Sample Whistleblower Policy by HUGE Improv: (downloadable pdf) A great local example of how to be compliant with whistleblower laws and also publicly accountable (this is available to the public on their website).
HUGE Theater requires board members and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the HUGE Theater, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
It is the responsibility of all board members and employees to report ethics violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy. HUGE Theater has an anonymous feedback form available publicly on the website. Any member of the community, staff, or the board may enter a complaint via this form.
In addition, HUGE Theater has an open door policy and suggests that employees share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with someone who can address them properly. If an employee has a reasonable belief that an employee of HUGE Theater has engaged in any action that violates any applicable law, or regulation, including those concerning accounting and auditing, or constitutes a fraudulent practice, the employee is expected to immediately report such information to any member of the Board of Directors with whom they feel comfortable.
However, if you are not comfortable speaking with a member of the board, or you are not satisfied with that person’s response, you are encouraged to report suspected ethics violations to the HUGE Theater’s Compliance Officer, who has specific and exclusive responsibility to investigate all reported violations. For suspected fraud, or when you are not satisfied or uncomfortable with following HUGE Theater’s open door policy, individuals should contact HUGE Theater’s Compliance Officer directly.