ISACA Puget Sound Chapter Whistleblower Policy
Effective: October 2018
1. PURPOSE AND REPORTING RESPONSIBILITY
ISACA requires the board, members and volunteers to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As representatives of ISACA, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable individuals to raise serious concerns internally so that ISACA can address and correct inappropriate conduct and actions. It is the responsibility of the board, all members, and volunteers to report concerns about violations of ISACA’s code of ethics or suspected violations of law or regulations that govern ISACA’s operations.
2. NO RETALIATION
It is contrary to the values of ISACA for anyone to retaliate against any board member, member, 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 ISACA. Any individual who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of membership and participation.
3. REPORTING PROCEDURE
ISACA suggests that the board, members, or volunteers share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with the ISACA President. If you are not comfortable speaking with the President or you are not satisfied with the President’s response, you are encouraged to speak with the Vice-President or ISACA International (firstname.lastname@example.org). Board members are required to report complaints or concerns about suspected ethical and legal violations in writing to the ISACA President, who has the responsibility to investigate all reported complaints.
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
4. ACTING IN GOOD FAITH
5. CONFIDENTIALITYViolations 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.
6. HANDING OF REPORTED VIOLATIONSThe ISACA 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 investigation.