COLUMBUS -- Consultants recommend that Ohio State hire a vice president to oversee a new office and committee that would monitor ethics and rules compliance across the university system.
The suggestion presented in a report Thursday to the university's board of trustees is a response to the school's football memorabilia scandal but would apply to numerous departments including athletics.
The report also recommends the university ensure that employees are appropriately trained, develop a risk-assessment methodology and monitor risks. Key risks would be subject to consistent monitoring.
A code of ethics would be expanded university-wide and reviewed at least once every five years.
The review by the Menlo Park, Calif.-based Protiviti Inc. looked at rules compliance across the university, with an emphasis on athletics, research, student financial aid and the medical center.
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