Compliance Coordinator Jennifer Payan was selected as the October employee of the month for her consistent quality of work. For someone like Payan tasked with the immense responsibility of maintaining the university’s compliance with the federal Clery Act, the early fall is an extremely busy time. Payan led the way in getting the university’s massive Annual Security and Fire Safety Report published while covering Protection of Minors responsibilities for another staff member who was away from the office. Payan’s efforts are important to remain in compliance with federal law — and more importantly, to ensure that the university is transparent and accurate in reporting crime statistics and security policies so that campus community members can make informed decisions about their safety. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has regularly been recognized in professional circles as a leader among peer institutions in this aspect, a direct result of Payan's efforts.