Whistle Blower Policy


In addition to it being the policy of the Center that an employee is  encouraged to share any known or suspected conflicts of interest with his/her supervisor, it is equally important that the employee be assured that no retaliation will be shown for his/her cooperation in making the conflict of interest known.

If an employee is not comfortable speaking directly to his or her supervisor, the employee may report the conflict of interest to the Chief Financial Officer/Personnel Administrator, Chief Executive Officer, or President.  Upon learning of the suspected conflict of interest, the supervisor/Chief Financial Officer/Chief Executive Officer/President will bring the matter to the attention of the Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer (if they are unaware).  The Chief Executive Officer will conduct an investigation and take corrective action as may be warranted.  All corrective actions will be reported to the President.  Reports of suspected conflict of interest will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.

Employers, Officers, and Board Members are legally prohibited from retaliating against employees for reporting a suspected conflict of interest.  Any employee who feels he or she has been subjected to any acts of retaliation should immediately report such conduct to his or her supervisor or to the Chief Financial Officer/Personnel Administrator/Chief Executive Officer/President.

Any person who retaliates against another individual for reporting a suspected conflict of interest will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.