Dealing with Government Regulators

Government regulators are involved in many more activities than taxes and financial services, although if you are in finance you may get to know them well.  A few of the many areas where government regulators can be found are in workplace safety, environmental protection, business registrations, and food establishments.

Keep the following in mind:

  • Begin to build a relationship with regulators-they can be helpful or difficult to deal with
  • Understand whether your department has been in compliance and continues to be
  • If you are not in compliance, or are in danger of falling into non-compliance, learn why your department is in difficulty and what you need to do
  • Discuss the meeting with your boss or the appropriate team member
  • Follow the directive of a more senior member of your team in working to become compliant.