Whistleblower Information

Scully Learning Center Foundation Member and Volunteer Protection Policy

Scully Learning Center Foundation (“SLCF”) requires board members participants, and volunteers to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As representatives of the SLCF we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Reporting Responsibility
This Member and Volunteer Protection Policy is intended to encourage and enable board members and others to raise serious concerns internally so that SLCF can address and correct inappropriate conduct and actions. It is the responsibility of all board members, participants, and volunteers to report concerns about violations of SLCF’s code of ethics or suspected violations of law or regulations that govern SLCF’s operations.

No Retaliation
It is contrary to the values of SLCF for anyone to retaliate against any board member, participant, or volunteer who in good faith reports an ethics violation, or a suspected violation of law, such as a complaint of discrimination, or suspected fraud, or suspected violation of any regulation governing the operations of SLCF. A member who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including expulsion.

Reporting Procedure
SLCF has an open-door policy and suggests that board members, participants and volunteers share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with their Volunteer Coordinator or Board Vice President. If you are not comfortable speaking with your coordinator or you are not satisfied with your coordinator’s response, you are encouraged to speak with the President. Coordinators and Board Members are required to report complaints or concerns about suspected ethical and legal violations in writing to the SLCF’s Board Vice President, who has the responsibility to investigate all reported complaints.

Board President
The SLCF Board Vice President is responsible for ensuring that all complaints about unethical or illegal conduct are investigated and resolved. The Board Vice President will advise the governing board of all complaints and their resolution and will report at least annually to the governing board on compliance activity relating to accounting or alleged financial improprieties.

Acting in Good Faith
Anyone filing a written complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense.

Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.

Handling of Reported Violations
The SLCF Board President will notify the person who submitted a complaint and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the SLCF governing board.