WHERE FRAUD HAS BEEN UNCOVERED, it frequently becomes evident that staff members realized that there may have been something wrong within the organization but did not express their concerns, either through fear of harassment and victimization or a misplaced sense of loyalty to their colleagues who are, in fact, the fraudsters. Other barriers to the reporting of wrongdoing have, in the past, involved:
This policy is intended to convey the organization’s belief in openness and honesty combined with a commitment to the highest standards of accountability. We encourage staff members to raise serious concerns within the organization rather than ignoring a problem or externalizing it.
This policy is intended to bring to the attention of employees:
This Whistleblowing Policy covers major concerns including but not limited to: