August 23, 2021

Integrity Resource Center Reaches Milestone

Peanut butter and jelly. Mac and cheese. Bacon and eggs. Some things just go together. In the world of sports officiating, it might seem obvious the […]
February 8, 2021

A Confidential Hotline Would be a Good Start for Addressing Various Problems Confronting MLB Teams

According to Trent Rosecrans, president of the Baseball Writers Association of America, “MLB has promised to consider instituting a third-party confidential hotline so that violations can […]
November 11, 2020

Public Charities Need to Address Compliance Risks

Greg McRay, the founder and CEO of Foundation Group – an organization with the stated mission of helping nonprofits thrive – writes that, “One of the […]
October 5, 2020

Compliance Officer Jobs on the Horizon in Horse Racing

While compliance officers have been focusing on compliance with NCAA rules and regulations within the athletic departments of major colleges and universities for decades, only recently […]
August 31, 2020

Foundation Runs Afoul of Regulators

More than a year ago, federal investigators alleged that California-based Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF), a public charity, used payments from wealthy donors to hide immense sums […]
August 17, 2020

Tips for a More Effective Compliance Hotline Program

To have an effective compliance program, you must have an effective Hotline program. The operative word is “effective.” Many organizations have hotlines, but the supporting program reports are […]
July 29, 2020

USOPC Announces Hiring of a New Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and New Audit Standards for its National Governing Bodies

Following years of scandals within several United States Olympic Committee National Governing Bodies (NGBs), the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has hired its first Chief […]
July 1, 2020

NBA’s Restart Requires Health and Safety “Compliance Program in a Bubble”

The NBA, in announcing its restart plan for the 2019-20 season, did not specifically refer to it as a compliance program, notwithstanding it has  many of […]
June 8, 2020

Safety First for Officials as Sports Reopen

While sports officials have not been formally designated “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic, they certainly remain essential to all sports organizations now in the process […]
May 6, 2020

Compliance Challenges for Sports in the Coronavirus Era

No country in the world has the array of sports available to the public as does the United States. Whether one is an actual participant or […]
April 22, 2020

The FIFA Bribery Scandal Results in Numerous Criminal Charges and at Least One Significant Question

According to a recent report in the New York Times (the “Times”), after years of investigations and indictments, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) handed […]
March 19, 2020

A Horse Racing Scandal: Lessons Learned

Washington Post writer Matt Bonesteel reports that, according to charging documents, more than two dozen horse racing industry employees have been charged with participating in a […]