Whistleblower Policy

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Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County
5740 Airport FWY
Fort Worth, TX 76117  


Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County (Agency) requires board members, officers, employees, and volunteers to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the Agency, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

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

No Retaliation
It is contrary to the values of the Agency for anyone to retaliate against any board members, officers, employees, and volunteers who in good faith report 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 the Agency. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to disciplinary action, up to an including termination.

Reporting Procedure
The Agency has an open-door policy and suggests that employees share their questions, concerns, suggestions, or complaints with their manager. If you are not comfortable speaking with your manager or you are not satisfied with your manager’s response, you are encouraged to speak with anyone else in management or Human Resources. Management is required to report complaints or concerns about suspected ethical and legal violations in writing to Human Resources and the CEO who have the responsibility to investigate all reported complaints.

Accounting and Auditing Matters
The CEO shall immediately notify the Budget/Finance Committee of any concerns or complaint regarding corporate accounting practices, internal controls or auditing and work with the committee until the matter is resolved.

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
Management, Human Resources and/or the CEO 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 investigation.