Whistleblower Protection

Whistleblower & Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints


The CSU has established procedures for current employees, former employees,  and applicants for CSU employment to make protected disclosures of Improper Governmental Activity (which includes significant threats to health and safety).

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).

Each CSU campus has a designated Whistleblower/Whistleblower Retaliation Administrator to receive complaints of alleged Improper Governmental Activity and/or Retaliation. Cal Poly's designated Whistleblower/Whistleblower Retaliation Administrator is:

Maren Hufton, Assistant Vice President
Civil Rights & Compliance Office
Building 33, Room 290
Phone: 805-756-6770                              crco@calpoly.edu 


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