Whistleblower Procedures

  • All “whistle blower” type complaints reported to HES executive staff will be communicated to the identified Board representative or Board President and specified as “groundless”, “investigated no further action recommended” or “investigated and description of action to be taken”.
  • The executive director will have decisions to “take action” reviewed by the identified Board representative or Board President prior to taking action.
  • If the nature of complaint necessitates immediate action be taken by the executive director, it will be reported to the identified Board representative and President as soon as possible.
  •  Any “action taken” or “further investigation” will be reported to the Board at the next scheduled Board meeting
  • The identified Board representative or Board President, after reviewing complaints specified as “groundless” or “investigated no further action taken” will determine if they will be reported to the Board at the next scheduled Board meeting.
  • All “whistle blower” type complaints sent to any Board member or the identified Board representative will be reported to the Board President along with the concomitant recommendation.
  • The identified Board representative, with the agreement of the Board President or in his absence another Board officer, is empowered to initiate a further investigation or to take action if the nature of the complaint necessitates action be taken before the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.
  • Any “whistle blower” type complaint received by the identified Board representative that is recommended for “further investigation” or “action to be taken” will be reported at the next scheduled Board meeting.
  • The identified Board representative and Board President, after review of complaints recommended as “groundless” or “investigated no further action recommended” will determine if they should be reported to the Board at the next scheduled Board meeting.
  • “Whistle Blower” type complaints sent to the HES Board of Directors, or any specific Board member, must be reviewed by the identified Board representative who will recommend “groundless”, “further investigation required” or “action to be taken”.