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Fighting Fraud the 49er Way

   November 1, 2016

Are you aware there is fraud occurring all around you?  Discover the meaning of occupational fraud.  Learn how you can recognize fraud, prevent it and detect it, and how to report it so action can be taken. Register through Learning and Development with the Human Resources department here!

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Conducting a Controls Self Assessment - What Could Go Wrong, and How to Fix It

   October 25, 2016

Are you interested in being more organized and completing tasks more efficiently, but you’re not sure where to start? Do you wonder if you are really doing things the way you should be doing them? Have you been to the Internal Audit classes and thought that you might want to work on that control self-assessment, but just been a little overwhelmed when it came to completing it? This workshop...

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Case in Point: Lessons for the pro-active manager, from our friends at Auburn University

   October 3, 2016

It's hard to believe that we are about to enter the final quarter of 2016. October 1st will once again mark the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout October you will likely see multiple messages from technology and security professionals on ways you can protect yourself and the University in one of our biggest risk areas--IT security.

To get a...

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CAO Tom York retiring from UNC Charlotte

   September 1, 2016
After nearly 12 years at UNC Charlotte, Tom York, chief audit officer and director of the Internal Audit Department, is retiring from his second career. York arrived on campus after spending 27 years in the U.S. Army, where he achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. “My first assignment was as a member of the Army ROTC Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky,” said York. He would later serve as a...

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Case in Point: Lessons for the pro-active manager, from our friends at Auburn University

   August 1, 2016
In June we concluded our analysis of articles we linked in Case in Pointduring 2015. This month we turn our attention back to the topic of compliance. As we've previously stated, the compliance category has been our largest for the past few years, and it has also experienced dramatic growth in importance for higher education institutions. Higher education is perhaps among the most regulated...

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Software bug costs Citigroup $7m after legit transactions mistaken for test data for 15 years

   July 22, 2016
This article highlights the importance of change management and testing in IT.A programming blunder in its reporting software has led to Citigroup being fined $7m (£5m). According to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that error [PDF] resulted in the financial regulator being sent incomplete "blue sheet" information for a remarkable 15 years – from May 1999 to April 2014. The...

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Internal Audit Issues Workshop

   July 20, 2016

“We’re from Internal Audit and we’re here to help.” As part of the “new” internal audit culture, your Internal Audit Department wants to reduce the mystery behind Internal Audit activities and provide tips to help you do your job better. This informative session provides an overview of Internal Audit operations and lessons learned from recent audit projects that will greatly reduce your...

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Case in Point: Lessons for the pro-active manager, from our friends at Auburn University

   July 1, 2016

Last month we paused our review of 2015 to focus on the Title IX concerns at Baylor. We now return to our prior year review with our final category: Campus Life. Campus Life typically contains more general stories about risks we encounter on campus. The majority of stories in this category relate closely to students and campus environment/culture. This category can help us recognize trends and...

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Proper disposal of state property

   July 1, 2016

Summer coincides with the annual end-of-the-year purchasing spree by some campus departments and units, and it is a time for offices to purge, replace, repurpose or recycle equipment. While most items make their way into the trash or recycle bins, University employees should exercise caution, as certain items require special handling.

If an item is a University-classified fixed asset,...

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Make every month Internal Audit Awareness Month

   June 13, 2016

Each May, the Institute of Internal Auditors promotes Internal Audit Awareness Month to bring attention to the profession of internal auditing. During this year’s observance, the UNC Charlotte Internal Audit Department provided several articles about the profession for publication on Inside UNC Charlotte.

“We want you to get to know us and how we operate so when we come around, you...

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