Whistleblower Protection

A whistleblower as defined by this policy is an employee of AGCI who reports an activity that he/she considers to be illegal or dishonest to one or more of the parties specified in this policy. The whistleblower is not responsible for investigating the activity or for determining fault or corrective measures; appropriate management officials are charged with these responsibilities.

Examples of illegal or dishonest activities are violations of federal, state or local laws; billing for services not performed or for goods not delivered; and other fraudulent financial reporting.

If an employee has knowledge of or a concern of illegal or dishonest fraudulent activity, the employee is to contact his/her immediate supervisor, the AGCI President or Human Resources. The employee must exercise sound judgment to avoid baseless allegations. An employee who intentionally files a false report of wrongdoing will be subject to discipline up to and including termination.

Whistleblower protections are provided in two important areas–confidentiality and against retaliation. Insofar as possible, the confidentiality of the whistleblower will be maintained. However, identity may have to be disclosed to conduct a thorough investigation, to comply with the law and to provide accused individuals their legal rights of defense.

AGCI will not retaliate against a whistleblower. This includes, but is not limited to, protection from retaliation in the form of an adverse employment action such as termination, compensation decreases, or poor work assignments and threats of physical harm. Any whistleblower who believes he/she is being retaliated against must contact the AGCI President or Human Resources immediately. The right of a whistleblower for protection against retaliation does not include immunity for any personal wrongdoing that is alleged and investigated.

All reports of illegal and dishonest activities will be promptly submitted to the AGCI President or Human Resources who is responsible for investigating and coordinating corrective action.

Employees with any questions regarding this policy should contact the AGCI President.

Links

Stewardship Report:

AGCI 2013 Financial Report
AGCI 2012 Financial Report
AGCI 2011 Financial Report

IRS Form 990

Form 990 2012
Form 991 2011

Policy Documentation

Whistleblower Policy
Records Retention Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Privacy Policy
Giving Policy

All God’s Children International does not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information outside the organization. When AGCI partners with other organizations (public, private, nonprofit or government) to fulfill its ministry of serving orphans around the world donor information remains confidential and is not disclosed to partner entities unless the donor gives specific permission to do so.