Whistleblower Protection

Executive Order No. 929 establishes procedures for employees and applicants for employment at the CSU to make protected disclosures of improper governmental activities or significant threats to health and safety.

Examples of improper activities by state employees that can be reported are illegal acts like theft, fraud or conflicts of interest; misuse or abuse of state property or time; and gross misconduct, incompetence or inefficiency.

How to Report Improper Governmental Activities
The campus administrator designated to receive protected disclosures by employees, or applicants for employment, at the California State University San Marcos, is: Travis Gregory, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Payroll Services, Craven Hall 4600C, (760)750-4418. CSUSM employees may also make protected disclosures directly to the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources.

Employees also have the option of contacting the California Bureau of State Audits (BSA). There are three ways to share information with the BSA: Call the Whistleblower Hotline at (800) 952-5665 ; mail it to Investigations, Bureau of State Audits, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814; or submit a complaint online to http://www.auditor.ca.gov/hotline; Employees may also contact the California Attorney General’s confidential whistleblower hotlines at (800) 952-5225 or (916) 322-3360.

How to File a Complaint of Retaliation for Making a Protected Disclosure
Employees, former employees or applicants for employment who allege that they have been retaliated against for having made a protected disclosure under the California Whistleblower Act must use the procedure in Executive Order 1058 (.pdf). The procedure requires that a complaint must be filed within 12 months of the alleged act of retaliation. It is suggested that the complaint form attached to Executive Order No. 1058 (Attachment 1) be used. The complaint may be filed with the employee’s manager or supervisor, or with the Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Payroll Services who is the campus MPP employee responsible for administering this executive order.

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