A core component of our office is to partner with units across the University with compliance responsibilities. With so many different functions, it can be hard to know who to contact when you have a question or concern. We created the below matrix to list key compliance units and briefly describe what they do and how they can help you. You can sort this matrix by compliance area or responsible office. If you still aren’t sure who to turn to, you may always reach out to us at 860-486-2530.
The Key Compliance Contacts matrix is periodically updated. To ensure you have the most recent copy, visit this page. Where possible, numbers for both Storrs (486...) and Farmington (679...) are listed.
|Key Compliance Contacts|
|Compliance Area||Description||Responsible Unit||Phone (860)|
|Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs||The Office of Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs is the first point of contact for any regulatory inquiry or visit whether expected or unannounced. This office is responsible for educating and monitoring new and revised regulations, codes and standards set forward by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission (TJC), the Department of Public Health (DPH), and other regulatory agencies. It provides guidance and support in preparing for accreditation, certification and other surveys. Additionally, it assists in the development of corrective actions when issues are identified, and collaborates with quality and patient safety.||Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs, Office email@example.com|
|ADA/Section 504||As part of the University's commitment to providing equal access and full participation for individuals with disabilities, the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) monitors the University’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. These statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in any service, program or activity. OIE provides training and guidance on federal disability laws and University Policies related to accessibility. The Associate Vice President of OIE serves as UConn's ADA Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator.||Institutional Equity, Office of||486-2943
|Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity||The Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and Search Compliance Unit of the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) provides search committee education and training. OIE can answer your questions throughout the search process to support compliance with AA/EEO regulations and best practices.||Institutional Equity, Office of||486-2944
|Animal Use in Teaching and Research||The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) can provide guidance related to the University's program for the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching. Animal welfare or non-compliance concerns may be reported to IACUC, the Attending Veterinarian or Research Compliance Services (RCS).||Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (Research Compliance Services)||486-2459
|Athletics||Athletics Compliance can provide guidance regarding permissible and prohibited conduct of student-athletes, coaches and administrators, in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations.||Athletics Compliance||486-2208||OAC@uconn.edu|
|Clery||While several compliance areas are responsible for various Clery requirements, the Division of Public Safety reports on crime, maintains necessary policies, protocols and reports and offers resources for the University Community.||Public Safetyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contract Compliance at UConn (Storrs & Regionals)||Contracting and Compliance can guide end user departments throughout the contracting process to help ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and make sure vendors deliver on agreed upon contracts and services.||Contracting and Complianceemail@example.com|
|Contract Compliance at UConn Health||The Contracts Department supports UConn Health’s mission by utilizing their contracting expertise to efficiently manage contract creation and execution while minimizing risk, facilitating positive internal and external contracting relationships, and ensuring contract compliance with federal and state laws and regulations as well as UConn Health policies and procedures.||Procurement Operations and Contractsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Conflicts of Interest in Research (Financial)||A Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) in Research exists when the University, through its designated official(s), reasonably determines an Investigator's Significant Financial Interest (SFI) is related to a research project and could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct or reporting of the research. Investigators are required to disclose all SFIs (including those of a spouse or dependent child) that meet thresholds as defined by policy. Research Compliance Services can help guide you through applicable policies and procedures.||Research Compliance Services||Contact via email@example.com
|Discrimination/ Discriminatory Harassment/ Sexual Harassment||The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is responsible for objectively investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment based on protected classification to determine if employee conduct violates the University's non-discrimination policies. Where investigations reveal the presence of discriminatory or harassing behavior, OIE is responsible for making recommendations that are designed to mitigate the effects of discriminatory conduct. OIE also assists with developing and implementing the University’s non-discrimination and affirmative action policies, procedures, and programs and offers information, consultation, and training to the University community on these areas of focus.||Institutional Equity, Office of||Storrs/Regionals
486-9436 UConn Health
|Drug Free Schools- Students||Wellness and Prevention Services can answer questions regarding drug and alcohol abuse prevention policies, programs and resources for University Students and can provide guidance on Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act requirements.||Wellness and Prevention Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Drug Free Schools- Employees||The Office of Faculty and Staff Labor Relations (LR) can answer questions regarding drug and alcohol abuse prevention policies, programs and resources for University Employees and can provide guidance on Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act requirements.||Faculty and Staff Labor Relations, Office email@example.com|
|Environmental Health and Safety at UConn (Storrs & Regionals)||The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) supports and promotes a culture of safety, environmental protection, and compliance at the University by providing leadership in the identification and management of safety, health, and environmental risks. EHS administers comprehensive programs and services that ensure the welfare of our faculty, staff, students, visitors, and the environment. EHS provides training and other resources for the University’s regulated community in the areas of biological, chemical, occupational, and radiation health and safety and environmental compliance.||Environmental Health and Safety, Department firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Environmental Health and Safety at UConn Health||Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at UConn Health is dedicated to the health, safety and welfare of our research, medical, dental and support communities in the fields of environmental safety, biological safety, chemical safety and radiation safety.||Environmental Health and Safety, Division email@example.com|
|Ethics||The Ethics Liaison can answer questions and concerns regarding the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials, addressing topics such as gifts, outside employment, financial benefits/gains, contracts with the state and appearance fees.||Compliance, Office of Universityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Export Control||Research Compliance Services can answer questions on regulations that govern how certain information, technologies, and commodities can be transmitted overseas or to a foreign national on U.S. soil.||Research Compliance Servicesemail@example.com|
|Healthcare Compliance and Privacy||The Office of Healthcare Compliance & Privacy, based at UConn Health, focuses on the implementation of a Healthcare Compliance and Privacy Program directly relevant to operations and patient care in clinical environments and related business functions. Within the Office, the Compliance team serves as a resource for all members of the UConn Health community in providing education and guidance on healthcare compliance matters and responding to reports of alleged non-compliance with related laws, federal healthcare program requirements, and institutional policies.
The Privacy team serves as a resource to workforce members and patients alike, responding to privacy-related questions and concerns, providing education and guidance on HIPAA and other federal and state privacy laws, and investigating suspected privacy incidents.
Together, the Office monitors healthcare-related government enforcement and auditing trends, implements internal proactive monitoring and auditing activities, tracks metrics for ongoing adherence to requirements, and leverages data to evolve UConn Health’s Healthcare Compliance and Privacy Program in targeted areas.
|Healthcare Compliance and Privacy, Office firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Human Subjects Research||The Institutional Official overseeing the Human Research Protection Program can provide guidance related to the ethical principles and regulatory requirements for the protection of the safety, rights, and welfare of human research participants.||Institutional Review Board (Research Compliance Services)||486-8802
|Information/Data Security||The Information Security Office of the Storrs and Regional Campuses and Information Security Office of UConn Health can assist with data loss prevention, the improved security of system and network services, and proactive risk management and crisis and security incident management. If you suspect any security vulnerabilities or potential system compromises, immediately contact one of these offices.||Information Security Office (Storrs-based)
Information Security (UConn Health)
|Intellectual property and commercialization||Research Technology Commercialization and Industry Relations can answer questions regarding Uconn inventions, startup companies, licensing technology and other business related research collaborations.||Research Technology Commercialization and Industry Relationsemail@example.com|
|Minor Protection (Youth in Sponsored Programs/Events)||University's Minor Protection Program provides guidance and resources related to reporting child abuse and neglect as well as standards for University youth activities.||Human Resources, Department firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Privacy at UConn (Storrs & Regionals)||The Privacy Officer can answer questions and concerns related to access rights and protection of sensitive or confidential personal information of members of our University Community such as students, employees, patients, and research subjects.||Compliance, Office of Universityemail@example.com|
|Records Management at UConn (Storrs & Regionals)||The University's Records Management Liaison Officer (RMLO) can provide guidance related to State and University records policies and procedures and answer record retention and scanning questions.||Archives and Special Collections (Records Management Liaison Officer)||486-4507||Betsy.Pittman@uconn.edu|
|Records Management at UConn Health||Records Storage and Informational Services acts as a focal point for information regarding records storage and retention information at UConn Health.||Office of Logistics Management||679-1960||For non-patient related records:
firstname.lastname@example.orgFor patient-related records:
|Tax Compliance||The Tax & Compliance Office seeks to inform, educate and develop understanding of tax issues on a campus-wide basis. This office can answer general questions and concerns about tax laws and offers workshops and orientations.||Tax & Compliance Office||486-4653||TaxCompliance@uconn.edu|
|Title IX (prohibits discrimination based on the sex (gender) of employees and students)||The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) oversees the coordination of University prevention and response efforts related to sex/gender-based discrimination. OIE provides information, support and resources for anyone impacted by sexual harassment and/or sexual violence (including sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking).||Institutional Equity, Office of||486-2943