The respected farmer offers feedback
to other farmers or his customers. The same
is true of the trusted investigator. It is a best
practice to offer feedback to both the reporter
and the subject of the investigation. This
doesn’t mean every detail of the investigation
is shared, but the reporter and subject
understand if the concern was substantiated
Finally, the farmer may present results to
his customers. Do they need more corn for
market? Was the wheat of high quality? So,
too, the investigator is often called upon to
present investigative findings to a discipline
committee or human resources professional so
that appropriate corrective action can be taken.
It is important that the investigator concisely
and effectively presents the investigative
I hope you have enjoyed the “corny”
analogy (could not resist). Sometimes,
a catchy phrase like this will help you
commit to memory the important steps in
the investigative process. Our wish for you,
colleagues in the art form of investigation, is a
RIPE CROP. ✵
Wendy W. Evans ( firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Senior Corporate
Investigator in the Office of Ethics and Business Conduct at Lockheed
Martin Corporation in Orlando, FL.
Session 607: How to Prove Your Program Works
Tuesday, October 17, 2017,
1: 30 – 2: 30 pm
You do a ton of work as a compliance
professional—but can you prove that it
makes a difference?
Traditional measures just tell you what
people think (like employee surveys) or what
you do relative to other programs (like best
practices). To get a seat at the table, however, you need to be able to show that what
you do gets results, and that those results make business sense.
In this interactive session, we’re going to walk through how to do that. We’ll work out
how to measure results and build a bottoms-up business case for your initiatives,
discussing a framework and doing a live example.
To hear more, attend SCCE’s 16th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute in
Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit
corporatecompliance.org/cei for more information.