Whistleblower Program

The Audit Committee of Golden State has established a Farm Credit System Whistleblower Program to receive and handle reports related to accounting practices, report accuracy, internal controls, auditing matters, and misconduct or fraud. It provides for the confidential, anonymous reporting of concerns.

Our Commitment

Golden State Farm Credit, ACA is an organization with a strong commitment to compliance and ethics. Our written standards and policies contain general guidelines for conducting business consistent with the highest standards of conduct.

Golden State Farm Credit, ACA is committed to maintaining an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor or management with questions and concerns including instances where you believe violations of standards or policies may have occurred.

In some situations you may prefer to use the hotline, hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You may submit reports relating to violations of our written standards and policies, as well as asking for guidance related to compliance or ethics matters.

The information you provide to EthicsPoint will be sent to us in a format that protects your confidentiality. We take all reports about compliance and ethics matters seriously and will look into each report and follow up when further action is appropriate. See the EthicsPoint FAQs (PDF) for more information.

To File A Report

To submit a report directly to the Audit Committee, contact:

Golden State Farm Credit, Attn: Audit Committe Chair, Terri West, 3013 Ceres Ave., Chico, CA 95973.

You may also use one of the following methods:

  • Select the File a Report button below.
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  • Dial this toll-free number, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada: 844-282-3524

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.

File A Report

Follow Up On A Report