The University of California takes violations of federal and state laws, and of University policy, seriously. Here we highlight some of the current issues being addressed.
If you suspect that an ANR employee is engaged in unethical behavior that constitutes an improper governmental activity, the University encourages you to report your suspicions so that the campus can investigate the matter and take prompt corrective action as needed.
The University’s Whistleblower Protection Policy protects employees and applicants for employment from retaliation for reporting suspected improper governmental activities. The University accepts anonymous whistleblower reports. Anonymous whistleblowers should provide sufficient detail so that the University can properly evaluate the complaint. In the absence of sufficient detail and corroborating evidence, the University may not be able to investigate the complaint.
Universitywide Whistleblower Hotline: (800) 403-4744 or universityofcalifornia.edu/hotline
Improper Governmental Activity
Improper governmental activities are any activity by a state agency or employee that is undertaken in the performance of the employee’s official duties, whether or not that action is within the scope of the individual’s employment, and that:
A. 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
B. is economically wasteful, or involves gross misconduct, incompetency, or inefficiency.
Sexual Harassment Prevention
Sexual harassment can be defined as: unwanted sexual attention or behavior which negatively affects the work or learning environment. In some cases, this occurs when a person in a position of power uses that power to coerce a subordinate into providing sexual favors. The imbalance of power creates a situation in which the subordinate does not feel free to say "no.“
In some instances of sexual harassment, there is behavior of a sexual nature in the workplace or learning environment which creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile environment that disrupts people's ability to do their job or learn. This behavior may occur between peers or between people with unequal power.
Sexual harassment is prohibited by law and University policy. For further details on sexual harassment prevention, please visit our Affirmative Action site.
Disability awareness is an important part of workforce diversity, as disabled employees and potential employees make up a not insignificant portion of our workforce.
ANR strives to be an all inclusive workforce, providing support services to units to facilitate disability awareness, technical assistance and reasonable accommodation information. Disability Management Services provides services including assistance with the Interactive Process, employee counseling, department consultation on reasonable accommodation, and coordination of special selection procedures.