Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

2022 Whistleblower Notification from the UC Office of the President / Campus Postings

Dear UCSF Community:

Every year, we are legally required to post information from the University and the California State Auditor about the California Whistleblower Protection Act. Please read the attached 2022-2023 California State Auditor Annual Notification, California State Auditor Whistleblower Brochure, and the UC 2022-2023 Whistleblower Poster. Department administrators are asked to print and display where other employee notices are posted. Because some employees may not be working on site, these materials are also being sent by email. These postings are available on the UCSF Office of Ethics and Compliance website.

See below for an important message from the University of California, Office of the President. If you have any questions regarding this legal requirement, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Brian Smith
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer/ Senior Associate Vice Chancellor – Research
Locally Designated Official

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* Sent on behalf of the University of California Office of the President *

The University of California is committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct in the fulfillment of its education, research, public service and patient care mission. The University’s Whistleblower Policy provides multiple avenues for employees to bring forward concerns of potential employee misconduct. The University encourages faculty and staff to report concerns about possible improper governmental activity directly to their supervisor, department head, Locally Designated Official (LDO) or other appropriate university offices or officials, or to make reports through the whistleblower hotline.

The systemwide whistleblower hotline is independently-operated to receive calls or web-based reporting from faculty, staff, students or members of the public. The hotline allows for anonymous reporting, forwarding reported concerns to appropriate University officials for processing. This hotline is staffed seven days a week, 24 hours per day and is capable of receiving reports in a number of different languages.

Reports can be made through the web-based form at http://universityofcalifornia.edu/hotline or by calling 1‑800‑403‑4744. More information about the whistleblower process can be found on the UC Whistleblower website and on posters displayed in various employee areas. The University’s Whistleblower Poster identifies other channels for reporting improper governmental activity, including the California State Auditor, the California Attorney General and federal whistleblower programs.

The California Government Code requires every state agency, including the University of California, to annually distribute to its employees a message from the California State Auditor that provides an explanation of the California Whistleblower Protection Act. Please find the 2022 message attached.