A compliance professional can turn the fun and chaos of
Halloween into a boring night on the study of procedure. Here, I'll prove it.
Let's start with costumes.
Have you imposed a "no costume = no candy" rule. Perhaps
you merely skimp on the older kids who have skimped on dressing up. If you,
like me, are suddenly living in winter you need to figure out what do with the
kids who are all bundled up fighting the cold. They might all look like Eskimos
tonight instead of zombies and superheroes.
Perhaps you are afraid to skimp because those older kids
who didn't put much effort into a costume may put more effort into toilet paper
and eggs. Are you willing to compromise on your rule because you are afraid of
How would that reflect on your compliance program?
Let's move on to technology.
What about using Halloween metaphors to remind yourself
about protecting your computer? Try the FCC:
And let's put a little scare into you while your little
ones are running around the neighborhood.
A team of local law enforcement agencies in Milwaukee are
going door-to-door in search of sex offenders who are breaking their compliance
are not allowed to have anything related to trick-or-treating that includes
bowls of candy Halloween decorations, pumpkins. They can't have their porch
light on indicating that the residence is participating in any trick-or-treat
activities," said Melissa Othmer of the Department of Corrections,
Probation and Parole.
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