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Government Code - GOV


  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 1. GENERAL [8000 - 8899.72]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

CHAPTER 6.5. California State Auditor [8543 - 8548.9]

  ( Heading of Chapter 6.5 amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 281, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 3.5. Whistleblower Information [8548 - 8548.5]
  ( Article 3.5 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 883, Sec. 4. )


No later than April 1, 2002, the State Auditor shall prepare for state employees a written explanation of the California Whistleblower Protection Act contained in Article 3 (commencing with Section 8547). The explanation shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

(a) Instructions on how to contact the State Auditor by mail or telephone.

(b) A general overview of improper governmental activities and examples of three of the most common types of improper governmental activities that may be reported to the State Auditor.

(c) Examples of two of the most commonly reported governmental activities that the State Auditor does not have authority to investigate.

(d) An explanation of whistleblower protection available to state employees who report improper governmental activities to the State Auditor.

(e) The requirement that the State Auditor protect the anonymity of a person who reports improper governmental activity to the State Auditor.

(f) The State Auditor’s authority in connection with violations of law discovered during an investigation of improper governmental activities.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 883, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2002.)