WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

It is the policy of Mission: Hope to be committed to the highest possible standards of ethical, moral, and legal conduct.  Therefore, if any employee has a concern about suspected misconduct, dishonesty, and fraud, he or she will be protected from reprisals or victimization for whistle blowing in good faith. 

If any person knows of or has a suspicion about misconduct, dishonesty or fraud, the CEO should be contacted.  If the alleged wrongdoing concerns the CEO, then another director of the organization or a Board member should be notified instead.

If the CEO or another director of the organization receives information about misconduct, dishonesty or fraud, they will inform the Board of Directors which will determine the procedure for investigating all credible allegations.

At all times, the privacy and reputation of individuals involved will be respected.  No punishment or other retaliation will be permitted for the reporting of conduct under this policy.  If the person providing the information requests anonymity, this request will be respected to the extent that doing so does not impede any investigation.

Acting in Good Faith

Anyone filing a complaint must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates misconduct, dishonesty, or fraud.  Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and that prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense.

Definition of Terms

For purposes of this policy, the definition of misconduct, dishonesty, and fraud includes but is not limited to:

  • Acts which are inconsistent with ministry policy
  • Theft or other misappropriation of ministry assets
  • Misstatements or other irregularities in ministry records
  • Incorrect financial reporting
  • Misuse of ministry resources
  • Illegal activities
  • Immoral or unbiblical activities
  • Forgery or alteration of documents
  • Any other form of fraud

Last Updated: April 2018