Uncover the Facts and Drive Accountability.

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If state agencies or employees are acting improperly, our team investigates them and develops reports so that they can be held accountable. Under the California Whistleblower Protection Act, we determine whether allegations of improper governmental activities are true and follow-up to make sure our recommendations for corrective action are implemented.

Join our team and be part of eliminating wrongdoing.

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What We've Found

Caltrans inappropriately paid  over $41,000  for a manager to commute from San Diego to Sacramento.
An assistant chief from CalFire built  a tiki bar  on state property.
Inside of decorated tiki bar
A campus police officer
 frequently fell asleep 
on the job.
A director engaged in nepotism and favoritism, was dishonest, and attempted to retaliate against whistleblowers.
Fish and Wildlife  wasted more than a half million dollars  on a research boat that it rarely uses.research boat

What You Would Do as an Investigator...

file folder with magnifying glassDetermine Whether Allegations Are True
computer window with magnifying glass and icon symbolAssess Whistleblower Complaints
3 people meeting with one personInterview Suspects and Witnesses
funnel with arrow pointing down into itCollect and Analyze Evidence
two documents with a pencilWrite Reports for the Legislature and Public