The Risk Assurance Group includes UVM's General Counsel, Director of Compliance Services & Chief Privacy Officer, Associate CIO, Director of Risk Management & Safety, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Internal Auditor. The Group meets quarterly in order to ensure continual coordination and communication among these various functions and offices, each of whom play a role in helping the institution to manage risk. The group identifies potential risk areas for assessment, coordinates workplans, and coordinates communications about institutional risks and opportunities. Outside of the ERM process, the RAG members continue to provide independent counsel, consultation, advice, reports, assessments, and assurance in accordance with their role, responsibilities, and/or charters.