The Hotline is a reporting system that enables an employee to talk confidentially with an independent company, Global Compliance about a problem associated with CACI's business practices. Global Compliance is a third-party company that is separate and independent of CACI and specializes in running hotline programs for companies throughout the U.S.
Founded in 1981, Global Compliance has vast experience in ethics and compliance, having introduced the industry's original compliance reporting hotline. It provides customized, global solutions for public and private corporations, colleges, universities, not-for-profit organizations and government entities.
Utilizing the Hotline, reports are received, evaluated and, depending on the nature of the report and the channel through which it is made, referred to the General Counsel, the Chairman of the Audit Committee of CACI International Inc's Board of Directors, the Internal Auditor, the Corporate Ombudsman or the Employee Relations Manager for action under CACI's Corporate Compliance Program.
The Hotline provides an opportunity to report compliance issues related to accounting or auditing policies or practices, internal accounting controls, fraud, waste, abuse of authority, gross mismanagement, laws, regulations, CACI's Standards of Ethics and Business Conduct, corporate policy, conflict of interest and security.
What information should I provide when making a report?
Involved employees' full names, titles and office locations
What wrongdoing you are reporting
Why you believe the activity was misconduct
Specific dates and times
Specific location where wrongdoing occurred
How the individual(s) completed the wrongdoing
Why you believe the individual(s) acted in this manner
Do I have to identify myself?
While we encourage you to identify yourself, it is not required. It is preferable that you identify yourself so that we may contact you to ask for additional information or clarification of your report so that we have a better opportunity to conduct a meaningful investigation. If you identify yourself to a Hotline investigator your identity will be kept confidential to the extent possible consistent with the obligation to investigate and remediate problems.
Why can't CACI guarantee that a caller's name will never be known to someone outside of the Hotline program?
There are two reasons why such a guarantee cannot be made
First, although calls made to the CACI Hotline and the name of the callers will be handled in confidence, the caller's report and name often must be divulged to those persons responsible for investigating the allegations made, in accordance with CACI's Corporate Compliance Program.
Second, it is important to understand that, regardless of the measures taken by those investigating a report to keep the caller's name confidential, the fact of investigating allegations in and of itself could provide an indication as to who made the allegation in the first place.
For example, suppose the administrative assistant to a manager of a five-person team, four of whose members work at remote locations, places an anonymous call to the Hotline alleging that the manager is falsifying timecards.
When the investigation of the allegations comes to the attention of the manager (which it must in the context of a thorough investigation) the manager may be able to deduce who may have made the Hotline call.
We regret the fact that, because of the ability of people to draw inferences from their observations, it is impossible to guarantee that the identity of each Hotline caller will never be guessed. We are committed, however, to the following
The identity of each Hotline caller, as disclosed to the proper corporate representatives, will be held in confidence.
We will maintain a strong policy against retaliation. If you have made a Hotline call and suspect that you are the subject of retaliation efforts contact the Ombudsman, the Director of Internal Audit or the General Counsel for assistance.
What can I expect when I call the Hotline?
A professional interview by the designated GCS investigator. You will be asked to provide information that will help the investigator piece together the facts of the situation (who, what, when, where, why and how) and will help CACI to assess the impact of the alleged wrongdoing. The information you provide will be handled in a confidential manner to the extent possible consistent with the obligation to investigate and remediate problems. All efforts will be made to protect anyone making a report to the Hotline from retaliation.
How long does it take to conclude action on a Hotline report?
The time required to complete an investigation varies depending on the complexity of the situation and on the amount of additional material or allegations received.
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