A Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) is a corporate official in charge of overseeing and managing compliance issues within an organization, ensuring, for example, that a company is complying with regulatory requirements and that the company and its employees are complying with internal policies and procedures.
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The job of the Chief Compliance Officer includes:
- Policy and Procedure Management -- defining, communicating, training and attesting to corporate policies and procedures.
- Compliance Monitoring -- evaluating and measuring the state of compliance across the organization.
- Investigations -- managing investigations into wrong doing and anything that violates regulatory/legal requirements.
Corporations have become concerned about compliance because of increasingly stringent and complex legal requirements. According to the technology research firm Gartner, 41% of corporations in the United States had a designated Chief Compliance Officer in 2010.
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- The American College of Healthcare Executives' Career Resource Center provides a description of the Chief Compliance Officer position.
- The United States Sentencing Commission provides guidelines for the Chief Compliance Officer's responsibilities.