Risk Management, Audits, and Occupational Safety/Compliance

Final Report:

OWG 38 Final Report


GSU Co-Chair-Sterling Roth, Chief Audit Officer and Director
GPC Co-Chair-Kwabena Boakye, Director of Internal Audit


Name Title Institutional Affiliation
Boakye, Kwabena GPC Campus Director of Internal Audit Georgia Perimeter College
Flot, Ren Chief Information Security Officer / Director of Information Security Georgia Perimeter College
Roth, Sterling Chief Audit Officer and Director, University Auditing and Advisory Services Georgia State University
Seekins, Cathy Deputy Chief Audit Officer and Associate Director, University Auditing and Advisory Services Georgia State University


  • Ensure adequate internal audit coverage
  • Evaluate open audit issues for completion
  • Consolidate risk management operations
  • Notify institutions about consolidated ethics hotline
  • Determine a new hotline URL
  • Determine costs of consolidating hotline and how to budget it
  • Determine conversion process for existing hotline complaints, triage, etc.
  • Select which hotline telephone number to use
  • Identify a hotline administrator
  • Select individuals to make up triage committee and who receives case reports
  • Select escalation contacts to be called in case of critical report
  • Update user names and contact info on hotline portal
  • Create new hotline awareness materials
  • Develop timeline for distribution of new awareness material
  • Convert old hotline cases to new hotline vendor
  • Decide management and reporting structure for EHS, including points of contact
  • Identify environmental compliance and occupationalsafety issues (including reviewing all environmental studies and surveys, including any Phase I and Phase II reports; obtaining copies of all environmental permits and permit applications of GPC; obtaining copies of any notices, complaints, suit, or similar documents sent to, received by or served upon GPC)
  • Address & consolidate service/consulting contracts (waste, lab hoods, etc.)
  • Amend USG/EPA self-audit agreement with consolidation changes
  • Identify environmental mgmt. system requirements for multiple campuses
  • Integrate environmental & occupational safety policies, plans, etc.