WHISTLEBLOWER & WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION COMPLAINT PURPOSES
The Compliance and Internal Control Unit within the Risk Management Department has been designated by the President to receive complaints from employees, former employees and applicants for CSU employment who wish to report alleged Improper Governmental Activities.
Executive Order 1115 (article II, § G) defines Improper Governmental Activity, reportable as a Whistleblower Disclosure, as activity that:
(1) is in violation of any state or federal law or regulation, including, but not limited to, corruption, malfeasance, bribery, theft of government property, fraudulent claims, fraud, coercion, conversion, malicious prosecution, misuse of government property, or willful omission to perform duty, or
(2) is economically wasteful, or involves gross misconduct, incompetence, or inefficiency. For the purposes of this policy, “Improper Governmental Activity” includes Significant Threats to Health or Safety and Illegal Order(s).
Use the following link to view CSU Executive Order 1115 : Reporting Procedures for Protected Disclosure of Improper Governmental Activities and/or Significant Threats to Health or Safety.
Use the following link to view CSU Executive Order 1116: Reporting Procedures for Protected Disclosure of Improper Governmental Activities and/or Significant Threats to Health or Safety.
CSU Executive Order 1115: Reporting Procedures for Protected Disclosure of Improper Governmental Activities and/or Significant Threats to Health or Safety.
Complaints are encouraged to be submitted in writing to the Appropriate Administrator designated by the campus President. Complaints may be submitted at the campus level or at the CO but must be submitted no later than 12 calendar months after the Complainant knew or should have known about the alleged Improper Governmental Activity. Complaints may be submitted using the following link EO 1115 Complaint Form (.pdf), or may be submitted in writing, orally, or anonymously but should include the following information:
There are several options available for employees, former employees and applicants for employment to file a Complaint.
You may contact the CSU East Bay Administrator:
Tom Poon, Director of Audits and Compliance
Compliance and Internal Control
California State University, East Bay
Student Services and Administration Building, Suite 1600
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
Phone: (510) 885-2841
You may file a complaint to the Chancellor’s Office, the complaint must be submitted to the Vice Chancellor, and should be marked “Confidential” and addressed to:
Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Equal Opportunity and Whistleblower Compliance Unit
Systemwide Human Resources
Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802
Complaints may also be sent via email to EO-TitleIX-Compliance@calstate.edu
You may also file a complaint to the State Auditor by contacting:
California State Auditor
P.O. Box 1019
Sacramento, CA 95812
Fax: (916) 322-2603
Whistleblower Hotline: (800) 952-5665
California State Auditor does not accept complaints by email, but you may click here to file a complaint online.
CSU Executive Order 1116: Reporting Procedures for Protected Disclosure of Improper Governmental Activities and/or Significant Threats to Health or Safety.
The CSU prohibits Retaliation by any Employee of the CSU against Employees, Former Employees, and Applicants for CSU employment for having made a Protected Disclosure.
Retaliation against an Employee, former Employee, or applicant for CSU employment for exercising any rights under this EO is considered a separate issue and is covered under Executive Order 1116, titled Complaint Procedure for Allegations of Retaliation for Having Made a Protected Disclosure under the California Whistleblower Protection Act. Whistleblower Retaliation complaints may be filed with the Appropriate Administrator designated by the President, a supervisor/manager, or the Chancellor’s Office (see contact information above). The Retaliation Complaint must be received within 12 calendar months of the most recent alleged act of Retaliation.
Whistleblower Retaliation complaints may be submitted by using the following link Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint Form (.pdf) and must be submitted in writing and include:
In 2018 alone, we received 1,973 allegations of wrongdoing, most of which concerned misuse of state property, improper travel expenditures, and time and attendance abuse. Whistleblower complaints through the State Auditor’s Office have triggered investigations revealing more than $578 million in wasteful spending, such as:
You can view these reports on our website at: www.auditor.ca.gov/reports/investigative