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Whistleblower Hotline

The management of CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture ) is committed to serving the public and its market sellers while upholding the highest ethical standards. In support of this commitment, we strive to adopt and model nonprofit management best practices.

One such practice, currently used by governmental units, many for-profit corporations, and some larger nonprofit organizations, is to provide an anonymous, independent “whistleblower” hotline that allows anyone to report a matter of concern related to fraud, waste, abuse, or conflict of interest. Currently the operation of such a hotline by nonprofits is required by law in the state of Hawaii, and is also being recommended by the IRS for adoption by all nonprofits both for their protection and to demonstrate their commitment to using best practices. CUESA is voluntarily enacting its own reporting hotline. 

It is important to note that this reporting system is for concerns regarding CUESA board director or staff issues of waste, fraud, abuse or conflict of interest.  This is a not a system for reporting concerns about farmers market sellers; direct any concerns about market sellers to info@cuesa.org.

How does it work?

A special toll-free number or website is available to anyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Toll free phone: 877.534.0375            

Web access: www.reportlineweb.com/CUESA

When you call, you will be greeted by an interviewer who will document the situation with you in detail. You don’t have to give your name, and your call is not recorded.

The interviewer will give you a report number and ask you to make one call back at a later date.

The information you report is then replayed to a special CUESA Board of Directors management team. This team will look into your concern.

Using the report number and scheduled call back date given to you by the interviewer, you call back for a follow-up. At that time, you may be given a management response, asked for additional information, or provided with appropriate instructions on how to pursue your concerns.

The web reporting system does not track visitors to the web site. You can choose to provide your name or remain anonymous. When submitting an online report please complete all screens of the Web Report Form and provide all required information. No information will be transmitted until you click the submit button on the final screen. CUESA’s ability to respond depends on the accuracy and completeness of the information you provide. The best and easiest way to report your concerns is to call the hotline.

 

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »