Good Governance in Government

Launch of Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics

“SEC Porn Probe” 
“Sex, Drugs and Bribes Rock Interior Dept”
“FAA and Southwest Accused of Falsifying Safety Reports” 
 
What do these “ripped from the headlines” stories have in common? Each of these real cases in the public sector were detected through after-the-fact inspector general oversight. But these also arose from cultural deficiencies and employee misconduct that might have benefitted from the establishment of a proactive Federal Sentencing Guidelines-style compliance and ethics program. Over the last 20+ years, the private sector has been incentivized to adopt internal self-governance measures to prevent and detect misconduct, with an enormous inventory of best practices and lessons learned. The Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics has been newly established to support the application of these Federal Sentencing Guidelines “good governance” principles to the public sector, to augment existing inspector general and other oversight infrastructure. 
 

Learning Objectives:
Join us on May 12th to gain a better understanding of how compliance programs are just not the province of the private sector and that the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for organizations and the private sector experience can provide an additional tool toward providing an effective and efficient government and an organizational culture that encourages ethical behavior through organizational leadership. 

 
You will also gain a better understanding of why leaders in compliance and ethics see the need for extending these sound management principles to government organizations, and how this can be accomplished with existing resources and without further legislation. The Center's work will be supported by scholarship, research, and dialogue with government leaders. 
 
Who should attend:
Government Elected Officials, Government Executives, Government Compliance and Ethics Officials, Government Attorneys, and Inspector Generals
 
DATE: May 12, 2011
TIME: 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT)
COST: FREE
REGISTRATION: CLOSED
 
Presenters:
 
Emil Moschella
Retired Chief of the Legal Advice and Training Section of the FBI
Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics
 
moschella.jpgWith over 28 years of FBI experience as an agent-attorney, Mr. Moschella retired in 1996 from the Senior Executive Service position of Chief of the Legal Advice and Training Section of the FBI. Between 1997 and 2003 he was the Director of Corporate Compliance for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. He recently completed assisting the FBI in the implementation of its corporate styled compliance program – a first in the federal government. He is a graduate of Fordham College and Brooklyn Law School and a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has published several articles on compliance issues including “Federal Agency Compliance: Applying Corporate Lessons in Government Setting” in the June 2008 edition of the Compliance and Ethics Magazine and “The Wisdom of Corporate Compliance, Even in Government” as Compliance Week Guest Columnist on December 1, 2009. He helped to establish the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics and is a member of its Advisory Board. 
 
 
 
Paula Desio  
Former Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission 
Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics
 
Paula J. Desio is a frequent speaker and author on matters relating to business and organizational ethics. Currently, Ms. Desio is serving as a Department of Defense monitor with oversight responsibilities for the self-governance, ethics awareness, and compliance training efforts of a government contractor with multiple international locations.
She served as Deputy General Counsel to the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington D.C. from 1997 to 2007, where she focused on sentencing policies relating to corporate and economic crime. With lead staff responsibility for the policy analysis leading to the 2004 amendments to the organizational sentencing guidelines for compliance and business ethics programs, Ms. Desio conducted the Commission’s multi-year outreach efforts to the business community, industry representatives, and scholars, and served as the liaison to the Commission’s Advisory Group of experts during this process. From 2007 to 2009 Ms. Desio held the Chair for Ethics Policy at the Ethics Resource Center, a Washington-DC based non-profit organization, where she authored numerous policy papers, provided comment to federal agencies on proposed ethics rules and practices, and conducted training of executives in both the public and private sectors on ethics awareness, culture building, and legal compliance issues.