Whistleblower protection policy
Wounded Warriors Family Support requires directors, officers and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of Wounded Warriors Family Support, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns internally so that Wounded Warriors Family Support can address and correct inappropriate conduct and actions. It is the responsibility of all board members, officers, employees and volunteers to report concerns about violations of Wounded Warriors Family Support’s code of ethics or suspected violations of law or regulations that govern Wounded Warriors Family Support’s operations.
It is contrary to the values of Wounded Warriors Family Support for anyone to retaliate against any board member, officer, employee or volunteer who in good faith reports an ethics violation, or a suspected violation of law, such as a complaint of discrimination, or suspected fraud, or suspected violation of any regulation governing the operations of Wounded Warriors Family Support. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.
Wounded Warriors Family Support has an open door policy and suggests that employees share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with the President. If you are not comfortable speaking with the President or you are not satisfied with the President’s response, you are encouraged to speak with the Chairman of the Board. Supervisors and managers are required to report complaints or concerns about suspected ethical and legal violations in writing to Wounded Warriors Family Support’s President or Chairman of the Board who has the responsibility to investigate all reported complaints. Employees with concerns or complaints may also submit their concerns in writing directly to their supervisor or the President or the Chairman of the Board.
Wounded Warriors Family Support’s President is responsible for ensuring that all complaints about unethical or illegal conduct are investigated and resolved. The President will advise the Board of Directors of all complaints and their resolution and will report at least annually to the Treasurer and Audit Oversight Committee on compliance activity relating to accounting or alleged financial improprieties.
Accounting and Auditing Matters
Wounded Warriors Family Support’s President shall immediately notify the Treasurer and Audit Oversight Committee of any concerns or complaints regarding corporate accounting practices, internal controls or auditing and work with the committee until the matter is resolved.
Acting in Good Faith
Anyone filing a written complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed
as a serious disciplinary offense.
Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.
Handling of Reported Violations
Wounded Warriors Family Support’s President will notify the person who submitted a complaint and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.
Col. John D. Folsom USMCR (Ret.)
President & Founder, Wounded Warriors Family Support
11218 John Galt Boulevard, Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68137