EXPORT CONTROL TRAINING
As part of Hampshire College's continuing commitment to compliance with Federal export control regulations, you have been invited to attend our upcoming annual Export Control Compliance Training scheduled for Tuesday, March 21 from 3:30 - 5 pm in FPH ELH.
What are the export control regulations?
These requirements (which have been in existence for over 50 years) have a direct impact on what research instruments, materials, software and technology that we, as a U.S. College, can export (i.e. transfer) out of the country by any means; and in rare cases, what sensitive items and technology we can allow foreign national individuals (visa holders) working in (and/or visiting) our research facilities to access and use. These regulations also potentially inform what research, academic, and business partners we engage with, to the extent we avoid partnership with U.S. government-restricted entities (entities of concern from an export control or economic embargoed country perspective).
Who should attend this training?
Export controls inform all of our research and academic programs (science, humanities and business) to the extent there is any international activity involved in our programs, as well as in the scientific context, all research utilizing specialized instruments or materials. They also inform all of our operational and business functions units including Sponsored Research, Human Resources, Purchasing, Inventory Control, IT, Facilities Management, Technology Commercialization, Environmental Health/Safety, Finance, and International Students/Scholar programs and related visa services.
In short, all faculty, students and personnel have a responsibility to comply with these regulations and should plan to attend.
Why attendance is essential?
Failure to comply with these regulations can result in monetary penalties (civil and criminal), federal debarment from federal agency sponsored research, and revocation of export privileges; the regulations can be enforced against individuals working for the University, as well the institution itself. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you attend and encourage staff members working for you to attend as well.
Is this Training in any way connected to the recent Executive Order effecting U.S. Immigration?
No: Five Colleges, Inc and its constituent Colleges have been developing an export control compliance program for over two years, including the retention in 2016 of our external consultant, Fischer & Associates, to identify process gaps and develop essential processes. Fischer & Associates will be presenting our Export Training as part of this consultancy.
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