Colleges admissions scandal: Responding to allegations of misconduct
Colleges admissions scandal: Responding to allegations of misconduct
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Colleges admissions scandal: Responding to allegations of misconduct

An organization’s response to allegations of misconduct can have a significant impact on reputation, revenue and brand name.

Institutions of higher education are facing increased scrutiny from the federal government, law enforcement, regulators, media outlets and the public regarding allegations of misconduct in the admissions process.

Whether directly implicated or not, organizations may need to transparently and credibly respond to their Boards, alumni, the news media and the public regarding admissions process procedures, internal controls and compliance.

In the wake of any crisis, mobilizing a prioritized, timely response on short notice can be extremely challenging due to a lack of compliance/or investigative resources, technology gaps, stringent time constraints, or a lack of defined policies and protocols.

So, for many institutions affected by this recent scandal, it is a crucial time to coordinate your response; KPMG can provide immediate assistance. We have extensive experience in helping companies in crisis situations. KPMG can work directly with compliance or internal audit teams, legal departments, and/or outside counsel. Our experienced and knowledgeable professionals have successfully served similar clients and will leverage the vast resources of KPMG to offer a level of attention and commitment we believe is unmatched.

An organization’s response to allegations of misconduct can have a significant impact on reputation, revenue and brand name. By conducting an effective investigation or a proactive compliance assessment, an organization can quickly demonstrate a commitment to an ethical culture, assess the impact of any misconduct and take appropriate corrective action based on the facts gathered.

KPMG’s Forensic experts draw on extensive experience in law and regulatory enforcement, forensic accounting, computer forensics, document analytics, ethics and compliance, and integrity due diligence.

As such, we are well-positioned to help an organization promptly respond to allegations of misconduct and perform efficient, cost-effective investigations using sound investigative principles and the latest technology tools. We also perform data analyses to identify anomalies and unknown patterns that could be indicative of fraud, misconduct, waste or abuse.

When it comes to situations such as the recent college admissions scandal, we’re here to assist in any way possible.

To learn more about how KPMG can help, read “Responding to misconduct allegations: The importance of effective investigations.”