Power of Speaking Up
    Join us for the Power of Speaking Up panel discussion, from noon to 1 p.m. in the UH Lecture Hall 2.138 and online. Panelists include Travis Gill, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity and Access; Jessica Spaniol, Director and Managing Attorney, General Legal Services, Anthony Williams, Assistant Director Privacy; and Melissa Burdine, Manager of Employee Relations and Policy Administration. This discussion will highlight the investigation process, address fears of retaliation, and the importance of speaking up. Register to attend in person or online. A reception precedes the event at 11:30 a.m.

Compliance Clue

Play a game of Compliance Clue with your team from Nov. 7-18. Follow the clues to solve compliance questions. Register on the Compliance Month website.

Annual Compliance Survey

The month wraps up with the annual Compliance Survey Nov. 21-Dec. 2. Take the first step to speak up by completing the FY 2023 Compliance Program Survey as it helps identify areas for improvement so that the Office of Institutional Compliance can continue to strengthen the institution’s compliance program. The first 150 participants will receive a special swag item from the Office of Institutional Compliance.