But do people know about the program? The answer is not enough.
In December 2011, as part of our Ethics & Action survey, we found that only 32% of Americans were aware of the SEC Whistleblower Program. In our recent survey of the financial services industry, Wall Street, Fleet Street and Main Street: Corporate Integrity at a Crossroads, only 44% of respondents were aware of this critical investor protection initiative.
To increase public awareness of the SEC Whistleblower Program, we have launched an SEC Whistleblower Eligibility Calculator. This first-of-its-kind web-based tool helps potential whistleblowers understand the in’s and out’s of the program. The easy-to-use calculator presents users with various questions, which then lead to a customized and detailed eligibility report. The assessment also provides numerous links to the rules, regulations and other helpful resources.
Electing to blow the whistle is an incredibly difficult personal and professional decision. By providing a confidential mechanism for prospective SEC whistleblowers to learn more about the program on their own time and in their own space, we hope to empower individuals to make informed decisions.
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