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The Ark Board of Directors, Charter Members, employees, and volunteers are expected to know and comply with all Ark policies and to follow the law. If you ever detect what you think is a violation of law or Ark policy, we expect you to report it promptly to your direct supervisor or the Executive Director or the Chair of the Board, and, if it relates to financial matters, to the Audit Committee as well.
You need not fear reprisals because Ark policy prohibits any form of retaliation against anyone who reports a credible suspected violation of law or Ark policies.
Any person may send a communication to the Board, any director or the Audit Committee regarding a concern about The Ark’s accounting or auditing matters or possible violation of law or Ark policy. Such communications may be designated confidential, but anonymous communications will not be considered. All such communications will be handled with sensitivity, discretion and confidentiality to the extent allowed by the circumstances and the law. The status of all outstanding communications addressed to the Board, any director, or the Audit Committee will be reported to the Board and/or the Audit Committee, as appropriate, on a periodic basis. Ark policy expressly prohibits any Board member, employee or volunteer from retaliating or taking any adverse action against anyone who, in good faith, raises or helps to resolve credible concerns about possible violations of the law or Ark policy.
Formerly Whistleblower Policy for Finance, approved by the Board of Directors, June 28, 2010
Revised and approved by the Board of Directors March 27, 2017