The Chester County Historical Society created a whistleblower policy in response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to protect whistleblowers and ensure transparency within the organization.

The policy encourages open and honest communication, encouraging the director, staff, and volunteers to raise concerns about questionable or unethical behavior.

Included is a plan for action that outlines the responsibility for reporting unethical behavior, the authority of the audit committee, and a no retaliation clause to protect the whistleblower.

The”Reporting Concerns” section addresses the hesitancies staff and volunteers may experience to report unethical behavior.

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