Counseling center to participate in Ethics Week

GLOVERSVILLE — The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County, in keeping up its tradition of encouraging employees to behave according to the highest of standards, will participate in Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week, Nov. 5 through 11.

The annual event is organized by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association.

FCC’s theme for this year’s celebration is “Don’t Duck Corporate Compliance.” As part of its efforts, FCC will be hosting a panel of administrators and board of director members to answer questions from the staff, providing duck-themed treats and sponsoring contests for employees.

According to FCC Executive Director Michael Countryman, “Corporate Compliance is far more than a policy or procedure that is created. It is a culture of doing the right thing in all that you do. It defines the work of the Family Counseling Center.”

CCE week is an extension of the Family Counseling Center’s ongoing compliance and ethics program, which is headed by Valerie Bochenek, corporate compliance officer. FCC has a code of ethics which all employees are expected to follow.

Companywide compliance and ethics education, held annually, provides the opportunity to roll-out new and updated compliance and ethics program policies and reinforces with employees their compliance and ethics’ obligations.

“Given the constantly changing landscape of state and federal regulations and our commitment to provide the highest quality services, the Family Counseling Center is involved in Corporate Compliance activities every day. We are excited to celebrate Corporate Compliance week with other agencies and businesses across the country, as a reminder of the hard work done by our remarkable staff,” said Bochenek.

FCC provides a broad range of high-quality mental health and social services, with particular attention to the needs of children and families in Fulton and Montgomery counties.

FCC, founded in response to the need for counseling services in Fulton County, the agency is a charitable 501(C)(3) organization which has expanded to include Domestic Violence services, school counseling, children’s services, adult case management and other programs.

By Patricia Older

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