How to Make a Protected Disclosure

Section 8547.1 of the Government Code, known as the California Whistleblower Protection Act, declares that state employees should be free to report waste, fraud, abuse of authority, violation of law, or threat to public health without fear of retribution.


Improper Governmental Activities and/or Significant Threats to Health or Safety
Employees of SFSU and third parties may submit a complaint that alleges improper governmental activity and/or significant threat to health or safety has occured or is occurring on campus. Submit a hard copy of the EO 1115 Complaint Form for Protected Disclosures of Improper Governmental Activities to Audit & Advisory Services, ADM 258, or email a scanned copy to Your complaint should be submitted no later than tweleve (12) calendar months after knowing or reasonably knowing of the event giving rise to the protected disclosure. The Director of Audit & Advisory Services, or a delegated representative, shall acknowledge receipt of the written protected disclosure in writing within ten (10) days of receipt. 


Allegations of Retaliation for Having Made a Protected Disclosure
Employees, former employees, and applicants for employment who believe they have been retaliated against for making a protected disclosure may submit a complaint with the employee's supervisor or manager or with the appropriate administrator. Allegations should be documented on the Complaint of Retaliation for Having Made a Protected Disclosure Under the California Whistleblower Protection Act form. Retaliation complaints should be submitted with a sworn statement within twelve (12) calendar months or the most recent alleged actual or attempted retaliatory act.