This form is intended to facilitate reports of violations of the organization’s Code of Conduct. Please note that the Federation’s practices with respect to managing complaints are currently under review. Therefore, we expect these practices to evolve during the coming months as they are informed by our members and outside consultants. For information about our survivor-led efforts, visit our survivors page.
Anyone reporting an incident must act in good faith, without malice to the NFB or any individual, and have reasonable grounds for believing the alleged misconduct has occurred. Please note that while anonymous reports will be taken seriously, they will be more difficult to verify and follow up with reporting individuals will not be possible.
If an incident has occurred that is actionable by law enforcement, please report those incidents to the appropriate authorities as soon as possible.
This form will be transmitted to our external reviewer, Tonya Baña, who will perform an independent review. Once the matter has been reviewed and if necessary investigated, a report will be submitted to the Federation’s Code of Conduct Committee for internal actions to be considered. Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality throughout the process.
All reports are encouraged and welcome. While the Federation strongly encourages timely reporting (preferably within one year of the incident), the organization does not currently have a limit on how old an incident can be. We want to promote reporting and healing within our community. This timeline will be reviewed on August 1, 2021, once the organization has completed an extensive review of its practices.
No one who in good faith makes a report or cooperates in an investigation of alleged misconduct shall suffer retaliation; harassment; discrimination; or, if an employee, adverse employment consequences.
Individuals who submit contact information when filing a report can expect the following:
- Email confirmation of report
- Name and contact details of the individual(s) filing a report will remain confidential to the fullest extent possible.
- Confirmation when an investigation has been initiated
- Confirmation at conclusion of investigation
Note: All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.