Compliance Officer Day

Not all heroes wear capes

September 26, 2023

What is National Compliance Officer Day? 

Created in 2016 by SAI360, Compliance Officer Day is a celebration of the indispensable compliance officers who ensure our organizations run judiciously and safely. On September 26th of every year, we encourage you to show your appreciation for the compliance officer at your company and recognize them on social media for the important work they do.

Join Us in Celebrating Compliance Officer Day All Month Long

September 7: ABCs of GRC Software (Watch recording)

September 145 Tips to Keep Learners Excited for the Long Haul (Watch recording)

September 20Integrating your internal controls and compliance programs (Watch recording)

September 21Back to Basics: 8 Essential Items to Include in your E&C Program (Watch recording)


September 26: 5 Lessons About Third Party Risk you can Learn from Reality Survival Shows (Watch recording)

October 2- 522nd Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute 

October 2Hospitality event for SCCE attendees

October 5: Building and Evaluating Effective Hotline Programs



In the U.S., corporations started developing compliance programs in the 1970s and 1980s in response to self-regulation incentives built into legislation like the Occupational Safety and Health Act. In the 1990s, as corporate scandals garnered international attention, the position of compliance officer became even more important as the public-at-large, as well as the court system, sought accountability.

In the decades since, the profession has evolved and now plays a vital role, often reporting directly to the CEO. In today’s rapidly changing world, businesses and organizations face multiple threats, both internally and externally, on a daily basis. Compliance officers are tasked with reducing their organization’s vulnerability while also ensuring applicable regulations are followed and meticulously reported. Ultimately, compliance officers play a significant role in maintaining business continuity in the midst of disruption, safeguarding not only their organizations, but the economic stability of a global economy.

In 2016, SAI360 launched National Compliance Officer Day to recognize and honor compliance professionals for the important role they play within their companies, as well as the stability they ultimately provide our communities.

  • Compliance officers help maintain business continuity and economic stability

Try to imagine a world where regulations went unchecked and there was an absence of accountability. A wild west approach cannot support today’s global economy, which is dependent upon recognized standards and economic stability.

  • We learn more about compliance officers

On National Compliance Officer Day, we learn more about the profession and its impact on society. Not only does this helps us better appreciate their contributions, but it also reminds us of the important role we play by partnering with compliance officers throughout the year to ensure rules are followed and risks are addressed.

  • Compliance affects all of us

When organizations prioritize ethics and compliance, everyone wins.

  • Recognize a compliance officer

Take time to thank the compliance officer at your place of work. Even better, considering hosting a special recognition event in their honor.

  • Nominate a compliance officer.

SAI360 is spotlighting compliance officers and the work they are doing. You can enter your submissions here.

  • Spread the news on social media

Join us on social media to spread awareness about the work of compliance officers. Use the #ComplianceOfficerDay

  • Play a role in building an ethical compliant culture at work

How are you supporting your organization’s compliance program? What more can you do?


5 facts about compliance officers

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