How to Make a Whistleblower Report:
You may report suspected unlawful acts such as corruption, bribery, theft or misuse of university property, fraudulent claims, fraud, coercion, willful omission to perform duty; or economic waste; or gross misconduct, gross incompetence or gross inefficiency; or any condition that may significantly threaten the health or safety of employees or the public either orally or in writing to any of the following:
University Whistleblower Anonymous Hotline: (800) 403-4744
For more information, go to www.universityofcalifornia.edu/hotline.
Live operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in multiple languages.
The hotline is independently operated to help ensure confidentiality.
Click here for a form you can use to make a written complaint. You may send the form to:
How to File a Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint:
Employees and applicants for employment who believe they have been subjected to retaliation as a result of having made a Protected Disclosure* or refused to obey an Illegal Order** may file a Retaliation Complaint with the LDO.
The complaint must be in writing and accompanied by a signed and sworn statement made under penalty of perjury that its contents are true or are believed to be true. Click here for a form you can use to make a written retaliation complaint. You may send the form to:
* A protected disclosure is a good faith communication, including a communication based on, or when carrying out, job duties, that discloses or demonstrates an intention to disclose information that may evidence either (1) an Improper Governmental Activity or (2) a condition that may significantly threaten the health or safety of employees or the public if the disclosure or intention to disclose was made for the purpose of remedying that condition. A Protected Disclosure may be made internally to the Complainant's supervisor, to the LDO, or to any University official identified in the University's Whistleblower Policy for that purpose. A Protected Disclosure also includes a good faith communication to the California State Auditor's Office or the Office of the Attorney General alleging an Improper Governmental Activity and any evidence delivered to either of those offices in support of such allegation.
** An illegal order is a directive to violate or assist in violating a federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation or an order to work or cause others to work in conditions outside of their line of duty that would unreasonably threaten the health or safety of employees or the public.
Whistleblower Frequently Asked Questions:
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 824-9166.
UCI Office of the Whistleblower
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