Whistleblower Protection Act

The Whistleblower Protection Act gives employees of the California State University (CSU) and those applying for jobs at any CSU a way to report dangerous conditions or illegal activities to a State agency, the Bureau of State Audits (BSA).

The identity of the employees or applicants reporting is protected.

CSU Executive Order No. 929 establishes a procedure for employees and applicants for employment at California State University (CSU).

It protects employees that disclose information about improper government activity or about any condition that may significantly threaten the health or safety of employees or the public.

Complaints can be submitted three ways:

  • Call the Whistleblower Hotline at (800) 952-5665.

(Note: The hotline is staffed Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. However, callers may leave a brief recorded message during the other hours.)

  • Mail information to:


California State Auditor

P.O.Box 1019

Sacramento, Ca 95812


(Note: The state auditor does not accept complaints sent by email.)

For additional information please see the Whistleblower Memo (.pdf) and Report Improper Activity (.pdf).

Concerns about campus practices may also be reported to University Personnel.