Meet the Interim Director of ADA Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
Meet the Interim Director of ADA Compliance and Title IX Coordinator

Compliance Matters

Updates from the Office of Compliance, Risk, and Ethics
April 2022

Spotlight: Interim Director of ADA Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kristen Roe as interim director of ADA compliance & Title IX coordinator, effective March 14, 2022. She has worked at Montgomery College since 2015, initially as the youth protection coordinator and in 2018 added the responsibilities of deputy Title IX coordinator. She is fully trained, experienced, and skilled to perform these duties. As the new Title IX coordinator, some of her new responsibilities include:
  • Notification and Education – Inform the College community of Title IX rights and responsibilities.
  • Consultation, Investigation, and Disposition – Receive and process reports of sexual misconduct, coordinate supportive measures for parties, initiate the formal Title IX grievance process, or refer to another more appropriate College process.
  • Institutional Monitoring and Compliance Assurance – Remain knowledgeable of current state and federal law and regulations, and trends in the field of education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices that violate Title IX.
Kristen is a strong ethical leader who has brought a social justice lens to all of her work. Those who have had the opportunity to work with Kristen during her time at the College can attest to her quality of work and collaborative spirit. She will retain her responsibilities as youth protection coordinator and keep her office in the Central Services building. Please join us in welcoming Ms. Roe to her new position.
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Administrators, Check This Out!
Ahoy! The College’s Navigating Ethical Dilemmas course series is now live. Ethical management skills are a distinct advantage to all supervisors, but sometimes these skills atrophy when we’re swamped with other work and day-to-day activities. Navigating Ethical Dilemmas is an opportunity to build those competencies back up. Co-developed by ELITE and OCRE, this course series is focused on practical tools for ethical leadership, providing experience in applying those tools in scenarios drawn from the MC work environment.
This program was developed in fulfillment of a 2019 recommendation from the Ombuds that was adopted by Dr. Pollard during her time at MC. In accordance with Dr. Pollard’s charge, all administrators will be required to complete this three-session course. Administrators currently have priority registration, but supervisors and employees are welcome to participate as space permits.
Please register in Workday for one of the upcoming offerings. Space is limited so please secure your spot soon. Because this is a cohort experience—with small discussion groups and conversations that build upon prior sessions’ content—please make sure you can commit to all three sessions listed for a particular cohort before you register (no substitutions or make-up classes).
Please contact Emmilee Racek or the Compliance Office if you have any questions.
Email Communication
In this era of virtual communication, we have to be very mindful of what we write as we don’t know who might see it. Here’s a refresher video on how to properly use email, internet, and mobile devices in the workplace.
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Fingerprint Requirements for Faculty Teaching in Dual Enrollment Programs
Employees who are required to be fingerprinted and were fingerprinted before September 2017 will need to complete the process again in order for the College to ensure compliance with the Federal Rap Back Program. There is no work around this. Repeating fingerprinting is the path forward and what is required for the College to remain in compliance. Failure to complete the process may lead to losing the opportunity to teach in the Dual Enrollment Program.
Friendly Reminder—The College has scheduled a mobile fingerprinting event for Friday, May 6, 2022 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on the Rockville campus, room SC151. If you want to attend, please use this link to sign up. For more information, contact Gigi Papillero at 240-567-9067.
Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Sponsoring a Summer Camp or an Event Involving Minors?
Are you planning an event involving minors? If yes, we wish you great success with your plans! We have a few considerations for your program planning. Have you reviewed the College’s Protection of Minors Policy & Procedure 75005? Are you familiar with the critical compliance steps? At the earliest stages of planning, be sure to connect with the Youth Protection Coordinator Kristen Roe to ensure that your planning includes required program elements to limit risks to both the minors you serve and the College. All College events that engage minors (those under 18 years of age who are not enrolled at MC) need to be registered and pre-approved. Event planners must follow these guidelines.
  • Notify the youth protection coordinator
    • For one-day events, at least 30 calendar days before the program begins
    • For camps, clinics, and other multi-day programs, at least 3 months before the program begins
  • Register the event
  • Complete the online course Protecting Youth through WorkDay
  • Coordinate background screening for staff and volunteers
  • Create a plan for following the Rule of 3
  • Establish supervision ratios appropriate for the age of participants and the planned activity
You are encouraged to begin the youth protection compliance process as early as possible. For more information, contact Kristen Roe or visit the program webpage. The event may not take place until it is approved. Don’t leave registration for the last minute! Act now!
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    Voter Empowerment: 2022 Gubernatorial Elections
    The Maryland gubernatorial elections are almost here and if you wish to exercise your rights, here are important deadlines you need to know.
    Primary Election
    Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    Early voting: Thursday, July 7, 2022 through Thursday, July 14, 2022
    Election day: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    General Election
    Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    Early voting: Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022
    Election day: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    For more information regarding your registration status or the issues your candidates stand on, visit the Maryland Board of Elections and Vote411. You can also reach out to MC Votes, the working group of faculty, staff, and students who promote voter education and engagement.
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