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A Letter from Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D.
As stewards for resources entrusted to the Diocese of Memphis, we believe we are called to a high standard of ethical behavior and responsibility in financial management of the Diocese. Some of the standards of accountability we practice are:
- To maintain high quality of service and employee integrity, we have established rules of employee conduct.
- Employees and board members are required to avoid any conflict of interest that would lead to personal gain.
- A system of internal controls have been developed to prevent or detect fraud.
- The Diocesan Finance Council consists of professional volunteers who approve audit services, communicate with the independent auditors, approve the annual audit report, approve diocesan assessments, and approve the budget for central office administration.
- The Banking and Investment Committee monitors banking relations and implementation of the diocesan investment policy.
- The Diocese of Memphis sets standards for parish financial management:
- Financial policy and procedures and other assistance is published on the diocesan website www.cdom.org.
- All parishes’ fiscal year statements are included in the diocesan audit and are subject to the same audit procedures.
- The regional controller provides direct support and training.
- The Diocese of Memphis publishes the annual audit and an annual report on the diocesan website.
As an additional standard for professional responsibility, The Diocese of Memphis has implemented a reporting system to allow employees, volunteers, vendors, parishioners and others to monitor and report any suspected instance of financial misconduct.
Lastly, to support the extensive policies and procedures of the diocese, we are instituting a hotline to allow employees, volunteers, vendors, parishioners and other interested parties to report concerns they have regarding suspected financial misconduct. We have chosen EthicsPoint, an independent third-party company, to administer our financial reporting system. Reports may be filed either via the web using the links in the box above this letter, or via one of EthicsPoint's trained specialists at 1-877-253-4281.
Thank you for your interest and commitment to the Church in West Tennessee. My prayer is that we may all grow together as stewards and witnesses of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the Divine Word,
Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D.
Bishop of Memphis in Tennessee
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