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Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
Stewardship of Public Trust

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS), a 501(c)(3) organization, takes the stewardship of public trust very seriously. LFS is committed to upholding your trust through our commitment to the community to operate in an efficient and ethical manner. We adhere to a system of checks and balances, and are accountable through careful review by the board of directors, finance committee, and our auditors.

 

Reports

Annual Audits
Each year, we employ Seim, Johnson, Sestak & Quist, LLP - an independent, external auditing firm - to:

  • Audit our financial statements
  • Review our internal controls over financial reporting and compliance in accordance with Government Auditing Standards
  • Perform additional auditing procedures for the purpose of additional analysis as required by U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133
  • Issue an opinion on our financial statements.
A copy of our annual audit is available upon request at: Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, 124 South 24th Street, Suite 230, Omaha, NE 68102, by calling (402) 342-7038, or by sending us an email.

Annual Report
We produce an annual report to keep you informed about the impact LFS makes in your community, across the state of Nebraska, in Pottawattamie County, Iowa and in Wichita, KS. Download a copy here Adobe PDF document, or request one by calling (402) 342-7038.

IRS Form 990
LFS annually files an IRS Form 990 that is available by calling (402) 342-7038, or by sending us an email.

 

Standards

Council on Accreditation
Since 1996, LFS has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation, an international, independent, not-for-profit, child and family service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
In 2002, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was signed into law as a response to the Congressional concern over the scandals involving alleged financial improprieties by corporate officers and directors. Although the SOX Act standards for corporate accountability are not directed at non-profit organizations, LFS has decided to voluntarily adopt applicable provisions from the law.

United Way
As an agency funded by many local United Ways in the state of Nebraska, we are required to follow a set of reporting standards. These standards provide a guideline for fiscal responsibility among United Way members - http://www.uwmidlands.org/.

 

Internal Checks & Balances

Conflicts of Interest
LFS board members sign a Conflict of Interest Disclosure form disclosing any current or future potential conflicts of interests.

Code of Conduct
All LFS volunteers, staff, and board members are expected to sign a document verifying they have read and understand LFS' “Code of Conduct” statement. Persons signing agree to a series of LFS standards concerning personal conduct and commitment to upholding LFS' fundamental principles and values.

View our Code of Conduct & Ethics statement here Adobe PDF document.

Background Checks
Background screens are completed for all paid and volunteer applicants to ensure provider standards are met. This practice helps ensure the safety and confidentiality of all those we serve.

 

Affiliations

LFS is affiliated and partners with many human service and Lutheran organizations. Click here to view a list of our closest affiliations.

 
   

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