Report: Ohio State should create compliance office

JoANNE VIVIANO Associated Press Published:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Consultants are recommending Ohio State University hire a vice president to oversee a new office and committee that would monitor rules compliance across the university system.

The suggestion was presented in a report Thursday to the university's board of trustees. It's a response to a school scandal in which players sold football memorabilia or traded them for tattoos.

The report also recommends the university ensure employees are appropriately trained, develop a risk assessment methodology and monitor risks. Key risks would be subject to consistent monitoring.

A code of ethics would be expanded university-wide and reviewed at least once every five years.

The review looked at rules compliance across the university, with an emphasis on athletics, research, student financial aid and the medical center.