Miscommunications between HR and Payroll, and documentation shortcuts resulted in a $115,000.00 overpayment of separation payments. (See Kearns v. Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“Kearns”)).
There are at least 8 essential components of compliance risk management programs. Risk management aims to reduce the likelihood that an organization will not achieve its goals and objectives. Compliance is the obligation to adhere to laws, regulations, contract terms, internal policies, and other requirements. Compliance risk management refers to the organizational procedures, processes and culture that reduce the likelihood of non-compliance.
Life-and-death spreadsheet errors do occur. Two recent spreadsheet errors in the healthcare sector in Scotland and England had impacts beyond mere dollars and cents.