Whistle Blower Policy
New England Kurn Hattin Homes believes in practicing sound governance and exercising prudent risk management.
We can only be in a position to correct a situation if we become aware of the problem.
Kurn Hattin encourages staff and volunteers to come forward with credible information on illegal practices or violations of adopted policies of the organization.
We encourage people to report their concerns.
It is contrary to Kurn Hattin’s values for anyone to retaliate against anyone who in good faith reports an ethics violation or a suspected violation of the law. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.
Information of concern should be reported to your supervisor, the Director of Human Resources, the Executive Director, or the Board of Trustees President.
Civil Rights Policy
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027), found online at How to File A Complaint and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.