SRA Builds Extensive Compliance Program Using Varied Learning Formats and Styles

For more than three decades, SRA International (SRA) has been dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for clients in national security, civil government and global health. With honesty and service being embedded into the core of the business since its inception, SRA's leadership had already laid the foundation to create a culture of integrity throughout the organization. And, as the U.S. Government instituted guidelines for effective compliance and ethics programs, SRA built their compliance program based on that foundation.

Building an Extensive Compliance Program

In 2006, SRA already had an established Code of Conduct in written form. To further demonstrate their commitment to their compliance program, the company partnered with SAI Global to develop a custom Code training for their growing employee population now at more than 7,000 throughout the U.S. and Europe. The aim of the training was to communicate SRA's written policy into practical, realistic examples that could be applied on a day-to-day basis and raise awareness of the company's Code. Complete with a customized introduction from an SRA senior leader, this course reflected SRA's corporate identity, values, policies and procedures. 

 

The courses that SAI Global provided were a natural fit to our compliance program and a fantastic way for us to remind employees of appropriate behavior

Matt Swayhoover

Director of Learning and Development

Shortly after the success of their custom Code, SRA began deploying full length training courses to targeted segments of employees.  Utilizing content from SAI Global's extensive library, SRA selected topics and culturally diverse scenarios that aligned with their program goals.  Based on SAI Global's award-winning Storytorial format, combining the power of storytelling with tutorials built on proven principles of instructional design, SRA's choices included the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Procurement Integrity and Export Control.  To reinforce the key messages of the full length trainings and maintain the momentum of their compliance program, SRA used SAI Global's Ethical Moments®.  These innovative 3-5 minute videos use real life examples to highlight key risk areas. 

The Ethical Moments were extremely helpful in reminding employees of relevant issues

Matt Swayhoover

There are many things we expected when we started working with SAI Global, but it’s the unexpected benefits that really speak to the quality of that partnership – the ability to tailor messages to employees, the flexibility of the Services team, and the validated record keeping that easily confirms our commitment to ethics and compliance

Anne Donohue

Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Recognizing the increased sensitivity to the amount of time employees spend in training, SRA launched several Short Takes from the SAI Global library.  These courses enabled SRA to deliver and supplement the key messages of their full length trainings in 5-10 minute segments instead of the traditional 45 minute courses.   With nearly 6,000 of SRA's employees billable, every hour they are pulled for training effects the company's bottom line.  

The Short Takes helped us focus and explore in more depth the important topics that needed more coverage and detail. They fit into our strategy very well

Matt Swayhoover

All delivered via SAI Global's Learning Management System (LMS), the SAI Global courseware gives SRA the flexibility to deploy quickly and efficiently.  

The e-learning formats SAI Global has developed are incredibly efficient. The flexibility allows us to reach an audience that we’d have a hard time reaching – if at all – in a standard classroom.

Matt Swayhoover

Results

SAI Global's solutions continue to help SRA effectively communicate key compliance issues and influence behavioral change. SRA remains proactive in their approach to compliance and, with the help of SAI Global, offers training with relevant, up-to-date content that suits their workforce and business demands. The partnership allowed SRA to benefit from SAI Global's 25 years of experience developing and deploying training and awareness solutions. 

 

Our success training employees on important compliance topics is partially due to SAI Global’s sound instructional approach and flexible delivery system

Matt Swayhoover

About SRA
SRA and its subsidiaries are dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for government organizations serving the national security, civil government and global health markets. Founded in 1978, the company and its subsidiaries have expertise in such areas as air surveillance and air traffic management; contract research organization (CRO) services; cyber security; disaster response planning; enterprise resource planning; environmental strategies; IT systems, infrastructure and managed services; logistics; public health preparedness; public safety; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; and wireless integration. FORTUNE® magazine has chosen SRA as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for ten consecutive years. The company and its subsidiaries employ more than 6,900 employees serving clients from headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and offices around the world. For additional information on SRA, please visit www.sra.com.

About SAI Global Compliance
For twenty-five years, SAI Global Compliance clients have built stronger corporate cultures and more effective all-around programs with our compliance, risk management and governance solutions. With offices in more than 25 countries, SAI Global provides risk and culture assessments; Code of Conduct reviews, development and training; award-winning, innovative online training; training needs assessments; benchmarking and surveys; hotline, ethics reporting and case management solutions; risk- and region-specific updates, databases, regulatory alerts and newsfeeds; and technology solutions that integrate and connect all aspects of a legal or regulatory compliance program.