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North Dakota University System to Terminate Audit, Compliance Executive

Jaclyn Jaeger | November 13, 2014

North Dakota University System has placed its chief compliance officer and chief auditor on administrative leave, pending termination.

According to North Dakota University System (NDUS), Chief Auditor Timothy Carlson allegedly lied about his work history when applying for the job, and Chief Compliance Officer Kirsten Franzen allegedly failed to establish a compliance program since being hired last year.

A scathing letter issued to Franzen by Chief of Staff Murray Sagsveen lists a number of other reasons for her leave, including:

Failure to set fraud awareness training. Each employee is required to complete fraud awareness training each year. "Following consultation with the Human Resource Council, and with the concurrence of the Chancellor and me, the training completion deadline was changed from June 30 to Dec. 31 to better coincide with...

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