The Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (“CVB”) is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical, moral and legal business conduct, and transparency through open communication. Accordingly, CVB and all of its board directors, officers, employees, independent contractors and volunteers (“Covered Persons”) are required to comply with applicable federal, state and local statutes, including New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law Section 715-b, New York State Labor Law Section 740, ordinances, executive orders, rules, regulations, judicial or administrative decisions, rulings or orders, and must faithfully implement and adhere to CVB’s own policies and procedures in conducting their duties and responsibilities.
This policy provides an avenue for all board directors, officers, current and former employees and independent contractors, employees of independent contractors, and volunteers to report any suspected or actual conduct contrary to these standards (“Covered Conduct”) without the fear of intimidation, harassment, discrimination or retaliation.
In most cases, employee, independent contractor, consultant, and volunteer concerns can be addressed by CVB’s management in accordance with the applicable corporate policies and procedures. As such, this Whistleblower Policy is not intended and may not be used for general complaints, employment grievances, etc. Such concerns should be pursued in accordance with the applicable policies and procedures articulated in employee handbooks and manuals or as otherwise promulgated by CVB from time to time.