After reading these policies, you may sign them with one affirmation form.
This Operational Ethics Policy addresses conflicts of interest and business ethics but does not include the other ethical values and policies of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Adopted by Greater Milwaukee Synod Council on November 17, 2011 (SC11.11.10.) See also Greater Milwaukee Synod Continuing Resolution S10.05.A11.
“We are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.” – Hebrews 13:18b
“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.” – Proverbs 11:3
It is the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s policy to prevent all fraud and improper financial activities, to seek to discover any fraud or improper activities, and to deal appropriately when such activities come to light. The Synod is responsible for implementing internal controls and monitoring activities designed to prevent and detect misappropriation of Greater Milwaukee Synod’s assets and intentional material misrepresentation of the Synod’s financial or other actions constituting fraud. It is the Synod’s responsibility to communicate this policy to all synod council members, employees and volunteers and their responsibility to comply with this policy.
Actions Constituting Fraud
Actions of fraud include but are not limited to:
The policy applies to fraud or suspected fraud by synod council members, employees, volunteers, and others doing business with the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Greater Milwaukee Synod – ELCA Anti-Fraud Policy Relating to Synod Matters
Fraud and Financial Misconduct Prevention
The Greater Milwaukee Synod is committed to follow best practices including a commitment to educating the staff to prevent fraud and financial misconduct and having an outside audit conducted by a CPA firm to aid in the disclosure of such fraud and financial misconduct.
Reporting Responsibilities and Safeguards
Employees who have committed fraud will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. There will be consultation with the Synod Council before an action is taken.
Approved May 5, 2012 (Synod Council Action SC 12.05.10.)