Allegiance Helps ICMA Comply with “Spirit” of Sarbanes Oxley

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Nonprofit organization deploys ethics hotline technology to open lines of communications with employees

Allegiance, Inc., the premier provider of web-based feedback solutions, today announced that ICMA, the authority on local government leadership and management, has deployed Allegiance SilentWhistle technology to help improve employee communications and comply with the spirit of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX).

SilentWhistle is an ethics reporting system proven to mitigate risk and fulfill section 301 of SOX. ICMA has more than 125 employees serving more than 8,200 members, who include chief appointed managers, administrators and assistants representing more than 100 million people in thousands of communities.

“ICMA is a well-known nonprofit organization among local city, town, county and regional governments, and is devoted to operating an honest and ethical organization for its customers and employees,” said Adam Edmunds, president and chief executive officer of Allegiance, Inc. “While ICMA is not required to implement SOX-compliant feedback systems, the organization determined that SilentWhistle will encourage better, more frequent and constructive employee feedback.”

Whether organizations need a simple whistle-blower hotline or a comprehensive employee feedback system, Allegiance provides the solution that meets their unique requirements. SilentWhistle provides an accessible and anonymous reporting tool that helps:

  • Mitigate risk by discovering problems early on;
  • Provide a safe communications channel for any level employee;
  • Fulfill Sarbanes-Oxley 301 requirements; and
  • Support an organization’s core values.

Edmunds added, “SilentWhistle gives organizations the ability to say, whether it is required or not, that they comply with SOX’ strict ethical standards. That moniker alone is a testament to an organization’s management and their desire to create an open and ethical working environment.”

About ICMA

ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide. To achieve this goal, the Association provides an information clearinghouse, technical assistance, and training and professional development to more than 8,200 city, town, and county managers, administrators, and assistants and other individuals throughout the world. The organization's resources and services reach thousands of local, county, and state government professionals, academics, consultants, citizens, and other individuals with an interest in effective management at the local government level.

About Allegiance

Created in response to the growing legal, ethical, and competitive demands of the market, Allegiance has quickly become the premier industry provider of advanced web-based feedback solutions. The Active Listening System consists of a suite of six online tools that answer specific company needs. Used independently or together, Allegiance solutions are proven to help organizations build customer and employee retention, enhance financial performance, and establish an ethical culture. For more information, please visit http://www.allegiance.com.

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