2024 Whistleblower Notification from the UC Office of the President - Campus Postings

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2024 Whistleblower Notification from the UC Office of the President - Campus Postings

Information for 2024-25 from the University and the California State Auditor about the California Whistleblower Protection Act.

Dear UCSF Community: 

Every year, UCSF is legally required to post information from the University and the California State Auditor about the California Whistleblower Protection Act. Please read the attached documents, which are updated for 2024-2025: 

Department administrators are asked to print and display this information where other employee notices are posted. We recognize that some employees may not be working on site, so these materials are also being sent by email. These postings are available on the UCSF Office of Ethics and Compliance website, and the UC Whistleblower Poster is available in multiple languages.

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
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. Every employee at the University plays a role in maintaining our ethical standards. The University’s Whistleblower Policy provides multiple avenues for employees to bring forward concerns of potential employee misconduct. The University encourages you to report concerns about possible improper governmental activity directly to the whistleblower hotline (universityofcalifornia.edu/hotline; (800) 403-4744); or your supervisor, department head, Locally Designated Official (LDO) or other appropriate university offices or officials.

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.

For more information about the whistleblower process, please visit the UC Whistleblower website and keep an eye out for posters displayed in various employee areas that outline reporting channels. Additionally, the University's whistleblower poster highlights other avenues for reporting improper governmental activity, such as the California State Auditor and the California Attorney General.

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 2024 message attached. 

Our collective goal is to ensure that the University of California remains a highly ethical institution, adhering to our internal policies as well as external regulations and laws. Together, we can continue to foster an environment of integrity and uphold the principles that define our institution.

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