The Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations at Twenty Years - More consistent promotion and recognition of compliance and ethics programs by the U.S. enforcement community would incentivize businesses to invest more fully in self-policing efforts against corporate crime. That is just one of the findings from a new report released by the Ethics Resource Center. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations at Twenty Years is the work of an independent advisory group over the past year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Guidelines.
ERC takes advantage of its Washington, D.C. location to encourage understanding between business and the federal government. As part of its educational mission, ERC tracks trends and developments in federal legislation, regulatory activity and court decisions affecting business ethics and compliance. Through its popular Fellows Program, ERC convenes chief compliance and ethics officers -- both public and private -- to study and discuss ethics issues inside-the-Beltway and in corporate America.