GOVERNANCE & POLICIES
The Red Pencil (Singapore) was incorporated on 8 June 2011 as a company limited by guarantee.
It was registered under the Charities Act on 15 June 2012, garnered Institution of Public Character (IPC) status on 1 May 2013 and is a full member of NCSS since 1 October 2015.
UEN Number: 201113675E
The Red Pencil (Singapore) continues to adhere to the Charities Act, the Code of Governance for Charities & Institutions of a Public Character and regulations issue by the Charity Council, report to the Ministry of Social and Family Development, National Council of Social Service and National Arts Council. Improving accountability and transparency, The Red Pencil (Singapore) has, with the consultation of Shared Services for Charities Ltd, developed a Finance Policy and Procedure Manual and a Human Resource Policy and Procedure Manual.
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All Board members and employees, with the implementation of both the manuals in the first quarter of 2018 will be required to comply with conflict of interest policy which stipulates that, when dealing in matters concerning The Red Pencil (Singapore), they are to exercise their best care, skill and judgement for the sole benefit of the organization and to make full disclosure of interests, relationships and holdings that could potentially result in a conflict of interest. Written processes are in place for Board members and employees to declare actual or potential conflicts of interest on a regular and need-to basis. Staff and Board members are to be excluded from discussions and approvals of transactions to which they have a conflict of interest.
The Human Resource Policy and Procedure Manual also covers the Whistle Blowing policy. The Whistle-blowing Policy ensures necessary arrangements are available where whistle-blowers may raise concerns about possible improprieties without fear of reprisals in any form.
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