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Reporting Ethics Violations

Reporting Ethics Violations

Morris Communications Company believes that providing an environment that supports the honesty, integrity, respect, trust, responsibility, and citizenship of every employee clears a path to excellence in our work place.

In accordance with our Code of Business Conduct, employees should report any suspected illegal or unethical behavior or other violations of company policy, including complaints regarding accounting, internal accounting control or auditing matters, to supervisors, managers or other appropriate personnel.

Usually your manager is in the best position to help you work through an issue. Your manager is responsible for supporting open discussion, working through the ethical questions you have, and guiding your access to further assistance as required.

You may report ethical violations in confidence and without fear of retaliation.  Morris Communications Company does not permit retaliation of any kind against employees for good faith reports of ethical violations

In situations where you are uncomfortable talking with your manager, or your manager is unable to help, you should contact your Publisher or General Manager or call/write the Vice President of Human Resources in Augusta or the Internal Audit Department or any other officer of the company listed in the corporate directory and on-line.  The Human Resources Vice President’s contact information is listed below.

            Martha Jean McHaney
            Vice President – Human Resources
            Morris Communications Company
            P.O. Box 936
            Augusta, GA 30903-0936
            marthajean.mchaney@morris.com
            Phone: (706) 823-3655
            Fax:     (706) 828-3830

You also have another option: you may call a confidential employee hotline at 1-800-648-9516.

  • This is a toll-free, third party telephone service that employees may use to confidentially report suspected violations of our Human Resources policies, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or other incidents of inappropriate business behavior.
  • To ensure that privacy and confidentiality are maintained, National Hotline Services, Inc., an independent firm, will operate all reports and/or complaints received via the Hotline.
  • You can call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to speak anonymously and in confidence with a National Hotline Services support specialist.
  • It is not necessary to give your name, but if you choose to do so, the information will be kept confidential unless, as in the case of certain crimes, a law requires that any name you supply be provided to enforcement officials or a court.