Required Cooperation with Investigations

This organization takes every allegation of abuse or misconduct seriously and will fully cooperate with the authorities to investigate all cases of alleged abuse or misconduct.

Employees and volunteers shall cooperate with any external investigation by outside authorities or internal investigation conducted by the organization or persons given investigative authority by the organization.

Cooperation with investigations includes, but is not limited to:

• Promptly acknowledging and responding to requests for information;

• Making oneself available for meetings with investigating officials;

• Providing full, accurate, and truthful information;

• Keeping confidential information learned or transmitted during the investigation, unless directed by legal authorities, and

• Preserving relevant information and documents. An employee or volunteer’s failure to cooperate with an investigation will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or dismissal from the organization.

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