Our roles, as stewards of the Girl Scouts mission, demand that we—all Board and Committee members, volunteers, and employees (henceforth to be called in this policy “volunteers and employees”)—uphold the public trust and act in an ethical manner. These ethical values include integrity, openness, honesty, accountability, fairness, respect, and responsibility.
Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal) has established a Code of Conduct which requires the highest business standards and personal behavior in all matters regarding the Council, including finance, governance, fundraising, mission operations, legal matters, equal opportunity and employment. We are committed to maintaining a positive, ethical environment for all members, volunteers, parents/caregivers, community partners, employees and supporters.
This Whistleblower Policy works in addition to and in support of GSNorCal’s Code of Conduct, Volunteer Policy, unlawful harassment and discrimination policies, “open door policy” and/or any other grievance procedure, risk and safety policy, anti-child abuse policy, and any applicable state and federal laws governing whistleblowing applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations. Volunteers and employees are expected to comply with all applicable policies and the law.
Anonymous Whistleblower Hotline
If anyone wants to report a serious concern related to the Council and is not sure who to report to or who wants to report anonymously, that person may use a confidential third party automated telephone and email service which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Suggested information to include when reporting a concern:
- What concern or wrongdoing is being reported?
- When did it occur?
- Specific location where it occurred?
- How the individual(s) committed the alleged wrongdoing?
- Why the informant believes the activity to be improper?
- What documentation or evidence exists to corroborate the allegations?
- Other witnesses (if any) to the alleged wrongdoing.