Ethical Conduct and Governance
What follows is the foundation's "whistleblower" policy in its entirety. It is addressed to our employees.
Alternatively, if you are not comfortable speaking to a manager or do not feel your issue has been properly addressed, you may contact the Chief Human Resources Officer, General Counsel, or the Chief Executive Officer. If you do not believe that these channels of communication can/should be used to express their concerns, you may utilize the anonymous hotline service the foundation has established. If you are not comfortable with these alternatives you may also contact the foundation's outside legal counsel. (An internal Web site provides employees with contact information for the foundation’s outside legal counsel.)
Under this policy (sometimes referred to as a "whistleblower policy"), those who report illegal or improper activity will be protected. Efforts will be made to treat a report of unethical or illegal conduct as confidential, consistent with the need to investigate and prevent or correct the action. The individual making the report will not be discharged, threatened, harassed, or discriminated against for reporting in good faith what they perceive to be wrongdoing, violations of law, or unethical conduct.