United Way of Berks County Diversity Policy Statement
United Way of Berks County plays a unique role in the community as a leader in the health and human services sector. We firmly believe that to successfully carry out our organizational vision and mission, United Way of Berks County must be committed to diversity.
We understand that United Way of Berks County is strong as an organization and central to our community because of the respect, dignity, and value we give to all individuals; and because we aspire to involve people from all segments of our community in every aspect of our work. Our intent is to create and sustain an environment that encourages all individuals to reach their fullest potential in a positive and productive manner.
United Way of Berks County staff members, volunteers, or representatives are held accountable for promoting and fostering diversity, inclusiveness and equal opportunity for all stakeholders. By their actions we ensure our organizational priorities and decision-making processes are the best they can be.
United Way of Berks County’s commitment is clearly stated in the following guidelines:
- Value, champion and embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of United Way of Berks County activities.
- Respect others without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other characteristic, including those protected by law
- Treat people with dignity, respect and compassion
- Foster a trusting work environment which supports and promotes equal opportunity; and which is free of harassment, intimidation, and unlawful discrimination
In summary, diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is an essential element to the success of our organization. We are committed to ensuring our actions conform to the spirit and intent of our strongly held values of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, dignity and respect for all.
United Way of Berks County Conflict of Interest Policy
All Directors, Officers and Employees shall have a moral, ethical, legal and fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interest of the Corporation to protect its assets, integrity and reputation and shall avoid the actual, apparent or potential conflict of interest which could undermine the public’s trust in the Corporation.
All Directors, Officers and Employees shall annually sign the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement certifying he/she has read the policy, agrees to comply with the policy and discloses conflicts or potential conflicts of interest.
The Corporation shall not contract with or transact business with a firm, association or corporation in which any Director, Officer or Employee has an interest unless such interest is fully and appropriately disclosed in writing, the Director, Officer or Employee abstains from influencing, deliberating or voting on the matter and the transaction is documented as being in the best interest of the Corporation
Whenever there is reason to believe that an actual or potential conflict of interest exists between United Way of Berks County and an interested party, the Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee or the Governance Committees, shall determine the appropriate organizational response.