AMERICAN SYSTEMS Extends Ethics Line Service

Chantilly, Va. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013

AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of federal IT and engineering solutions, today announced it has renewed its ethics hotline service with Ethical Advocate, meeting government contractor ethics and compliance requirements. These requirements include implementing an ethics policy, providing employee ethics training, and establishing an anonymous reporting mechanism, such as a hotline, which allows anonymity and confidentiality. AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ ethics line, in addition to covering finance and accounting, includes human resources, contracts, and general feedback.

Ethical Advocate is an independent, third-party ethics and hotline company that specializes in advocating ethical culture and behavior in the workplace. Ethical Advocate provides a customized, anonymous and confidential ethics hotline service through its fully secure, encrypted web site and via a toll-free number. Both reporting methods (website and telephone) are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

According to Joseph Kopfman, Chief Compliance Officer for AMERICAN SYSTEMS, “We initially implemented the service because we learned that such ethics lines are a best practice, and in supporting the government’s mission, it is important to ensure compliance with government contractor regulations. Our organization is focused on maintaining a culture of trust. The ethics line provides an open channel for employees to communicate with the leadership team about any feedback.

We chose Ethical Advocate because of their experience working with government contractors. We are renewing with them because they have been very responsive and have provided excellent customer service.”


Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,500 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Chantilly, Va., the company provides test & evaluation, systems engineering, technical and managed services to government customers. For more information, visit:

About Ethical Advocate

Ethical Advocate provides leading governance, risk and compliance solutions supporting the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, OSHA, and many other regulatory and reporting needs. Persons desiring to report incidents, indiscretions, or suggestions via a hotline can do so securely, 24/7/365, with privacy and anonymity, on the Internet in 15 languages, or through its Call Center in 175 languages. Ethical Advocate also provides custom designed live and on-line Ethics Trainings and seminars. For more information, visit the website at or call 1-888-ETHICS 6.