APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: December 14, 2021
DePorres Place expects its directors, officers, employees, and other representatives to observe
high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities.
As employees and representatives of DePorres Place, we must practice honesty and integrity in
fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
It is the responsibility of all directors, officers, and employees to report Wrongful Conduct in
accordance with this Whistleblower Policy.
“Wrongful Conduct” is defined in this Whistleblower Policy to include: a serious violation of
DePorres Place’s policy; a violation of applicable state and federal law; or the use of DePorres’
property, resources, or authority for personal gain or other non-organization-related purpose
except as provided under DePorres Place’s policy.
This definition of Wrongful Conduct is not intended to be an exclusive listing of the illegal or
improper activity encompassed by the Whistleblower Policy. Rather, the Whistleblower Policy is
intended to serve as a means of reporting all serious improprieties that potentially impact the
integrity and effective operation of DePorres Place.
No director, officer, or employee who in good faith reports Wrongful Conduct will suffer
harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence. Any director, officer, or employee
who retaliates against anyone who has reported Wrongful Conduct in good faith is subject to
discipline up to and including termination of employment or removal from the board or directors,
as applicable. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and
others to raise serious concerns within DePorres Place prior to seeking resolution outside of
REPORTING WRONGFUL CONDUCT
DePorres Place encourages its directors, officers, and employees to share their questions,
concerns, suggestions, or complaints with someone who can address them properly. Any director,
officer, or employee may report Wrongful Conduct to the Executive Director or the President of
the Board of Directors. If the Wrongful Conduct implicates one or both of the Executive Director
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or the President of the Board of Directors, or if the reporting individual is not comfortable
speaking with or not satisfied with response of the foregoing individuals, the issue may be
reported to any member of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director, President of the Board
of Directors, and all members of the Board of Directors to whom a report of Wrongful Conduct is
made are required to immediately advise the full board of directors of such report of Wrongful
ACTING IN GOOD FAITH
Anyone filing a complaint of Wrongful Conduct must be acting in good faith and have reasonable
grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates Wrongful Conduct. Any allegations that
prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be
false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense.
Reports of Wrongful Conduct or suspected Wrongful Conduct may be submitted on a confidential
basis by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously. Reports of Wrongful Conduct or
suspected Wrongful Conduct will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the
need to conduct an adequate investigation.
HANDLING OF REPORTED WRONGFUL CONDUCT
A representative of the Board of Directors will notify the sender and acknowledge receipt of the
reported Wrongful Conduct or suspected Wrongful Conduct within five business days, unless such
report was submitted anonymously. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate
corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.