Article I: Purpose
This policy aims to encourage employees and volunteers to report suspected or actual unlawful activities, dishonesty, or violations of organizational policies, without fear of retaliation.
Article II: Reporting Responsibility
Employees and volunteers should report suspected violations to their immediate supervisor or another member of the executive team.
Article III: No Retaliation
Any employee or volunteer who reports a violation will not suffer harassment, retaliation, or adverse employment consequences.
Article IV: Reporting Procedure
- Internal Reporting: Concerns should be reported through internal channels, like supervisors or human resources.
- External Reporting: If not resolved internally, individuals may report to appropriate external authorities.
Article V: Confidentiality
Reports will be kept confidential to the extent possible.
Article VI: Handling of Reported Violations
The executive team will investigate all reported concerns.
Article VII: Compliance Officer
An appointed compliance officer is responsible for ensuring the policy’s implementation and addressing reported concerns.
Article VIII: Review and Updates
This policy will be reviewed annually and updated as needed.