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URC Functional Overview
The University-wide compliance program promotes ethical conduct and strengthens compliance with laws, policies, and rules to enhance integrity and accountability. The program informs management of key compliance areas and expands compliance awareness through reviews, monitoring, training activities, help-line responses, and work groups. See the Compliance Program page for more information.
Rules and Standard Administrative Procedures
Our office coordinates the development, review, approval, and distribution of rules and standard administrative procedures that govern Texas A&M University, including the Galveston and Qatar campuses. Current rules and procedures listed on the Rules web page provide direction and guidance in conducting operational activities, clarify roles and responsibilities, mitigate compliance risks, and support strategic objectives. See the Rules and SAPs page for more information.
Enterprise Risk Management
Our enterprise risk management (ERM) process is applied in strategy setting across the University, and is designed to identify potential events that may affect the entity and to manage risks to be within the entity's risk appetite so as to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of the entity's objectives. See the Enterprise Risk Management page for more information.
Management Advisory Services
Management Advisory Services provides cost-effective consulting services by a staff that understands Texas A&M operations, procedures, policies, and rules. Services include reviews of business process improvement, organizational structures, compliance reviews, control structures evaluations, management analyses, and consultations on immerging issues. See the Management Advisory Services page for more information.
This service assists University personnel undergoing an audit. This service also assists in tracking and reporting to executive management the implementation of actions taken in response to both internal and external audits. The Audit Liaison function works closely with executive management in communicating audit issues to the board of regents. See the Audit Liaison page for more information.
This service assists the University community understand, identify, prevent, and report suspected fraudulent activities. See the Fraud Contact page for more information.