Annual Whistleblower Notice
UCLA is required by law to send out the following notice to employees electronically by July 1st of each year. This notice explains how to report improper activities under University policy using the California Whistleblower Protection Act.
How to Blow the Whistle on Suspected Improper Activities
UCLA wants you to report suspected improper activities and will protect you from retaliation for whistleblowing.
What You Can Report
Any activity by UC or a UC employee that violates any state or federal law or regulation (e.g., corruption, malfeasance, bribery, theft or misuse of government property, fraud, coercion or conversion); or involves economic waste, gross misconduct, gross incompetence or gross inefficiency; or poses a significant threat to the health or safety of employees or the public.
Where To Report
To your supervisor or to any of the below offices:
- Academic Personnel Office
- Administrative Policies & Compliance Office
- Audit & Advisory Services
- Campus Human Resources
- Dean - Graduate Division
- Environment, Health & Safety
- Health System Human Resources
- Health System Office of Compliance & Privacy
- Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
- UCLA Police
- OR -
UCLA Compliance Hotline at (800) 296-7188. The hotline is independently operated to help ensure confidentiality.
How To Report
- In writing or orally
- With as much specific factual information possible (report what you know, but don't investigate — leave that to the experts)
- Anonymously, if you prefer
Confidentiality will be maintained, to the extent possible.
Protection from Retaliation
If you believe you have been retaliated against for whistleblowing, you may contact your respective Human Resources or Academic Personnel Office, or the Administrative Policies & Compliance Office for information on how to file a grievance or complaint.
For More Information
Contact your UCLA Human Resources or Academic Personnel Office for information on the University's Whistleblower and Whistleblower Protection Policies, and the campus procedure for reporting suspected improper activities and filing whistleblower retaliation complaints. You may also locate the information on the UCLA Administrative Policies & Compliance Office's website in Related Information.
In addition to the above UCLA reporting procedures, you have the option of reporting improper activities directly to the State Auditor whistleblower hotline at (800) 952-5665 or to the California Attorney General whistleblower hotline at (800) 952-5225. If you prefer, mail the information to: Investigations, Bureau of State Audits, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 300, Sacramento CA, 95814.
Campus Human Resources, Personnel Services
Phone: (310) 794-3147 | Fax: (310) 794-0865