As part of their week-long observance of International Fraud Awareness Week, November 15-21, East Georgia State College will host a special presentation by Wesley Horne, Director of Ethics and Compliance for the University System of Georgia, and Patrick Jenkins, USG Director of Information Technology Audit. The presentation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Gambrell Building Auditorium. It will be streamed live to the Statesboro and Augusta EGSC campuses as well, available for viewing in the Statesboro Atrium and in EGSC-Augusta’s University Hall Room 248.
Horne and Jenkins will speak on Ethics: The Part We Each Play. Topics will include information on identity theft, information technology fraud awareness, and will discuss chip readers, card readers and access code theft, open access wifi and academic honesty.
In addition to the Tuesday event, EGSC will also send out International Fraud Awareness Week information and tips throughout the week via email and the EGSC texting system.
No organization or institution is exempt from the potential for fraud and the resulting risk to institutional reputation and its employees. Activities during this week will help bring awareness to fraud prevention and will reinforce the USG’s culture of recognizing the hard work of all employees, and promoting shared values of integrity, excellence, accountability and responsibility.
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 ethics training, mandatory compliance training, assurance audits, consulting engagements and an ethics and compliance reporting hotline.