Compliance at FIT

While each member of the college is responsible for ensuring the institution conducts itself ethically and in compliance with the last, there are certain individuals throughout the college who are knowledge about, and have special responsibility for, maintaining compliance with specific laws and regulations. The Office of Policy and Compliance coordinates and collaborates with these compliance partners to provide a cohesive platform for FIT's compliance efforts.

Key Compliance Efforts

Explore the topics below for more information on FIT's key compliance efforts.*  

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs; Assistant Dean, Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • SUNY Cross Registration of Full-time Students
  • SUNY Community College Service Area
  • SUNY Campus Grading Policies and Procedures
  • SUNY Data Transparency and Reporting Policy
  • TEACH Act
  • SUNY Broad-based Fee Waiver Policy

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Finance and Administration; Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration; Controller; Bursar

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • GASB No. 75, 76, and 80
  • Truth in Lending Act
  • Uniform Guidance
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
  • SUNY Audit of Community Colleges, Independent Financial Audit
  • Non-Essential State Travel Bans
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean, School of Business and Technology; Dean, School of Art and Design

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Senior Manager of Advancement, Development, and Alumni Relations

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • FASB Accounting Standards Codification
  • Higher Education Act - Foreign Studies and Gifts
  • Philanthropy Protection Act
  • SUNY Fundraising Reporting
  • Pension Protection Act
  • Foreign Sources and Gifts

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations; Director, Office of Disability Services, FIT-ABLE; Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator; Office of the President; Vice President for Information Technology

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Rehabilitation Act, Sections 503 and 504
  • Cooperative Dialogue
  • Accessibility of Web-Based Information and Applications
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Director, Athletics and Recreation

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
  • NJCAA Rules
  • Safe Sport Act

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Director, Public Safety

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Clery Act
  • Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
  • NYS Education Law Article 129-A

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations; General Counsel and Secretary of the College

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • FIT Board of Trustees Bylaws
  • FIT's Employee Ethical Code of Conduct Policy

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Grants

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
  • Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)
  • Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)
  • False Claims Act

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator; Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Title VII
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Executive Order 11246
  • Age Discrimination Act 
  • Equal Employment of Veterans
  • NYC/NYS Human Rights Law

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Finance and Administration; Executive Director, Facilities; Director, Residential Life

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act
  • Mold Assessment and Remediation
  • Hazard Communication Standard

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Finance and Administration; Executive Director, Facilities; Director, Residential Life

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH)
  • Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Energy Policy Act

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success; Director, Financial Aid

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Title IV
  • Drug Free Schools and Campus Regulations
  • Ability-to-Benefit (ATB)
  • Program Participation Agreement
  • Student Right to Know Act

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Employee Retirement income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • Uniformed Services Employement and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • The Veterans' Readjustment Benefits Act
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Equal Pay Provision of the NYS Labor Law
  • Executive Orders 13672, 13806
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
  • Wage and Salary History
  • Cooperative Dialogue
  • Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness
  • Drug-Free Workplace Act

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations; Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success; Director, International Student Services

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVIS)

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Information Technology/CIO; Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations; Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success; Vice President for Finance and Administration

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • SUNY Information Security Policy
  • Shield Act

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs; Director, Library

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Copyright Act
  • Bayh-Dole Act

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Employee Personal Identifying Information (PII)

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success; Director of Records and Registration

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transations Act (FACTA)

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Finance and Administration; Director, Purchasing

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Anti-Kickback Act
  • Byrd Amendment
  • E-Verify

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Legal Affairs and Institutional Controls; General Counsel and Secretary of the College; Director, Policy and Compliance/Records Management Officer

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)
  • Electronic Signature and Records Act (ESRA)
  • Local Government Records Law

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs; Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Common Rule
  • National Science Foundation Research Misconduct Policies

 

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success;  Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success; Dean of Students; Director, Admissions

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Admission of Persons with Prior Felony Convictions
  • National Voter Registration Act
  • Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Vice President for Finance and Administration

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Independent Contractors

Responsible Office/Official:

  • Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator

Key Laws/Regulations:

  • Title IX
  • NYS Education Law Article 129-B

*This list is not exhaustive.