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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

For the first time in 8 years, the United States didn’t place in the Top 20 least corrupt countries in the world in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index.  Unlike many other measures of corruption, this one relies not only on the opinions of governmental experts, but also the opinions of business executives when assigning…

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners released their 2018 biannual report a few months ago.  It’s the tenth edition of what the ACFE calls the “most comprehensively and widely quoted source of occupational fraud data in the world.”  The report covers both public and private sectors, and the key findings were very interesting because of…

Thursday, February 28, 2019

If you’ve ever had a micromanaging boss, you know how liberating it can be to land in a job where a manager asks you to do something and then actually trusts you to do it.  Being over-managed can make you feel unproductive, untrusted and unvalued.  Being passively-managed comes with its own set of challenges, however. …

Thursday, February 14, 2019

When it comes to government corruption, there are plenty of ways to judge its impact.  There’s the known, direct financial impact – such as money stolen from government accounts.  There’s the unknown direct impact – such as when a contract is switched from competitive to sole-source to benefit a friend or in exchange for a…

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The past year has seen some high-profile fraud cases, including the theft from the multibillion-dollar Malaysian public fund 1MDB by the country’s former prime minister. While that’s certainly a large number, a larger one can be found on Oversight.gov – federal government agencies reported more than $32 billion in savings identified by Inspectors General offices.…