Year of Publication

2009

College

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration

Executive Summary

The compliance processes of many regulatory agencies have recently come under close scrutiny. The media have portrayed the compliance and discipline processes of many regulatory agencies as being inefficient and not timely in many instances. The Council of Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR) intends to assist regulatory agencies to do their work in a more efficient and timely manner by providing them with adequate and helpful information.

In the spirit of CLEAR’s mission, a collaborative effort was embarked upon by CLEAR staff and leadership, professionals with experience in the compliance and discipline process along with myself to produce a survey that would display the current conditions expected to affect the discipline process and what potential regulatory actions may curtail the length/duration of the compliance and discipline process. After analyzing the results, there were no statistically significant predictors for the length taken to complete the compliance and discipline process at the three most popular levels of significance (1%, 5%, and 10% level).

Although, the quantifiable variables of interest in the survey produced no conclusive results, the multiple open-ended questions incorporated in the design may assist CLEAR. The open-ended responses will help CLEAR in creating a forum for various professionals and regulatory bodies that participated in the survey to discuss current conditions and future problems relative to the compliance and discipline process and increase its ability to serve regulatory agencies in the process.

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