The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for receipt and handling of complaints alleging that some policy, practice, or activity of the Nevada State College Foundation (NSCF) is in violation of law or constitutes misuse of NSCF resources.
It is the intent of NSCF to adhere to all laws and regulations that apply to the Foundation and the underlying purpose of this policy is to support the organization’s goal of legal compliance. The support of all Board members and/or employees is necessary to achieving compliance with various federal, state and local laws and regulations. A Board member and/or employee is protected from retaliation only if the Board member and/or employee brings the alleged unlawful activity, policy, or practice to the attention of NSCF and provides it with a reasonable opportunity to investigate and correct the alleged unlawful activity. The protection described below is only available to Board members and /or employees who comply with this requirement.
If any Board member and/or employee reasonably believes that some policy, practice, or activity of the NSCF is in violation of law, a written complaint must be filed by that Board member and/or employee directly with the Board Chair or to the President of the College. The written complaint must set forth in detail the policy, practice, or activity alleged to be in violation of law.
NSCF will not retaliate against a Board member or an employee who, in good faith, has filed a complaint against some policy, practice, or activity of NSCF, or of another individual or entity with whom NSCF has a business relationship, on the basis of a reasonable belief that the policy, practice, or activity is in violation of law.
NSCF also will not retaliate against a Board member or employee who discloses or threatens to disclose to the Chair and/or a supervisor and/or a public body any activity, policy, or practice of NSCF that the employee reasonably believes is in violation of law, rule, or regulation.
Approved June 2009.
Updated December 2009.
Reviewed July 2011.
Reviewed September 2013.
Reviewed September 2015.