ELK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
WHISTLEBLOWER AND FRAUD REPORTING POLICY
The objectives of the Whistleblower and Fraud Reporting Policy (“Policy”) are to establish policies and procedures for
- Reporting concerns regarding
o questionable accounting or auditing matters,
o violation of a state or federal statue,
o violation or noncompliance with a state or federal rule or regulation,
o violation of Foundation policies and procedures, or unsafe working conditions or work practices in the exercise of Foundation business, either at the offices of the Foundation or elsewhere by employees, directors, volunteers, and other stakeholders of the Foundation on a confidential, anonymous basis
- Receipt, retention, and treatment of complaints received by the organization regarding such concerns
- Protection of employees, directors, volunteers and other stakeholders reporting concerns from retaliatory actions
Each director, employee, volunteer, or other stakeholder of the Foundation has an obligation to report questionable or improper accounting or auditing matters or other violations as described above (“Concerns”).
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All reported Concerns will be forwarded to members of the Executive Committee in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Policy. The Executive Committee will be responsible for investigating all reported concerns and making appropriate recommendations regarding those Concerns.
This Policy is intended to encourage and enable directors, employees, and volunteers to raise Concerns within the Foundation for investigation. No director, employee, or volunteer who reports a Concern in good faith shall be subject to retaliation or, in the case of an employee, adverse employment consequences. Any volunteer or employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a Concern in good faith is subject
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