Portland, Maine, Jun 25, 2019 / 10:48 am
The Diocese of Portland announced Tuesday it will be using a third-party reporting system for violations of its standards of ethical conduct, such as fraud or harassment.
"Several months ago, after hearing from people around the state, the diocese started the process of establishing this system for individuals to express their concerns in an easily accessible way," Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland said June 25. "The system is organized to ensure that these reports will be handled in a timely and thorough manner."
The system will be operated by Red Flag Reporting, an ethics, safety, fraud, and whistleblower hotline based in Akron. According to its website, it was founded "by one of the nation's largest CPA firms."
Reports of violations of the diocese's code of ethics will be made through Red Flag Reporting's website or telephone hotline. Red Flag will oversee the handling of each complaint by the diocese.