Whistleblower Policy

Policy on Reporting of Financial, Auditing or Governance Improprieties

The National Psoriasis Foundation is committed to facilitating open and honest communications relevant to its governance, finances, and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. It is important that the National Psoriasis Foundation be apprised about unlawful or improper behavior including, but not limited to, any of the following conduct:

  • theft
  • illegal activity
  • financial reporting that is intentionally misleading;
  • improper or undocumented financial transactions;
  • improper destruction of records;
  • improper use of assets;
  • harassment
  • violations of federal, state or local laws, regulations, and ordnances
  • danger to employee health or safety
  • violations of the National Psoriasis Foundation’s conflict-of-interest policy; and
  • any other improper occurrence regarding cash, financial procedures, or reporting.

We request the assistance of every employee who has a reasonable belief or suspicion about any improper transaction. The National Psoriasis Foundation values this input, and each employee should feel free to raise issues of concern, in good faith, without fear of retaliation. Employees will not be disciplined, demoted, lose their jobs, or be retaliated against for asking questions or voicing concerns about conduct of this sort. At the same time, the National Psoriasis Foundation expects all employees to take this policy seriously, to use it in good faith, and to use it when necessary and in a judicious manner. Reports that are not made in good faith, or otherwise are intended to harass or annoy an employee, may result in disciplinary action, including termination.

Making a Report

We encourage any employee who has a concern regarding an action concerning the National Psoriasis Foundation’s governance, finances, or compliance with all applicable laws and regulations to raise the concern with the Director of Human Resources, a supervisor, the President and CEO, or the Vice President of Finance & Operations.

The recipient of any complaint shall promptly report the complaint to the Finance Committee in a manner that maintains confidentiality of the complaint in as practical a manner as possible.

If, for any reason, the employee does not believe these channels of communication are adequate, the concern should be reported immediately to either the Chair of the Board or the Chair of the Audit Committee. Anonymous reports will be accepted, and all reports will be handled on as confidential a basis as is practical. The contact information for the board chair and the chair of the Audit Committee appears below.

Mark the envelope: “TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY. PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL.”

The board chair or the chair of the audit committee will coordinate the investigation and the National Psoriasis Foundation will take appropriate action as it deems justifiable by the circumstances.

Contact Information


Board Chair

Chip Newton
501 Brightwaters Blvd NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
chip@rnewton3.com

Audit Committee Chair
Ron Grau
561-212-7881
ron@thegraufamily.com

Contact information updated May 22, 2020.

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