As a part of its twofold mission, Finance Outreach & Compliance (FOC) develops and delivers comprehensive training for finance and business professionals across the University and also provides compliance assurance for the institution.
In addition to a regular training schedule focused on the skills professionals need to work with UVA systems and processes, FOC also provides sessions on career growth and development. Recently, recognizing the tough role facing managers, FOC worked with the Center for Leadership Excellence to launch the Management Development Program (MDP) at UVA. The FOC training team has also rolled out curated playlists for Lynda.com, the online learning platform available to all UVA employees to support staff looking to develop new skills or enhance current skills.
In the area of compliance, FOC provides tools that assist our stakeholders in meeting compliance objectives, tools that include training, monitoring activities, internal and external audits, and peer review programs.
As UVA researchers pursue and undertake more applied and translational research projects in partnership with federal, industry, and foundation collaborators, FOC has taken the lead on providing information on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and is partnering with ITS to create and monitor a secure computing environment to support DOD-funded researchers.