Reporting Your Concerns

Every UCSF employee should report possible noncompliance with, or violation of, the UCSF Compliance Program.  We take these reports seriously and encourage you to contact your Manager, the Compliance Office, or to use the University's hotline at 1-800-403-4744 or The University has established this hotline, which is independently operated to help ensure confidentiality, for reporting concerns and allegations of suspected improper governmental activities.

This Whistleblower Hotline allows you to report the following:

  • Child / Elder Abuse
  • Conflict of Interest / Commitment
  • Contracting for Covered Services
  • Discrimination / Harassment
  • Fraud / Theft / Embezzlement
  • Health / Safety / Violence
  • Information Security / Privacy Violations


  • Medical Care & Misconduct
  • Research Misconduct
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Waste / Misuse of University Resources
  • Workplace Misconduct



The University of California does not tolerate retaliation against those who have reported suspected misconduct. For more information please visit: Whistleblower PolicyWhistleblower Protection PolicyWhistleblower FAQs

Please use the Campus Climate Report Form, to report behavior that is inconsistent with our Principles of Community (expressions of bias, hate speech, hate crimes, graffiti/vandalism, intimidation, bullying, or physical violence, bias incidents, hostile climate, and other campus climate issues).

UC Whistleblower Hotline

(800) 403-4744


Click here to 
Report a Concern Online

UC Whistleblower

Under California law and University policy, members of the campus community are encouraged to bring forward any concerns or allegations regarding improper governmental activities within the University (commonly known as "Whistleblower Complaints").

The University of California has a responsibility to conduct its affairs ethically and in compliance with the law. If you suspect that a UC employee is engaged in improper governmental activities, you should know that UC has policies that can show you how to "blow the whistle" and can protect you from retaliation if the need arises. This website provides important information for employees and supervisors about the whistleblower policies.

UCSF Whisleblower Policies and Procedures 

Under California law and University policy, members of the campus community, and others, are encouraged to report concerns and allegations of suspected improper governmental activities within the University. UCSF has established policies and procedures for appropriately managing such reports and investigating reported allegations. Information on the University’s policy and procedures are available on the web at

UCSF Compliance Program
3333 California St, Suite 216
San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone: (415) 502-2790

UCSF Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program 

The UCSF Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program (CECP) is a unit of the Office of Ethics and Compliance, which is part of the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP), and has reporting relationships to the Chancellor and the UC Office of the President's Office of Ethics, Compliance & Audit.  The goal of the program is to ensure UCSF's clinical enterprise operates in an ethics-based environment that is compliant with applicable laws, rules and regulations. The CECP's oversight covers: faculty, staff, house staff, students, volunteers, contractors, and agents participating in the delivery of health care on behalf of UCSF. Our Program Description provides further detail about our Mission and Scope.

Please contact us should you have any questions. We are here to assist the UCSF community stay in compliance with current rules, regulations and related University policies.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)
3333 California Street Suite S-16
San Francisco, CA 94143-1249
[email protected]

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination

(for UCSF SF Staff Only)

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) supports the University policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any person on the basis of their membership in a protected category. As part of this work, OPHD responds to complaints from persons who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation on the basis of a protected category or activity. OPHD also has responsibility for preparing the annual written Affirmative Action Plan and program for minorities and women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.

UCSF Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form

UCSF Office of the Ombuds
3333 California St, Suite 309
San Francisco, CA 94143

Contact Us  — 8:30am to 5pm.

Phone: (415) 502-9600

The Office of the Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds serves as a resource for all members of the UCSF community (faculty, non-faculty academics, staff, administrators, students, post-doctoral fellows and other trainees) and offers a safe, confidential place to discuss UCSF-related issues and explore possibilities for informally addressing concerns. Please call to schedule your Zoom or phone appointment. Our Covid-19 resource page includes helpful articles and information for these challenging times.

The Ombuds will listen; help identify options; make inquiries and make referrals as appropriate; and/or facilitate resolutions in an impartial manner. The Office of the Ombuds supplements and does not replace or substitute formal grievance processes made available by the University. The Office operates within University policy and follows the International Ombudsman Association Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

BCH Oakland's Non-Discrimination - Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

(for BCH OAK Staff Only)

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCH Oakland) is committed to the principle and practice of equal opportunity for all employees. BCH Oakland is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, we have adopted and maintain this anti-discrimination policy designed to encourage professional and respectful behavior and prevent discriminatory conduct in our workplace. We will implement appropriate corrective action(s), up to and including formal discipline and termination, in response to misconduct—including violations of BCH Oakland’s Non-discrimination policy—even if the violation does not rise to the level of unlawful conduct.

Click HERE for the policy as well as the Discrimination Complaint Form. You must register with PowerDMS to access this file. 


CARE Advocate
(415) 502-8802

Available 24 hours for emergencies.
Press 1 to reach a crisis counselor.

UCSF Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) Program

The CARE Program provides free, confidential support to any UCSF affiliate including students, staff, faculty, post docs and researchers who have experienced discrimination, harassment, or abuse related to race, ethnicity, national origin or other protected identities AND to any UCSF affiliate who has experienced interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual harassment or stalking.




Claremont EAP

(for BCH OAK Staff Only)

Consultation & Referral - A cornerstone of our program is the management consultation process. When employees are having personal issues impacting the workplace, we can help with formal and informal referrals to EAP.

Conflict Management - Our consultants have specialized expertise in workplace conflict management and can be helpful in situations ranging from two employees to entire departments.

Critical Incident Response - When your workplace experiences a disruptive event, like death of a co-worker, robbery, natural disaster, accident, lay-off, etc., Claremont can help. A licensed counselor is available 24/7/365 to provide telephonic support. We can also provide an on-site counselor trained in critical incident response. We also offer printed materials for distribution, as appropriate.