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Accounting, Auditing, Billing and Internal Financial Controls Concerns about questionable practices relating to accounting, auditing, billing or internal financial controls and expenses.
Certification, Licensure, Scope of Practice or Qualifications Concerns Individual performing work without documentation of current certification, licensure, or qualifications. Also, providing services outside the scope of the Firm's practice.
Confidentiality and Misappropriation Confidentiality refers to the protection of the Firm's, client's, and vendor's/partner's/other's nonpublic information and use of such information only for legitimate business purposes. Misappropriation refers to the unauthorized or improper use of a third party's intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Conflict of Interest A conflict of interest (COI) is defined as a situation in which a person or organization acts in a manner that compromises his or its ability to provide unbiased advisory services to the detriment of the client. Examples include providing or receiving compensation or gifts in exchange for predetermining the outcome of consulting services, knowingly serving in a capacity so as not to ensure the most favorable outcome for a client, or advising multiple clients and/or parties on the same matter where an outcome may benefit one to the detriment of the other.
Disclosure of Confidential Information Unauthorized and unlawful disclosure of Firm-owned intellectual property or trade secrets, as well as employee, client information, marketing, and other corporate databases, marketing plans, business proposals, and strategies.
Discrimination or Harassment Uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed at an employee or another person because of his or her sex, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, beliefs, marital status, national origin, age, disability, race, color, as a disabled veteran or any other legally protected characteristics.
Diverting of Product or Business Opportunity Using Firm property, information or position for personal gain; appropriating or diverting any business opportunity or idea in which the Firm might have an interest; competing with the Firm in any way.
Document Creation and Retention Relates to the violation of Firm document retention policies and the improper alteration, destruction, mutilation, concealment, or falsification of a document, including in the context of any ongoing or known contemplated official proceeding or investigation.
Electronic Communication and Social Media Inappropriate commentary on Firm, employees, or business partners in any form of electronic communication.
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.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations Violations of the FCPA include (i) bribery of foreign officials (including persons employed directly by a foreign government, persons employed by commercial enterprises owned or controlled by foreign governments, and private persons who have responsibilities similar to those of governmental employees) and (ii) making false or misleading entries on the Firmís books for any purpose.
Gifts and Entertainment Refers to the inappropriate offerings, solicitations, or gifts to clients or other third parties, as defined by the recipient's ethics policies, in a capacity as an employee of the Firm.
Illegal or Fraudulent Conduct Any activity that is prohibited by law or a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.
Misconduct or Inappropriate Behavior Intentional wrongdoing; specifically: deliberate violation of a law or standard.
Misrepresentation of Credentials/Falsification of Employment Application Misrepresentation or falsification of credentials (i.e., education or experience) used in obtaining employment. Falsifying or omitting information about a past conviction record, etc.
Misuse of Assets or Services Inappropriate use of Firm resources or equipment for nonbusiness reasons.
Professionalism Unprofessional or immoral behavior in both Internal and external communications of any form (conversational, telephone, electronic communication, correspondence).
Regulatory Compliance Violation of laws, requirements, or guidelines of a governmental agency, or regulatory body.
Substance Abuse Substance abuse is defined as the misuse of both legal and illegal drugs, including alcohol, while at work or in a professional capacity.
Theft The act of stealing; specifically: the felonious taking and removing of personal, Firm, or client property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.
Violation of Policy Willful or innocent actions that are in direct violation of Firm policy, procedures, code of conduct, and/or implied contractual responsibilities. (Examples include: nondisclosure agreements, hiring standards, safety, Internet use, corporate guidelines)
Violence or Threat Violence is an expression of the intention to inflict evil, injury, or damage to a person or their property. (Examples include: direct, veiled, conditional, violent)
Other If you feel that the definitions above do not describe the event, action, or situation about which you are looking to report, please use this header.