Office of Financial Services
January 15, 2010
responsible for the spiritual and material goods of the Church is only a
steward of others' gifts, and is ultimately responsible to the Lord. Saint Paul
writes that stewards are required to be found trustworthy (1 Cor 4:2). As a faithful
steward, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California is committed to
maintaining the highest standards of conduct and ethics. The mission of the
Church requires no less.
To this end, the
Diocese of San Jose has selected EthicsPoint to provide us with a confidential
method to hear your suggestions, concerns or the report of misconduct. The
hotline allows employees, volunteers, parishioners, vendors and other
interested parties to make a confidential report of concerns regarding a wide
range of suspected unethical behavior by trustees, officers, directors,
employees, volunteers, staff, agents or contractors of the Diocese. Reports may
be made anonymously. We want to hear from you about any concerns that you have
regarding the mis-management of parish and school property, including cash and
all other assets and any apparent disregard of policies pertaining to the
proper management of these assets.
is our hope that EthicsPoint will assist us to protect all people who interface
with the Diocese through it's parishes, schools and various departments, as we
strive to be good stewards of as well as the financial and physical assets that
have been entrusted to our care.
accepts reports of financial misconduct through its website or its hotline telephone number 1-888-325-7863. EthicsPoint provides a complete
report to diocesan leadership, who are tasked to review, give feedback and
resolve the reported issues.
Through this comprehensive, open and methodical report management
system, the concerned individual, the experienced diocesan manager who
investigates the reported issue, and the diocesan leadership team - view,
communicate and follow up on the report.
By sharing access to the report, its documentation and resolution,
accountability increases at all locations for all people and furthers the
Diocese of San Jose's ability to secure all that is entrusted to our care.
you have any questions about EthicsPoint or reporting concerns, please contact
Teresa Conville, DSJ Compliance and Parish Financial Services Director at
408-983-0241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Financial Officer
Diocese of San Jose