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Columbia Banking System Inc.
(Columbia Bank)
Accounting, Auditing and Internal Financial Controls Concerns regarding questionable practices relating to accounting, auditing or internal financial controls and the unethical systematic recording and analysis of the business and financial transactions associated with generally accepted accounting practices. (Examples include: misstatement of revenues, misstatement of expenses, misstatement of assets, misapplications of GAAP principles, wrongful transactions.)
Conflicts of Interest A conflict of interest is defined as a situation in which an employee, client, supplier, or vendor has a private or personal interest or material connection sufficient to appear to influence the objective exercise of his or her official duties. (Examples may include: inappropriate vendor or client relations, bribery, misuse of confidential information, or improper giving and receiving of gifts.)
Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records Falsification of records consists of altering, fabricating, falsifying, or forging all or any part of a document, contract or record for the purpose of gaining an advantage, or misrepresenting the value of the document, contract or record.
Human Resources Concerns
  • Discrimination, Harassment, Equal Employment or Diversity Issues (Examples may include: hiring, job assignments, terminations, promotions, educational decisions, and compensation, inappropriate physical or language interaction, etc.)
  • Retaliation against an employee for reporting concerns
  • Alcohol/Drug/Substance Abuse in Workplace
  • Workplace or Personal Safety Matters (Examples include: OSHA violations, Physical Threats or Violence, etc.)
  • Supervisor or Manager Conduct
  • Employee Disputes
Legal, Regulatory or Policy Violations (non-HR) Intentional wrongdoing. Specifically: deliberate violation of a law, regulation or policy/ standard. (e.g. Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering, improper payments, non-disclosure agreements, corporate guidelines, etc.)
Sales and Advertising Sales, Marketing and Advertising Practices - Refers to any false, misleading or deceptive advertising, sales or promotional materials, deliberate misleading messages, omissions, false claims about the Company's or any competitor products.
Securities Violations Infringement, transgression; specifically: an infringement of the rules which securities acts define. (Examples include: insider trading, corporate action disclosure, etc.)
Theft or Embezzlement To appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use and/or the act of stealing: specifically: the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. (Examples include: Stealing of property, intentional manipulation of records, misappropriation of funds)
Unauthorized Access or Disclosure of Confidential Information Unauthorized access and/or unlawful disclosure of corporately owned intellectual property or trade secrets, as well as employee, customer or consumer information, marketing and other corporate data bases, marketing plans, business proposals and strategies.
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