All employees of NAMI Chicago are responsible for the detection and prevention of fraud, misappropriations, and otherirregularities. Fraud is defined as wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. Employees will be familiar with the types of improprieties that might occur within his or her area of responsibility, and be alert for any indication of irregularity. Any irregularity that is detected or suspected must be reported immediately to the Executive Director who coordinates all investigations with NAMI Chicago’s legal counsel and other affected areas, both internal and external.
The terms fraud, misappropriation, and other irregularities refer to, but are not limited to:• Any dishonest or fraudulent act• Misappropriation of funds, securities, supplies, or other assets• Impropriety in the handling or reporting of money or financial transactions• Profiteering as a result of insider knowledge of company activities• Disclosing confidential and proprietary information to outside parties• Accepting or seeking anything of material value from contractors, vendors, or persons providing services/materials to thecompany.• Destruction, removal, or inappropriate use of records, furniture, fixtures, and equipment