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University Compliance Partners

Cornell University is a large R01, Ivy League, public land grant institution, and is therefore subject to a wide spectrum of federal, state, and local regulatory obligations. The university compliance matrix provides a sortable listing of compliance areas and both the senior leadership and the primary operational areas responsible for the most significant areas of compliance. If a compliance area is not represented or listed below, please contact University Compliance for assistance.

Compliance Topics Compliance Areas Responsible Office
Employee Benefits University employee benefit plans administration, including regulatory compliances for health care plans (HIPAA, etc.), retirement plans, tax-deferral regulations, leave programs, and insurance/protection programs  Senior Director, HR Benefit Services and Administration
Debt Bursar:  Title IV, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, GLBA Associate Vice President & University Treasurer, Bursar and Treasury
Debt Treasury: Dodd Frank for swaps, Tax Exempt Debt Private Business Use compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and PCI compliance Associate Vice President & University Treasurer, Bursar and Treasury
Export/Import Control International shipping, working with controlled goods or technology and sanctioned countries and entities. Export Control and Compliance Officer Export Control Office
Student Health Services State and Federal Laws that speak to patient privacy for and access to their Protected Health Information HIPAA Privacy Officer and Health Information Manager, Cornell Health
Enrollment Title IV, New York State Aid, Veterans Benefits, Department of Defense Benefits, Consumer Disclosures, Program Integrity Rules, Components of: NCAA Reporting, Program Registration Director, Office of Enrollment Compliance
Disabilities and Accommodations Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) international standards and ADA Section 508 compliance Electronic IT Accessibility Coordinator, CIT Accessible IT
State Reauthorization Point of interface between academic programs and the New York State Education Department; NC-SARA Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Planning
Information Security Protection of regulated university data and coordination of breach incident response Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Information Technology Security Office
Environment, Health and Safety OSHA and Environmental Compliance based on University Policy 8.6 Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Athletics NCAA and Ivy League Compliance Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Compliance & Student Services
Student Health Services HIPAA Security for Cornell Health student medical records Clinical Applications Support Lead and HIPAA Security Officer, Cornell Health
Children and Youth Safety Children and Youth Safety Program Compliance Children and Youth Safety Administrator, Compliance and Risk Services
Disabilities and Accommodations Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA Coordinator, Facilities and Campus Services Accessibility Information
Disabilities and Accommodations ADA, disabilities and accommodations for students Director, Student Disability Services Accessibility Information
Campus Safety Missing persons and variety of compliance requirements for police operations Chief, Cornell University Police
Research - Ithaca-based Research Integrity and Regulatory Assurance Chief Research Compliance and Research Integrity Officer Research Services
Research - WCM Research Integrity and Regulatory Assurance WCM Chief Research Compliance Officer and Research Integrity Officer WCM Office of Research Integrity
Employment and Labor Law General employment and labor law compliance, along with management of university collective bargaining agreements Senior Director, Workforce Policy and Labor Relations
Student Health Services Non-HIPAA compliances for Cornell Health Director of Quality and Compliance, Cornell Health
International  Legal, tax, employment, and regulatory compliance outside the USA - Ithaca Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Global Operations and Strategy, Global Cornell
Campus Safety Clery Act Compliance NYS DOE 129A/B Access Control Program Compliance (Card Access/Video Surveillance) University Clery Compliance Officer and Access Control Program Administrator, Cornell University Police
International  Student Immigration Director of Global Learning
Equity Title IX and other federal and state civil rights compliance Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX
Privacy Weill Cornell Medicine Compliance Liaison to University Compliance Office. Privacy, Data Sharing, Clinical Billing Compliance, Research Privacy, Research Billing Compliance WCM Compliance and Privacy, WCM Institutional Compliance Office
International Export Control Compliance Export Control Officer, Export Controls Office
International Legal, tax, employment, and regulatory compliance outside the USA - WCM WCM Director, Office of International Affairs
Foreign Gifts Reporting Foreign Gifts (HEA Section 117) Senior Director, Sponsored Financial Services Division of Financial Affairs
Accounting and Financial Reporting  Financial regulations and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); SUNY internal control and financial reporting; domestic tax and payroll compliance Associate Controller, Division of Financial Affairs
Student Health Insurance HIPAA for student health insurance  Director, Student Health Benefits, Compliance and Risk Services
Student and Campus Life Various compliance obligations across SCL Senior Director, Finance, Administrative, Enterprise Performance, SCL
Disabilities and Accommodations Equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP), including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Title IX, Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX (OIETIX)
Privacy International and Ithaca campus privacy  Data Privacy Officer, University Privacy
Lobbying - NY State NYS Lobbying Act and required disclosures Associate Director for University Relations
Lobbying - Washington DC Federal lobbying and required disclosures Senior Director of Federal Relations
State Relations Government relations with the executive and legislative branches of New York Associate Vice President of State Relations
Federal Relations Cornell's interest in and relations surrounding relevant federal government policies and actions Senior Director of Federal Relations