UCR's Chief Compliance Office oversees whistleblower investigations at UCR. The Chief Compliance Officer is UCR's Locally Designated Official (LDO). The Fact Finding Team conducts fair and thorough investigations of whistleblower reports and other matters.
Whistleblower Policies Summary
The hotline allows intake by phone or online. Reports may be made anonymously.
Or you may make a report to:
- UCR's Locally Designated Official (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- your supervisor or other appropriate administrator or supervisor
- Audit & Advisory Services, Human Resources, or the Academic Personnel Office.
All reports are treated confidentially, with information being shared only on a need-to-know basis, and employees who file a good-faith report of an IGA (or certain health and safety concerns) are protected from retaliation.
Zero Tolerance for Retaliation
UCR prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a whistleblower report or engages in other protected activity. To learn more, read UCR's FAQs on retaliation.
UC's Whistleblower Protection Policy is a grievance resolution process available to employees (and applicants for employment) who believe they have been retaliated against for making a Protected Disclosure or refusing to obey an Illegal Order.
The Whistleblower Protection Policy has specific filing requirements. All reports are carefully reviewed by the Locally Designated Official to determine whether they are eligible for processing under the Whistleblower Protection Policy, following the campus local implementing procedure.
Confused about where to make a report? Looking for resources, or information about options? Visit
an interactive reporting portal for students, staff, and others who want help exploring options or making reports.