Prepared by: _____ Date: ___________ Reviewed by: ____ Date: ___________
WHISTLEBLOWING INTERNAL CONTROL QUESTIONNAIRE Question
Is there a policy on whistleblowing? Is a definition provided? What examples are provided? What are the suggested methods for whistleblowing? What is the organization’s stance on whistleblowing? Has the impact of whistleblowing been considered? What legislation exists to protect whistleblowers against discrimination? Dos the Whistleblowing Policy cover the rights of the whistleblower? Can assurance be gained from the policy that the whistleblower will be protected? What happens if a whistleblower is dismissed or victimized after making the disclosure? What does the policy state about disclosing details to the media? Has the policy been formally approved? By whom? When? Who does the whistleblower contact regarding concerns? What is the procedure for raising a concern? What happens next? Are interviews held to discuss the details? Who attends these interviews? Are records kept? What is the procedure for investigations? At what stage are disciplinary procedures invoked? What happens if the investigation did not raise any issues? What feedback is given to the whistleblower about the outcome? What happens if the whistleblower is not satisfied with the outcome? What are allowed/not allowed courses of action? Are there set periods for responding to concerns? Are these monitored? By whom? Are these reported? To whom? How often? Is an annual report produced on whistleblowing?
Contributed by Kastuv Ray, 4th July 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org