Whistleblower & Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints

June 2024 Memo from Charlie Faas, Vice President of Administration and Finance and CFO [pdf]


The Employee Relations, Retention and Equal Opportunity unit has been designated by the President to receive complaints from Employees, Former Employees, third parties and Applicants for CSU employment who wish to report alleged Improper Governmental Activity. 

Executive Order 1115 (article II, § G) defines Improper Governmental Activity, reportable as a Whistleblower Disclosure, as activity that:

(1) is in violation of any state or federal law or regulation, including, but not limited to, corruption, malfeasance, bribery, theft of government property, fraudulent claims, fraud, coercion, conversion, malicious prosecution, misuse of government property, or willful omission to perform duty, or

(2) is economically wasteful, or involves gross misconduct, incompetence, or inefficiency. For the purposes of this policy, “Improper Governmental Activity” includes Significant Threats to Health or Safety and Illegal Order(s).

For more information see the Whistleblower program brochure [pdf].


  • CSU Executive Order 1115: Complaint Procedures for Protected Disclosure of Improper Governmental Activities and/or Significant Threats to Health or Safety
  • CSU Executive Order 1116: Complaint Procedure for Allegations of Retaliation for Having Made a Protected Disclosure under the California Whistleblower Protection Act

Questions? Contact the Office for Employee Relations at (408) 924-2450.

Complaint Instructions