Governance Guidelines & Policies
Corporate Governance Guidelines
The Corporate Governance Guidelines of Huron Consulting Group Inc. (the "Company") have been adopted by the Company's board of directors to assist it in the exercise of its responsibilities. These guidelines reflect the board's commitment to monitor the effectiveness of policy and decision making both at the board and management level.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
The purpose of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which has been approved by the board of directors of the Company, is to reinforce and enhance the Company's commitment to an ethical way of doing business. The policies set forth in the Code are part of the Company's tradition of promoting ethical business standards.
The Company has adopted a policy to help prevent insider trading by its personnel. The purpose of this policy is to prevent inadvertent violations of insider trading laws.
Share Ownership Guidelines
The Share Ownership Guidelines have been adopted by the Company's board of directors and provide for specific ownership of Huron stock by its board of directors and executive officers.
Harassment and Discrimination
The Company strictly prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment) of any employee based upon that person's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local statute, ordinance or regulation. The Company is committed to the prevention of any and all impermissible discrimination and harassment. All members of management and other employees are protected by this policy and responsible for ensuring that harassment in violation of this policy does not occur.
All actions that relate to employment will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, FMLA status, medical condition, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. These employment actions include such areas as recruitment, compensation, transfer, promotion, benefits, training and termination.
Drugs, Narcotics, Alcohol
The Company considers illegal drugs and alcohol in the workplace to be a hazard to an employee’s health, dangerous to every employee’s safety and a hindrance to maintaining a productive and qualified workforce. Substance abuse is an impediment to competent workers and quality products, and as such cannot be condoned in the workplace. Accordingly, the Company is dedicated to maintaining a workplace free of illegal drugs and alcohol.
Maintaining a safe and secure work environment for all employees is a priority at the Company. To keep our workplace a safe and desirable one, the Company maintains a Violence-Free Workplace Policy. Acts or threats of physical violence, including intimidation, harassment and/or coercion, which involve or affect the Company, or which occur on Company property, will not be tolerated.
Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance Policy and FAQ
The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy impacts how we do business domestically as well as internationally. The Policy ensures compliance by Huron Consulting Group companies and its directors, officers, employees, and business partners with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act and related anti-bribery and corruption laws of other countries in which the Company does or intends to do business.
HIPAA Compliance Program
Huron’s HIPAA Compliance Program provides basic knowledge about HIPAA, establishes behavioral guidelines for personnel to meet the various standards, defines the responsibilities of Managing Directors and engagement leaders, and establishes accountability for HIPAA compliance oversight. Individuals who use or have access to protected health information are required to review this Program and to complete the training on an annual basis.
ePHI Policies and Procedures
The Policies and Procedures for Electronic Protected Health Information document discusses relevant Huron data security and HIPAA policies related to handling of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and provides specific procedures for Huron personnel (Employees, Project Consultants, Officers, Directors and Independent Contractors) in "how to" implement those policies (e.g., how to encrypt emails, or how to ensure that data is destroyed at the conclusion of an engagement).
Policy on Reporting Concerns and Complaints Regarding Accounting, Internal Accounting Controls and Auditing Matters
The Company is committed to compliance with applicable securities and other laws, rules, and regulations, accounting standards, and internal accounting controls. It is the responsibility of each director, officer and employee of the Company to promptly report complaints or concerns regarding accounting, internal accounting controls and auditing matters.