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Contract Management – 3 Ways to Regain Control of Your Contract Management System Today

Contract Management – Have you lost control of your Contract Management system? If the prospect of another large and complicated deal landing in your inbox fills you with dread, your Contract Management System may be out of control. The rest of

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Conflict Of Interest Disclosure – 5 Signs You Are Ready for COI Risk Assessment

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Are you ready for COI Risk Assessment? The importance of the issue and the inherent risks to compliance and to the company’s reputation can be reinforced in regular communication, but if employees aren’t engaged, it is

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Contract Management – The Devil’s in the Details

Contract Management – Are You Missing Critical Contract Elements? Nothing happens in business until somebody buys something. The old adage is as true today as it has ever been. Increasing global competition presents your prospects with a dazzling array of options,

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Conflict Of Interest Disclosure – 5 Signs You Have an Effective Policy for COI

When employees are asked to disclose conflicts of interest (COI’s) in orientation or refresher training, or receive regular email requests from HR or Compliance, the ease with which such inquiries are dismissed can be quite alarming. Conflict Of Interest Disclosure

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Are You Done Creating That Policy? Don’t Break Out The Champagne Just Yet!

Creating a new policy or procedure can be a resource-intensive and time-consuming process. Depending on the complexity of the issue being mapped, the work can require the input of multiple personnel and several rounds of review and revision before a final version

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Conflict Of Interest Disclosure – 3 Steps Beyond Disclosure

From a compliance and risk management perspective, conflicts of interest (COI) disclosure require both prompt and clear disclosure, along with documented evidence of appropriate action taken by HR/Compliance once the disclosure has been made. Failure to do so can create

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Your Policy and Procedures Audit Does Not Need To Painful

If you were to look up the term ‘necessary evil’ in a dictionary, there should probably be a picture of an auditor included somewhere in the definition. Everyone can appreciate the valuable work that auditors do in keeping organizations in

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Policy Management – DCSCA – Drug Supply Chain Integrity

DSCSA: Are you ready for Drug Supply Chain Integrity? When the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) was signed by President Obama on November 27, 2013, advocates hoped that the confusing patchwork of State laws governing drug pedigree and tracing

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Contract Management – Proactive Renewal Management

Contract Management – The Downside of Auto-Renewals If your contracts department suffers from a checkered past and an under-resourced or disorganized present, the prospect of automatically renewed contracts can seem like an answer to your prayers. If each contract renewal represents

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Policy Management – Who is writing your policies?

Policy Management – Do Your Policies Magically Write Themselves? A new policy usually represents a step forward for an organization. Whether you’re changing internal processes as a result of new equipment or technology, or responding to changes in local, state

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