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Compliance Professionals Mostly Upbeat on Budgets, Staffing for 2011

Melissa Klein Aguilar | March 2, 2011

Finally some good news: Compliance and ethics professionals are feeling more optimistic about their resources and job security in 2011, according to data gathered by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association.

2010 was a better year for compliance budgets, staffing, and job security, and those trends are expected to hold for 2011, according to survey of more than 400 compliance and ethics professionals by the HCCA and SCCE.

Compliance budgets leaned toward the positive, with more compliance professionals reporting a budget increase than a decrease for the second year in a row in 2010. Almost a third (32 percent) reported an increase in spending last year, compared to just 14 percent who reported a decrease, according to the "The Economy, Compliance and Ethics: 2011 Report" (available for download ...

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