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The Athletic Department Compliance Director has an interesting approach to her job..

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Heard her give a speech the other week... She mentioned the "training table" issue of walk ons getting free food a year or so ago and seemed to think that CU deserved the pretty harsh punishment we got... I didn't have a chance to get into it with her about what she thought about the relatively light sentences Bama etc got for worse transgressions....

    Anyways, that strange attitude (to me anyways) was born out when I heard her approach: Basically, she has purposely built an antagonistic relationship between the AD and the compliance department. The leader of the compliance department specifically tells her department that their job is NOT to help the AD be compliant, but instead to protect the University from the AD. This involves actively looking for ways to expose the AD, and then exposing them.

    She called it a "checks and balances" approach... I don't know if I agree with it. Does it need to be so antagonistic? Is this how other AD compliance departments are run/
     
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    Re: The Athletic Department Compliance Director has an interesting approach to her jo

    So why is she still employed? Wouldn't it be more helpful to be proactive and help the AD maintain compliance rather than sit around and wait for them to stub their toe and stab them in the back? Yeah, I'd want that gal in my organization...not.

    Seriously, a house divided and all that...
     
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    Re: The Athletic Department Compliance Director has an interesting approach to her jo

    Another of a death by a thousands cuts from the ashes of "The Scandal" :cry:
     
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    That is ****ed up! She should be a resource to help the AD ensure the University does not walk into shady territory. What a miserable way to think and partner across university departments
     
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    Re: The Athletic Department Compliance Director has an interesting approach to her jo

    Sounds like an inspector general or internal affairs kind of gig. Not fun. But I can also see how it keeps the AD on its toes.

    The Miami Herald used to have a reporter that did nothing but investigate "allegations" in athletics at The University of Miami. The person was intentionally not a sports reporter.
     
  6. Darth Snow

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    your post was my initial reaction... now I want more info. How do other schools do it?
     
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    Re: The Athletic Department Compliance Director has an interesting approach to her jo

    Her position was mandated as part of the fallout from the scandals, correct?

    I would hope that she still has to answer to the Chancellor and that he can still make sure everyone is working as a team. I hope she doesn't report to the regents directly or the NCAA as that would breed alot of antogonism.
     
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    I'm not sure but the Alabama Compliance Director also holds the title "The Fixer"....
     
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    This could all be fixed with one simple organizational change. Have her report to Big Alfred....
     
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    Re: The Athletic Department Compliance Director has an interesting approach to her jo

    The compliance department has to be independent from the AD, but it doesn't have to be adversarial. One of it's most important functions is to educate AD employees about NCAA regulations and to answer their questions. That **** is not simple or common sense by any stretch of the imagination.

    If there's a violation, the compliance department must, however, act in a way that appears adversarial and not in the AD's best interests--like report to the NCAA. Any whiff of a cover up and the AD is screwed 8 times worse.

    Believe me, in the financial world, I've seen compliance officers and their employers sitting in criminal defendants' chairs because the compliance officer was insufficiently independent.
     
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    We have a system similar to this in the banking industry. Our credit department often works at cross purposes with the rest of the bank. They make it hard to get loans approved, and when a loan is approved, it takes a major effort.
     
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    Re: The Athletic Department Compliance Director has an interesting approach to her jo

    Sounds like internal audit. I hate those ****ers.
     
  13. HornBuff

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    I'm guessing she's a major Obama supporter. That's how they like it,
    big government bureaucracy style.
     
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    Re: The Athletic Department Compliance Director has an interesting approach to her jo

    I wasn't there and obviously didn't hear the compliance director speak, but saying that she purposely creates an antagonistic relationship is wrong. However...

    As a CPA and compliance person myself (let's just say I'm Sackman's nemesis), I do understand the need to seperate the cops from the robbers. Early in my career, I made the mistake of getting too close to some of the folks I was regulating, and it was a mistake. You have to build a wall to be effective. That doesn't mean antagonistic, but you can't be buddies or you get walked over. I hope this was the point that she was trying to convey. This is a non-issue imo.

    By the way, loan officers are the devil incarnate. :smile2:
     
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    where my thinking went. However.... my fandom wants them to just help, not report :smile2:
     
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    No doubt.

    Vigilance, must have vigilance. What if some walk-on actually ate some free food and wasn’t properly penalized, reported, documented and duly noted?
     
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    I hear ya, Horn. The punishment levied against CU was harsh imo too, not to mention the mysterious late filing for the same violations on the Buckeyes. Nevertheless, serious crap starts somewhere and the next thing you know the professors are giving players test with challenging questions like, "How many halves are there in a basketball game?".
     

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