Whistleblower Policy

Application:  Library Director


The Cape Vincent Community Library’s Rules of Conduct requires all employees and volunteers to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As representatives of this Library, employees and volunteers shall practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling their responsibilities and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations.


It is the responsibility of the staff and volunteers to comply with Cape Vincent Community Library’s Personnel Policy and all local, state, and federal laws and regulations, and to report any factual information based on unethical, dishonest, misrepresentative, or unlawful conduct.

The Cape Vincent Community Library encourages all staff and volunteers to report any questions, concerns, suggestions, or complaints promptly. Information shall be directed to the Library Director.  If unsatisfied with the response or it would be inappropriate to speak to the Director, the president or vice president of the Board of Trustees shall be advised.

No Retaliation

This policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and volunteers to raise serious concerns within the Library for investigation and appropriate action. No employee of the Library or volunteer who in good faith reports a violation of the Library’s policies or of any law, regulation, or policy shall suffer harassment, retaliation, or adverse employment consequence. Any employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith shall be subject to discipline up to and including termination.

Approved and Adopted: by Board of Trustees on April 9, 2015
Reviewed and Adopted:  by Board of Trustees on September 17, 2020