An effective whistleblower policy encourages staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to report suspected wrongdoing without fear of retaliation. This sample whistleblower policy is intended to help CAAs comply with the federal rules and regulations related to the protection of whistleblowers. It covers the following key areas: Purpose, Good Faith, Reporting, Confidentiality, Investigation, and No Retaliation. CAAs may use this sample whistleblower policy as a template as they develop and amend written policies and procedures for resolving complaints and protecting whistleblowers at their organizations.
CAPLAW’s Policies in Practice: Whistleblower Policy webinar discussed this updated sample policy, how the policy should be administered to protect whistleblowers and ensure prompt internal investigations, as well as the legal framework governing whistleblowers under grant requirements, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other federal statutes.