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UC WHISTLEBLOWER HOTLINE (anonymous/confidential) (800) 403-4744

The University has established processes for reporting and investigating any suspected wrongdoing, including an anonymous hotline people are encouraged to use if they don't feel comfortable bringing the matter forward openly.  

An individual who is made aware of an improper act should consult with someone at a higher level of authority or with the Locally Designated Official (LDO) to determine how to handle the matter.

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Start the anonymous online reporting form.

For All UC Employees

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 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.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind the campus community of their campus security authority (CSA) reporting responsibilities and options. Some common examples of positions that are classified as campus security authorities are student organization advisors, athletic coaches, resident assistants, and certain administrative positions. If you have been identified as CSA, please report allClery crimes that have been reported to you by clicking thislink

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