The Right Thing 

A newsletter from FIT's Office of Policy and Compliance 

February 2021 

Help Us Help You

What Is the Office of Policy and Compliance and What Do We Do?

You may recognize the Office of Policy and Compliance from training emails, but we’re more than that. We’re here to help the entire college community work together to comply with important federal, state, and city laws and to protect FIT through improved governance and risk management. Compliance is all about doing the right thing to make FIT better for everyone; it means we stick to the rules. It promotes integrity, creates transparency and trust for FIT and our partners, helps us become better at what we do, and protects the college from potential risks that could threaten funding and weaken its stellar reputation. Read more

diagram with text bubbles explaining the many ways OPC helps FIT

What Would You Do?

Exploring the Employee Code of Ethical Conduct

While ethics can affect us in very big ways, here are some everyday situations that could make us think about how we approach workplace ethics. Discuss them within your areas and see how you’d react!

  • You take office supplies home to use to make party invitations. You often do FIT work at home, so you decide it’s an even swap. Is this unethical?

  • You notice the restroom toilet is leaking. What do you do next?

  • You witness a colleague bullying another staff member. You know their actions are wrong but are afraid to ruin the friendship you’ve developed if you report them. What should you do?

For more examples and an article on the subject, see Did You Bring Your Ethics to Work Today?

At Your Fingertips

Links to Helpful Information

Inspiration Station

Compliance Wit and Wisdom

“Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.” —Pearl S. Buck

“Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.” —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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