Whistleblower Compliance

CSU Policy on Whistleblowing

CSU policy on this subject is set forth in Executive Order 929 which mirrors state law.

Employees and applicants for employment may make protected disclosures to their campus administrator or to the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. The employee or applicant may use the sample complaint form (.pdf) established by the CSU or provide the required information on another form of the employee's or applicant's choice.

A "protected disclosure" means any good faith communication that discloses information that may evidence (1) an improper government activity, or (2) any 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.

An "improper governmental activity" means any activity by a CSU department or employee that is (1) in violation of state or federal law or regulation or (2) economically wasteful, or involves gross misconduct, incompetency, or inefficiency.

Examples of violations of state or federal law or regulation include but are 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.

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