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Who's responsible here? Getting it right when misconduct allegations arise

Bailey Naples ( is Chief Compliance Officer for Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth in Canaan, New York, USA.

Employees acting on their own accord have multiple responsibilities owed to their employer. These responsibilities have a broad range, from showing up on time to not committing fraud. It’s the gray area of this range that deserves further discussion and analysis on what the employee’s responsibilities are compared to those of the organization.

When determining the appropriate accountability for the responsibility in question, a review and analysis must be completed. Depending on the situation, this could come from a comprehensive internal audit, an internal investigation, or a simple inquiry through a desk audit.

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