Confidentiality – Directors & Officers shall respect the confidentiality appropriate to issues of a sensitive nature.
Whistleblowers – Each Director and Officer has the responsibility to report any real or perceived illegal activities of the corporation to the Board of Directors. The Board shall not retaliate against any Director, Officer, Committee member, contracted consultant, volunteer, or staff, when applicable for so reporting.
The Board shall investigate and resolve all reports of illegal activities. If the Board does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the person reporting the activities should go to the appropriate authorities, and there shall be no retaliation by the Board for any such reporting.
Documents Destruction – The Board of Directors acknowledges its responsibility to preserve information relating to litigation, audits, and investigations. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 makes it a crime to alter, cover up, falsify, or destroy any document to prevent its use in an official proceeding. Failure on the part of Board members to follow this policy can result in possible civil and criminal sanctions against the organization and the Board. Each Director & Officer has an obligation to tell the Board of potential or actual litigation, external audit, investigation or similar proceeding involving the organization.
Openness – In an effort to assure openness, the Board of Directors shall assure that all information provided to the public is truthful information relating to the organization’s mission, program activities, and finances.