Student - November 1, 2007

Blow whistle inside first

Employees who observe serious wrongdoings within Wageningen UR, should report internally first to their boss or a confidential counsellor.

If these persons do not listen, the person with a complaint may go to the Executive Board. If that does not work, the Supervisory Board is the last stop before that the complainant can go public with the story.

This is the essence of the new ‘whistle-blowers regulation’ that the Executive Board has sent to the joint representative councils. The board wants complaints to be dealt with internally as far as possible, as publicity involves ‘big risks’ for the organisation and for the employee involved.

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