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Webinar—November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:00 pm ET

Common Findings and Trends in CPB Inspector General Audit Reports and What You Can Do to Prepare for an Audit

As compliance becomes an increasingly important issue for public broadcasters, stations need to be aware of what the CPB inspector general is finding when auditing stations. Join Robert Winteringham, special counsel at Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth and a founder of the Public Media Consulting Group, and station staff who have gone through the CPB audit process to discuss common inspector general audit report findings, CPB management responses, and strategies stations can employ to prepare for an audit and avoid the common mistakes criticized by CPB auditors.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The session will cover common CPB OIG audit criticisms and illustrate the basic steps a station should take to avoid adverse CPB OIG findings.

  2. Participants will learn about frequent CPB OIG findings and trends in OIG audits. Attendees will hear observations about the OIG audit process and actions they can take to develop and implement an internal compliance program.

  3. Participants will have an opportunity to ask specific questions about compliance issues raised by OIG audit reports.

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Speaker Information

Robert M. Winteringham is special counsel at the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth in Washington, D.C., and a founder of the Public Media Consulting Group. His practice includes advising public media entities about compliance with the requirements of grants administered by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, most notably the Community Service Grant (CSG) program. He also assists stations with policy formulation, audit preparation, meeting facilitation, and compliance performance. Mr. Winteringham was CPB’s deputy general counsel from 2005–2013 and served as an attorney in CPB's Office of General Counsel starting in 1997. He also served as a vice president and chair of the Legal Committee for the North American Broadcasters Association. Prior to CPB, Mr. Winteringham was a senior associate at the communications law firm of McFadden, Evans & Sill. He also worked as an intern at the advertising agency Young & Rubicam. Mr. Winteringham is a cum laude graduate of the Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington, where he served on the editorial board of the Federal Communications Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Michigan.

CPE and PDC Information

CPE Credits: 1.0
Session Content Level: Overview
Instructional Delivery Style: Group/Digital Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Application
Target Audience: Anyone working in public media.
Target Licensee Type: All
Prerequisites: None

PDC Credits: 1.0


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