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Welcome to the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics

Founded in July 2010, the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics (RCGCE) seeks to advance the application of effective ethics and compliance program principles as an element of public governance at the federal, state, and local levels in the United States and worldwide through a variety of activities including research, education, networking, and thought leadership.

In 1788, James Madison noted in his Federalist Paper No. 51:  “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.  In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

Madison’s observation about the obligation of government to control itself, as well as the governed, is as true now as it was more than 220 years ago.  The RCGCE focuses on the obligation of the government to control itself, and seeks to promote a culture where workers and citizens alike understand what the rules are, seek to apply them in their daily lives, and see that the organization is complying with the highest standards.

The RCGCE is rooted in the establishment of the Jay A. Sigler Fund for Corporate Compliance, which was established in 2008 by attorney and Rutgers–Camden alumnus Joe Murphy to help business, governmental, and non-profit organizations better understand the complexities of compliance and ethics.  A global expert in the area of organizational compliance and ethics, Murphy named the fund for Sigler, a professor emeritus of public policy and administration at Rutgers–Camden.

Compliance Programs in Government: Affecting Ethical Culture
September 19, 2014
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Rutgers-Camden Center for Government Compliance and Ethics Welcomes Ethics Research Center’s Report Calling for Government Agency Compliance Programs
Sunday, May 13, 2012
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The Center's Presentation at the annual federal Office of Government Ethics annual conference September, 2011.


DOJ review: FBI's Integrity and Compliance Program

Republished from the "Compliance and Ethics Professional" March/April 2012 with permission of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.