October 13, 2017

College Basketball Scandal Could Have Far-Reaching Implications

By now readers of this blog may have had their fill of stories of sports scandals, even though the latest one in college basketball is particularly […]
April 25, 2017

Steps to a Compliance Program for Sports Organizations

In one of the recent developments in the sex-abuse scandal involving USA Gymnastics, two star gymnasts testified in March before the Senate Judiciary Committee and outlined […]
April 25, 2017

The Writing on the Wall

On the heels of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D – California) introducing a bill in the US Senate to require amateur athletic organizations to promptly report sexual […]
February 24, 2017

A Wake-Up Call for US Olympic Governing Bodies

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, announced on a recent CBS “60 Minutes” segment that she is crafting a bill that would establish clear protocol and require amateur […]
February 21, 2017

National Sports Association Boosts Compliance Resources

Responding to widespread concerns about ethical breaches in sports. the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) has established an Integrity and Compliance Resource Center.  NASO is […]
February 7, 2017

Cardinals Pay the Price for Non-Compliance

Earlier last year the Compliance and Ethics Blog posted a piece I’d written entitled, “Yet Another Scandal in Sports.” This piece reported on Chris Correa, a […]
January 24, 2017

Towards an Integrity & Compliance Program for Sports Organizations

Allegations of sexual abuse by young gymnasts in the USA and soccer players in the UK may well prove to be the turning point that push […]
January 11, 2017

Global Alliance Seeks to Promote Integrity in Sports

Sports leaders who’ve convinced themselves their particular sport or sports organization is too distinctive to entertain working with others to develop a common code of conduct, […]
January 11, 2017

Hotline – Best Practices

Over twenty years ago, former inspector general of Health and Human Services Richard Kusserow and his daughter Carrie Kusserow were operating the third largest hotline service […]
December 2, 2016

A Way Forward for USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics, which has been criticized for not promptly reporting suspected sexual abuse, has appointed Deborah J. Daniels, a former federal prosecutor and currently managing partner […]
October 21, 2016

Integrity Programs: What Are We Waiting For?

It’s time. Officials organizations have been bumping along all these years, doing things the same old way, using patchwork solutions (or not reacting at all) when […]
October 21, 2016

A Question of Integrity

By Jeffery Stern Some pretty important and notable people have weighed in on the importance of integrity. Author C.S. Lewis noted, “Integrity is doing the right […]