- April 18, 2013
Arlington, VA – It is with great pleasure that the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) welcomes a new member to its board of directors; Andrew (Andy) Hinton, Vice President, Ethics and Compliance at Google Inc. Andy brings a new industry and a global perspectives to the board.
“The ERC is delighted to have Andy Hinton joining our board.” said ERC President, Patricia J. Harned. “His knowledge and extensive background abating corporate ethics and compliance risk will help further our mission and enrich our organization.”
- March 27, 2013Kathleen Edmond of Best Buy Receives ERC’s Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics
Arlington, VA - The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) has announced that Kathleen Edmond, Chief Ethics Officer for Best Buy, is the recipient of the 2012 Carol R. Marshall Award. The ERC presented Ms. Edmond with the award on Thursday, March 14th during an event at Union Restaurant & Rooftop in Minneapolis, MN.
- February 25, 2013
A Virginia cop was fired after reporting officers who made threats against Obama. With 22% of whistleblowers suffering retaliation, do we do enough to protect them?
Watch Huff Post Live's Abby Huntsman as she discusses whistleblower and retaliation with Pat and other panel members.
- February 14, 2013
Arlington, VA - The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) hosted a policy summit in Washington, DC on Tuesday for leading ethics experts and enforcement officials to discuss the positive impact of strong compliance standards in enhancing corporate ethical conduct. The summit, entitled Improving Corporate Conduct Through Pro-Compliance Enforcement Practices was held at the 20 F Street NW Conference Center with the purpose of initiating a dialogue between congressional offices, federal agency enforcement officials, debarment officials, members of the US Sentencing Commission, bu
ERC in the News
- December 5, 2012Huffington Post
Just before Thanksgiving, news broke that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received 3,001 tips to its new Whistleblower Office during fiscal 2012 (starting in October 2011). This undoubtably begs the question: How can we put that number into context?
- November 21, 2012Investorsd.com
When people call out wrongdoing at their company, they help keep the firm on the up and up. But they often do so at their own peril.
A survey from the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research firm Ethics Resource Center shows that retaliation against corporate whistle-blowers jumped in the past two years. Of those who reported wrongdoing, 22% said they suffered retribution. That's up from 15% since 2010. "That's significant and worrisome," said ERC President Patricia Harned
- October 17, 2012CFO.comRetaliation against workplace whistleblowers is climbing, yet companies are still falling short in their responsiveness to employees and their transparency in reporting retaliations and misconduct, according to recent surveys.
- September 14, 2012Cleveland.com
Glenn Demott says he wouldn't hesitate to blow the whistle again on corporate wrongdoing, even though he paid a high price the first time he did.
The largest health care fraud settlement and largest criminal fine ever levied in the United States came about because the Columbus-area man and five others blew the whistle on off-label marketing of drugs at Pfizer Inc.
- September 11, 2012AOL Jobs
The news has been filled lately with stories about whistleblowers getting staggeringly big pay outs for exposing wrong-doing at their workplaces. On Tuesday, Associated Press reported that former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld got what may be the largest award ever -- $104 million from the Internal Revenue Service for his tips on a massive tax fraud conspiracy at UBS.
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