The whistleblower protection policy is being implemented for the FMEA to comply with the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002 (Sarbanes-Oxley). This provision in the legislation applies to all organizations, not just those that operate for profit.
An employee or volunteer of the FMEA, who reports waste, fraud, or abuse will not be terminated or otherwise retaliated against for making the report.
The report will be investigated and even if determined not to be waste, fraud, or abuse, the individual making the report will not be retaliated against. There will be no punishment for reporting problems – including termination of employment, demotion, suspension, harassment, failure to consider the employee for promotion, or any other kind of discrimination.
There are several ways to make a report of suspected waste, fraud, or abuse:
FMEA Actions in Response
Whether reported to the president or the executive director, the executive committee shall investigate the allegation. As part of that investigation, the executive committee may
Following the investigation, the FMEA Executive Committee shall –