Whistle Blower Policy

COMPLAINT PROCEDURES FOR FINANCIAL, ACCOUNTING AND AUDIT MATTERS

Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) is committed to fair, accurate, and transparent accounting of its financial matters and requires full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, accounting standards, accounting controls, and audit practices.

Reporting Responsibility

It is the responsibility of all directors, officers, and employees to conduct themselves in accordance with the requirements and spirit of this policy and to report any suspected violations of this policy or other questionable financial, accounting or audit matters without fear of retaliation.

In order to facilitate a complete investigation, the reporting party should be prepared to provide as many details as possible, including a description of the questionable practice or behavior, the names of any persons involved, the names of any witnesses, dates, times, places, and any other available details.

In order to facilitate a complete investigation, the reporting party should be prepared to provide as many details as possible, including a description of the questionable practice or behavior, the names of any persons involved, the names of any witnesses, dates, times, places, and any other available details

Anyone who becomes aware of any questionable accounting or auditing matters, or who receive complaints or concerns from other employees, must immediately report them directly to the Ethics Officer in accordance with this policy
Click Here to contact The Tulsa Area United Way Ethics Officer

Any employee who fails to report such allegations is subject to disciplinary action up to or including termination of employment. Individuals not comfortable reporting such matters directly to the Ethics Officer should bring the concern to the attention of any member of the TAUW Finance and Audit Committee. Click Here to contact The Tulsa Area United Way Finance/Audit Committee

Individuals not comfortable reporting matters directly to any member of the Finance Committee should bring the concern to the attention of any member of the TAUW Executive Committee (Click Here to contact The Tulsa Area United Way Executive Committee). All concerns should be reported by calling the hotline at 918-295-6669 or by visiting www.tauw.org, Contact Us.

Investigation and Response

The Ethics Officer and members of the Finance and Audit Committee oversee the receipt and handling of allegations of questionable accounting or auditing matters, including directing an appropriate investigation and response. Based on its investigation, the Ethics Officer, on behalf of the Finance and Audit Committee, will direct the organization to take prompt and appropriate corrective action in response to the complaint or concern to ensure its compliance with legal and ethical requirements relating to financial, accounting, and auditing matters.

Confidentiality and Non-Retaliation

No director, officer or employee, who in good faith reports a violation of the applicable laws, rules, or this policy, shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence as a result of reporting a complaint or concern.

Employer may not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against any employee because:

  • Employee or someone acting on their behalf report or are about to report to the employer or a public body a violation or suspected violation of a law, rule, ordinance, regulation, or contract unless they know the report is false; or
  • Employee is requested by a public body to participate in an investigation, hearing, or inquiry held by a public body or a court action.

Any employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.

Reports of questionable accounting and audit practices will be kept confidential to the extent possible consistent with the Finance and Audit Committee’s obligation to investigate and correct unlawful or unethical accounting or audit practices. In order to ensure confidentiality, an employee may elect to make a complaint anonymously.

Employees who believe they are subject to retaliation because they have made a report, or participated in an investigation, should report such suspected retaliation to the Ethics Officer in the same manner as described above for the reporting of questionable practices. Employees who do not feel comfortable reporting such matters to the Ethics Officer should bring the concern to the attention of any member of the TAUW Executive Committee.

Questions about this policy should be directed to the Ethics Officer by sending information to the Ethics Officer. Contact information for the Ethics Officer is available on TAUW website on the Contact Us page or directly at: http://www.tauw.org/tauw/Ethics_Officer_Contact_Page.asp

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Latest News

New Tax Breaks For Donations
4/21/2020
Federal economic relief measures are providing some tax breaks to encourage charitable giving. Read more for a breakdown of the biggest changes.
Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Grant Funding
4/10/2020
Tulsa area nonprofit organizations that are providing direct support and resources to individuals experiencing COVID-19 related hardships may now apply for grant funding through the Tulsa Area COVID-19 Response Fund.
Mayor Bynum Issues Safer at Home Order for All Tulsans
3/28/2020
Mayor G.T Bynum issued a Safer at Home Order for all Tulsans beginning Sat., March 28 at 11:59 p.m. through April 16 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this week, the State of Oklahoma issued a Safer at Home Order statewide for those 65 years or older and individuals with underlying medical conditions. Mayor Bynum’s order includes all Tulsans regardless of age.
OK Public Schools Shift to Distance Learning From Home
3/25/2020
Oklahoma State Board of Education unanimously approves students will begin distance learning April 6th for the rest of the school year. School buildings will remain closed. ‬
Governor Orders all Nonessential Businesses to Close
3/24/2020
To protect the health and safety of all Oklahomans, all nonessential businesses and noncritical infrastructures will be closed in counties with community spread of COVID-19.
Tulsa Area COVID-19 Response Fund Now Accepting Donations
3/19/2020 7:00:00 PM
Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) and Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) have established the Tulsa Area COVID-19 Response Fund to provide support for nonprofit organizations that can assist individuals and families experiencing COVID-19 related hardships due to temporary lost income and unplanned expenses.
City of Tulsa Civil Emergency Declared
3/19/2020 11:00:00 AM
This executive order specifically limits restaurants to curbside, drive-thru, takeout and delivery services. It is up to the restaurant or business owner’s discretion on how they operate those services, but they should follow CDC guidelines for best practices
First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Oklahoma
3/19/2020 4:00:00 AM
Tulsa Health Department officials confirm a Tulsa County resident has died due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. A man in his 50s who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17 passed away due to complications on March 18. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
Expedited Unemployment Claims
3/18/2020
According to the state, due to the emergent situation, unemployment claims are being expedited.
Tulsa Health Department Public Health Preparedness Update
3/14/2020
Following consultation with the Director of the Tulsa Health Department, the City of Tulsa issued a directive prohibiting events of 250 or more in city facilities and revoking special event permits issued for events of 250 or more. This ban goes into effect today, March 14 at 5 p.m., until April 15, when it will be re-evaluated.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
3/9/2020
On Friday, March 6, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced a confirmed case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Tulsa County. Tulsa Area United Way will continue to monitor and share information from our community partners such as the Tulsa Health Department.