Tyler Junior College

Organizational and Professional Development

Compliance

What is Compliance?

Compliance at the individual employee level is knowing and doing what is right in conducting Tyler Junior College business. At the institutional level, it is applying sound management practices in conducting College business to achieve our organizational goals and objectives, while maintaining the highest standards of ethics and compliance. Compliance involves accurately identifying what TJC campus risks exist and ensuring that campus resources are allocated in such a manner that provides reasonable assurance to executive management that the College’s most damaging risks are adequately controlled.

Compliance Objectives

  • Promoting compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring the program includes effective monitoring; detecting noncompliance; when it occurs, ensuring that the non-compliant behavior is appropriately addressed; and, preventing future noncompliance.
  • Providing leadership which results in appropriately addressing any campus-wide compliance concerns, issues, and challenges.
  • Facilitating ethical conduct.
  • Educating as necessary and providing guidance to faculty and staff.
  • Establishing when absent and/or revising inadequate pre-existing internal controls.
  • Reporting instances of non-compliance.
  • Investigating in a timely manner all reported complaints or concerns, and as needed, taking appropriate corrective action in instances of non-compliance.

Required Compliance Modules

Initial compliance training and refresher programs primarily offered online and self-paced and designed to maintain the College's strong reputation for and deep commitment to doing things right. Adherence to compliance-related policies assures a productive workplace and learning environment. Each employee is required to complete compliance training at least once every two years.

Current compliance requirements include the following:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the world's first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. Tyler Junior College (TJC) gives equal consideration to all applications for admission, employment, and participation in its programs and activities without regard to disability. TJC respects the legal rights of each person to work and learn in an environment that is free from unlawful harassment based on disability. In addition to these considerations, every effort is made to provide accessibility - whether physical or academic - to students and employees with documented disabilities.

Campus Safety: Active Shooter Training

“While the odds of being injured or killed in an active shooter incident on campus are similar to the odds of being struck by lightning, the consequences can be catastrophic.  And because these incidents are usually over in a matter of minutes, every second counts. Violence prevention programs, threat management teams, and employee preparedness training are the norm these days and learning how best to respond in an active shooter situation may save your life. Learn how best to respond when you hear ‘shots fired on campus.’”         

~Center for Personal Protection & Safety (2013)

Cyber-Security: Data Breeches & Identity Theft

In compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act this training is designed to minimize risks, guard personal information of both students and employees, and protect sensitive data in the workplace. Special emphasis is given to social media and identity theft.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1976, Tyler Junior College protects the personally identifiable information of students. This program is designed to provide participants an understanding of the limitations and allowances under FERPA, including but not limited to directory information, written proof of dependency, dual credit students and annual notice requirements.

Title VII & Title IX Awareness:  Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

This training provides a fundamental understanding of discrimination as it applies to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Participants will learn how to recognize the most common forms of bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination, what to do if they are the target, and what steps to take in reporting.

Ongoing training is required with regard to keeping our students safe and focuses on new regulations related to sexual assault prevention as required by the Campus SAVe and VAWA Acts. Attention is given to preventing, recognizing, and reporting violations.

    *Compliance requirements are modified regularly in order to meet local, state, and federal policies and regulations.

Professional Development

Connie Russell
Professional Development Specialist
Vaughn Library, 2nd floor

Email: profdev@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2203