Diocese of Saginaw

Saginaw Diocese

EthicsPoint

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The reporting links provided within this web page are hosted on EthicsPoint's secure servers and are not part of the Diocese of Saginaw website or intranet.

 

Our Dedication

 

The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw is dedicated to managing the resources of the Church as faithful stewards. To fulfill this mission, we strive to perform our work in an ethical and accountable manner. We have set high standards for ourselves and expect each member of our organization to work within established Diocesan policies and procedures.

There are many procedures already in place within the Diocese to help ensure accountability and transparency. Many Diocesan entities are monitored by several consultative bodies, including the Diocesan Finance Council. We also have active external auditors who help to monitor our financial accountability and compliance with Diocesan policies and procedures, as well as local, state and federal financial laws.

We can do more, however, to ensure proper stewardship of the temporal goods of the Church. One method is to provide interested parties with a way to confidentially report concerns about the conduct of Church activities.

As a new endeavor, we have decided to implement an ethics hotline. We have selected EthicsPoint, an independent third-party company, to provide us with an ethics hotline so employees, volunteers, parishioners, vendors and other interested parties can report concerns about suspected financial misconduct. This provides us with an additional measure that supports compliance with the extensive policies and procedures of the Diocese. The use of such hotlines is growing more common in other diocesan and non-profit organizations and we believe this will help us achieve our goals of transparency and accountability throughout the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.

Reports can be filed confidentially on this hotline via the web by choosing the "Make a Report" , or via one of EthicsPoint's trained specialists at 1-888-286-5186. You also can follow up on a report that you filed by choosing the link "follow up".

Let us continue to work together to become better stewards of the Lord.

 

To Make a Report


You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

* From the U.S., dial (toll-free) 1-888-286-5186 OR select the "Make a Report" link .

This process is not intended to replace or supersede normal managerial and Human Resources communication channels. After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.

EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service: Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.

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