The American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society, Inc. (AGOS) is incorporated in Michigan and has been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS as a Section 501(c)(3) entity.

AGOS is overseen by a governing Council, which consists of 13 physician leaders, including members from AGOS and members from the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation.

American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society Bylaws (PDF)

American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society Articles of Incorporation  (PDF)

American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society Strategic Plan (PDF)

Whistleblower Policy

This Whistleblower Policy of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society (AGOS) encourages staff and volunteers to come forward with credible information on illegal practices or serious violations of adopted behaviors of the organization; specifies that AGOS will protect the person from retaliation; and identifies where such information can be reported.

1.  Encouragement of reporting.  AGOS encourages complaints, reports or inquiries about illegal practices or serious violations of the organization’s policies, including illegal or improper conduct by AGOS itself, by its leadership, or by others on its behalf.  Appropriate subjects to raise under this policy would include financial improprieties, accounting or audit matters, ethical violations, or other similar illegal or improper practices or behaviors. 

2.  Protection from retaliation.  AGOS prohibits retaliation by or on behalf of the organization against staff or volunteers for making good faith complaints, reports or inquiries under this policy or for participating in a review or investigation under this policy. This protection extends to those whose allegations are made in good faith but prove to be mistaken. AGOS reserves the right to discipline persons who make bad faith, knowingly false, or vexatious complaints, reports or inquiries or who otherwise abuse this policy.

3.  Where to report.  Complaints, reports or inquiries may be made under this policy on a confidential or anonymous basis.  They should describe in detail the specific facts demonstrating the basis for the complaints, reports or inquiries. They should be directed to the AGOS president.  If the president is implicated in the complaint, report or inquiry, it should be directed to the Secretary. AGOS will conduct a prompt, discreet, and objective review or investigation.  Staff or volunteers must recognize that AGOS may be unable to fully evaluate a vague or general complaint, report or inquiry that is made anonymously. 

SUBMIT HERE to report a violation of this policy.