The University System of Georgia (USG) is a proud participant of International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 12-18, 2017. In support of this effort, East Georgia State College will be hosting activities to remind employees of our commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in pursuit of our mission to create a more educated Georgia.
Activities during this week will bring awareness to fraud prevention, reinforce the USG’s principles of recognizing the hard work of all employees, and promoting our shared values of integrity, excellence, accountability and respect.
The theme for this week is “The SPIRT of USG.” The activities planned will emphasize: Stewardship, Prevention, Integrity, Responsibility, Inspiration, and Trust.
This awareness program is part of a comprehensive Ethics and Compliance Program which includes a system-level ethics policy and code of conduct, on-board ethics training, periodic ethics refresher training, assurance audits, consulting engagements, and an ethics and compliance reporting hotline.
The activities planned for this week are as follows:
Monday, November 13: Banners will be available at EGSC’s three campuses for students, faculty and staff to sign as they pledge to uphold and model ethical behavior. On the Swainsboro campus, the banner will be at the Help Desk in the Jean A. Morgan Student Activities Center. In Statesboro, the banner will be in the front lobby, and in Augusta, the banner will be at the ACE in Galloway Hall.
Tuesday, November 14: At 11 a.m., Clay Sprouse, CIA, CISA, CPA, Chief Audit Officer for EGSC and Augusta University, will speak at the Gambrell Center Auditorium on the Swainsboro campus. His presentation will discuss financial fraud and provide insights into the movie Catch Me If You Can. This event will be live-streamed to the JSAC Coffee House on the Augusta Campus and will be available in Room H105 on the Statesboro campus.
At 7 p.m., the movie Catch Me If You Can will be shown in the Swainsboro campus’s Tiered Classroom (Room C101). Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, this movie is based on the true life story of financial con artist Frank Abagnale. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided.
Throughout the week, EGSC students, faculty and staff will receive Fraud and Ethics Facts, which will also be posted on EGSC’s social media. Resource materials will be available on tables in the common areas of all three campuses, and select compliance training modules will be open for faculty and staff as well.
For more information regarding the SPIRIT of USG activities, check out the event pages on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EastGeorgiaStateCollege/events.