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Forged in Responsibility

Pitt is committed to the advancement of learning and service to society, which is best accomplished in an atmosphere of mutual respect and civility, adherence to laws and regulations, concern for others, and academic integrity. Compliance with these standards is how Pitt fulfills this commitment to our campus communities.

The CIE Office supports compliance efforts across the University, with services ranging from advice and support to design and implementation of formal compliance programs. The CIE Office has direct oversight of the University's compliance with privacy regulations such as: FERPA, HIPAA, GDPR, The Red Flag Rule, GLBA, PIPL, and other emerging privacy regulations.

Seven Elements of the University's Compliance Program

The CIE Office is guided by seven elements, used to design and assess University compliance operations.

1. Policies, Procedures and Ethical Standards

The CIE Office works closely with the Office of Policy Management in tracking policy development and identifying areas for new or revised policies. 

2. Compliance Support

The CIE Office serves as a source of advice and support for University members to understand and meet regulatory compliance obligations. The CIE Office will work closely with University stakeholders to identify regulatory changes and new compliance obligations.

3. Communication and Education

The CIE Office identifies and oversees ongoing training activities. The CIE Office also works to improve community awareness of the University's ethical standards and reporting hotline.

4. Internal Monitoring and Auditing

The CIE Office works closely with Internal Audit to evaluate the University's effectiveness in meeting its compliance obligations and detecting areas of concern. 

5. Reporting and Investigation

The CIE Office oversees the Pitt Concern Connection and encourages University members to raise concerns. The CIE Office provides fair, balanced and complete investigations when necessary. 

6. Outcome Monitoring

The CIE Office tracks investigative outcomes and supports University members as they establish incentives for compliance and respond to investigative findings. 

7. Response and Prevention

The CIE Office works closely with the Office of Risk Management in their effort to identify, mitigate, and monitor risks.