It is the policy of the Veterans One-stop Center of WNY and its Board of Directors that an appraisal of the organization be performed at least every 2 years to determine the performance and effectiveness of its strategies. This assessment will be used to advise and detem1ine future actions required for the organization to achieve its mission.
A written report or strategic plan will be distributed to the Board of Directors.
All directors, officers and employees are expected at act in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, and with the policies of the Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY at all times, and to assist in ensuring that the organization conducts its business and affairs accordingly.
Any director, officer, employee or consultant who has engaged in. or who reasonably suspects any other director, officer, employee, consultant, or grantee of engaging in , any violation of the law, regulations, ethical rules or any policy of the Organization must report such activity as soon as possible. Such activity may include, but is not limited to. financial wrongdoing (including circumvention of internal controls or violation of the accounting policies of the Organization), fraud, harassment, or any other illegal or unethical conduct.
Reports may be made by writing to the Chair of the Board. Alternatively, employees may make such repot1s to their Supervisor or to the Chief Executive Officer, where appropriate. Any person receiving such a report must refer it to the CEO or the Chair of the Board as soon as possible. Reports may be made anonymously. however the obligation to report a violation of a law. regulation or policy of the Organization is not satisfied by the individual reporting his or her own violation anonymously. Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the investigation to the extent reasonable and practicable under the circumstances, and consistent with appropriate investigative and corrective action.
There will be no adverse employment action or other retaliation against any individual who reports a suspected violation or assists in an investigation, except in those instances where the Organization or an individual within the Organization.
Intimidation, coercion, threats or discrimination against any individual who reports suspected wrongdoing is prohibited.