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WHISTLE-BLOWER POLICY



I.      PURPOSE

        To clearly state the City’s position related to the state and federal Whistle-blower Act(s),
        Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Texas Government Code, Chapter 554.


II.     SCOPE

        This policy applies to all City employees.


III.    POLICY

        The City is committed to upholding the requirements of all state and federal laws
        including applicable Whistle-blower Act(s). The City will not suspend, terminate, or
        otherwise discriminate against an employee who appropriately reports a violation of law
        to an appropriate authority if the employee report is made in good faith.

        Employee rights include:

        •   right and/or duty to report violations of law;
        •   right to report unsafe act or condition;
        •   right to file a Workers’ Compensation Claim;
        •   right to file a grievance; and
        •   right to file a complaint of alleged discrimination.




                                                                                    Whistle-Blower Policy
                                                                                            Policy No. 531
                                                                                Origination Date: 02/12/02
                                                                                   Review Date: 10/01/04
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