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Required Policies and Procedures

The grant recipient must establish and implement policies and procedures that address the following areas:

  • Conflict of interest (see Chapter I. Conflict of Interest).
  • Written Language Access Plan (LAP) that outline their policies and procedures for ensuring victims have access to necessary forms of communication, both written and verbal
  • Maintaining a drug-free workplace
  • Restriction of lobbying activities as a recipient of federal funds
  • Sexual harassment policy with a provision that sexual harassment will not be tolerated.
  • Whistleblower protection for those that report abuse, fraud or abuse.
  • Nepotism with regard to hiring and/or supervising relatives of an employee or non-profit board member.
  • Maintaining a workplace free of violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation, and other kinds of disruptive behavior.
  • On-the-job seat belt and texting while driving policies and programs for its employees, contractors, and subrecipients when operating agency-owned, rented, or personally owned vehicles.
  • Tracking, retention and depreciation of inventory, equipment, property purchased with CVAD funds.
  • Confidentiality and the safeguarding of victim records and other information considered sensitive; maintenance of these records; access to these records; procedure of releasing records with victim’s consent; and retention/destruction of records. Program must also document a procedure if there has been a breach, or release of confidential, personally identifying victim information. Please refer to Chapter VII. Confidentiality Policy[kb1] .
  • Grievance procedure for victims, employees and volunteers
  • Personnel Policy (See Chapter V.)
  • Volunteer recruitment, selection, screening; training, confidentiality, work rules, supervision, evaluations, grievance procedures and dismissal
  • Governance of Non-Profit Boards that is consistent with CVAD’s Non-Profit Organizations and Board of Director's Responsibilities (Chapter II Post-Award Requirements[kb2] ) Iowa law and those of ICADV, IowaCASA or IOVA.
  • Service Delivery-Policies and procedures that outline the guidelines for the delivery of the wide array of services provided to victims and their family members.
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