Accountability

At the United Way of the Flint Hills, we know success is measured by how much our mission is achieved - making measureable improvements in lives in our community. United Way adheres to standards that include comprehensive requirements for financial reporting, governance, ethics and operations.

Tax-Exempt Status

United Way of the Flint Hills is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, we are incorporated in the state of Kansas and maintain annual registration as a corporation and a Charitable Organization with the Office of the Secretary of State.

Governance

United Way of the Flint Hills is governed by an active, responsible, and voluntary board to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. United Way has a Conflict of Interest policy and requires annual disclosure of any potential conflict of interest by all volunteers and staff.

Ethics

United Way of the Flint Hills follows a locally-adopted code of ethics for volunteers and staff that include provisions for ethical management, publicity, fundraising practices and full and fair disclosure.  See our Ethics Policy here.

Harassment

All employees and their work environment should be free from all forms of harassment andintimidation. The Organization does not and will not permit employees to engage in sexual harassment, or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or other status
protected by federal, state or local law. Harassment by any employee, supervisor, or other person doing business with the Organization or on our premises is strictly prohibited. Harassment is verbal or physical conduct that disparage or shows hostility toward an individual because of his/her race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or other status protected by federal, state or local law, and that could, if not stopped, create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment based on these factors. Harassment may include, but is not limited to, epithets, slurs, jokes, or other verbal or physical conduct relating to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or other protected status. Sexual harassment can consist of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or gender- related nature that creates an offensive or hostile work atmosphere. Any employee who believes that he/she is being harassed by a co-worker, supervisor, or other individual, whether employed by the Organization or not, or believes his/her employment is being adversely affected by such conduct, whether directed at that employee or another employee, must immediately report the concerns to the supervisor or the next higher level of management. If a supervisor is involved in the conduct about which the employee is complaining, the employee should contact the next higher level of management. No employee will be subjected to any retaliation for
bringing such a complaint to management. Any level of management that, either by report from an employee or by other means, becomes aware of conduct that may constitute harassment must immediately investigate. Upon learning of claims of inappropriate harassment, the Organization will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation. If it is determined that inappropriate harassment has occurred, the Organization will take appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including discharge of the offending employee.

Financial Accountability

United Way of the Flint Hills undergoes an annual financial audit conducted by an independent certified public accountant whose examination complies with generally accepted auditing standards. United Way has a volunteer Finance Committee charged with oversight of this process. The findings of the annual audit are presented to the board of trustees. Please click here for a copy of our most recent audit.

Public Reporting and Disclosure

Form 990 is the Internal Revenue Service's designation for the tax return that most public charities are required by law to submit annually. Information contained in the form includes a summary of the organization's activities, assets, receipts, expenditures, and compensation of directors, officers, and certain employees. United Way of the Flint Hills files the IRS Form 990 in a timely manner and discloses it to the public. Please click here for a copy of our most recent Form 990 filing.

Performance Excellence

Every year, United Way of the Flint Hills must conduct a Membership Certification for United Way Worldwide to ensure that we are meeting the expectations set forth by the United Way Worldwide governing board.