Whistleblower Protection Policy

Assistance League of Northern Virginia a chapter of Assistance League®

Introduction

The Code of Ethics adopted by Assistance League of Northern Virginia requires all members and volunteers to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As members and volunteers of Assistance League, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Set forth below is Assistance League's policy with respect to reporting good-faith concerns about the legality or propriety of actions or plans of Assistance League or of its Board members, members or volunteers.

Reporting of Concerns or Complaints
It is the responsibility of all board members, members and volunteers to comply with Assistance League of Northern Virginia Code of Ethics and applicable law and to report violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy.

Confidentiality
Assistance League of Northern Virginia will treat all communications under this policy in a confidential manner, except to the extent necessary 1) to conduct a fair investigation, or 2) for review of Assistance League operations, independent public accountants, and legal counsel.

Retaliation
Assistance League of Northern Virginia will not permit any negative or adverse actions to be taken against any employee or individual for making a good-faith report of a possible violation of its Code of Ethics or applicable law, even if the report is mistaken, or against any individual who assists in the investigation of a reported violation. Retaliation in any form will not be tolerated. Any act of alleged retaliation should be reported immediately and will be promptly investigated. An individual who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of volunteer status (or employment). This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable members, volunteers, (employees) and others to raise serious concerns within Assistance League prior to seeking resolution outside the organization.

To Report Concerns or Complaints
Any individual may communicate suspected violations of the Code of Ethics, applicable law, or other wrongdoing or alleged retaliation by contacting either the President or another board member of Assistance League of Northern Virginia. It is not necessary that you give your name or position in any notification. Whether or not you identify yourself, for a proper investigation to be conducted, please provide Assistance League with as much information as you can, sufficient to do a proper investigation, including where and when the incident occurred, names and titles of the individuals involved, and as much other detail as you can provide.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the President of Assistance League of Northern Virginia.
My signature below indicates my receipt and understanding of this Policy. I also verify that I
have been provided with an opportunity to ask questions about the Policy.

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Member Signature                                                                    Date

 


This Whistleblower Protection Policy was last approved on May 9, 2012.

If further assistance is needed or for any questions, please contact the chapter as follows:

Assistance League of Northern Virginia
Email: ALNorthernVA@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 209
Herndon, Virginia 20172-0209

 
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