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Commitment to Compliance

We are HMIS

 

HMIS is proud to have a foundation that supports an environment where ethics and compliance are everyone’s responsibility. We are ALL committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity in everything we do through our work and interactions. This begins with our managers modeling the behavior they expect from their teams and reinforcing those values to promote a strong ethical culture within each organization.

 


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We Lead by Example

 

To further demonstrate our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity in everything we do, our executive team has signed both our Commitment to Compliance and our Ethics Guide. These represent our commitment to our workforce, our customers, and our community to ensure ethics, integrity, behavior, and accountability are at the forefront of our work in support of the One Hanford mission.

 

To access our commitment to compliance, and ethics guide click on the icons below:

 

HMIS Commitment to compliance guide graphic         Ethics Guide Graphic

 

 

Meet our fearless compliance leaders below!

Kadi Bence Portrait

Kadi Bence, Ethics Office

Kadi Bence has more than 30 years of government experience, both federal and state, in ethics, human resources, labor relations, finance, procurement, contracts, warehousing, accounting, payroll, training, budget planning/formulation and project controls. Kadi has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Gonzaga University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington State University. Outside of work, Kadi can be found helping her kids’ theater programs, camping and traveling.

 

 

Wendy Robbins Portrait

 

Wendy Robbins, Employee Concerns Program Manager

Wendy Robbins has served over 39 years at Hanford where she has held numerous positions across the site and is now our Employee Concerns Program manager and the Regulatory Compliance Coordinator. Her diverse professional background gives her the ability to connect with employees and learn new skills. Wendy holds a BA in Speech Pathology/Audiology from Western Washington University and is certified by the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists. When Wendy is not working, she can be found clogging with the largest performing dance group in the Tri-Cities or volunteering her time walking dogs from the animal shelter and visiting her grandchild.

 

 

 

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Jillian Esparza, Internal Audit Director

Jillian Esparza is a native Tri-Citian who began her Hanford career in 2006 with General Accounting right out of college, after receiving her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. In 2014, she found her niche with Internal Audit where she earned her Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and FAR certifications and was promoted to Director in 2019. Her favorite part about her role with HMIS is her ability to interface across the organizations, learning different processes and how Internal Audit can support their mission. In her free time, she and her husband can be found cheering their boys on at baseball and hockey games.

 

We Speak Up!

 

At HMIS, we both appreciate and encourage our team’s commitment to maintaining a questioning attitude in all aspects of our business. We encourage employees to Speak Up! and talk to their manager or supervisor as they are often the most equipped to quickly address concerns surrounding a situation in their organizations.

 

Whenever our employees are faced with an ethics dilemma, we encourage them to use our ethical decision-making flowchart (see below) to help guide them to the right decision at the right time. This culture of speaking up allows us to continuously improve activities and work conditions to better address the needs of those who matter most—our employees.

 

Ethical Decision-Making Flowchart:

Ethics Decision Making Flow Chart

 

 

We offer employees multiple reporting avenues to Speak Up! outside of line management, including within our Ethics and Compliance, Employee Concerns and Internal Audit organizations:

 

Ethics Helpline: (509) 373-5555

Employee Concerns Hotline: (509) 373-2273

Internal Audit: (509) 372-8035

Last Updated 11/14/2022 4:08 PM
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