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Western Reserve Rowing Association

Whistleblower Policy

The Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable WRRA employees, members, volunteers, and others related to the organization to raise serious concerns and/or to report any violation of policy, procedure, or ethics; illegal activity or other misconduct by employees, volunteers, or others related to the organization prior to seeking resolution outside the organization.

 

WRRA’s Board of Director members (directors), officers and employees are responsible to comply with WRRA’s policies, regulations, and applicable laws and are required to report suspected violations of policies and relevant laws in accordance with the observation of high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities.

 

No Retaliation:

No person who in good faith reports a suspected violation shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence based on the reporting of such a violation. A board member, employee, organization member or volunteer who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including removal from the board, termination of employment, revocation of membership, or prohibition on volunteering for the organization.

 

Procedures:

  • Reports can be made directly to the president or vice president of WRRA or other officer(s) as appropriate. To the extent that the activity or misconduct involves an officer, the report should be made to any other director(s).

  • To ensure that the report is received and addressed in a timely manner, the report should be sent to two a minimum of two (2) directors.

  • Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously.

  • Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.

  • The recipient of a complaint will notify the sender and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or misconduct within five business days.

  • All reports will be promptly investigated, and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.

  • A list of current Board Members and contact information can be found on the Board Members and Staff Page.

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