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CDPH Internal Audits

Internal auditing is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). It assists CDPH in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the organization's risk management, control, and governance processes.

Chapter 10 of the Public Health Administration Manual (PHAM) provides more information  about CDPH Internal Audits. Chap10,Internal-Audits-PHAM.pdf 

Whistleblower Information

The California State Auditor (state auditor) is your confidential avenue for reporting any type of improper activities by state agencies or employees. It is your responsibility as a government employee to report any type of fraud, waste, or abuse, which ultimately protects scarce budget dollars.

This link provides additional information on how to file a Whistleblower Complaint with the State Auditor http://www.bsa.ca.gov/hotline Opens link in new browser window

This is a detailed Power Point Presentation discussing how Whistleblower Complaints are investigated by the State Auditor StateAuditorWhistleblowerProgram.pdfLink will open in new browser window

About Filing A Complaint

In order for the Bureau of State Audits to substantiate your complaint please include the following:

  • We need a clear and concise statement of what you are alleging is an improper act, why you believe it is improper, and what evidence there is to confirm that what you are saying is true.
  • If you do not provide a name or other information that clearly identifies the person you are alleging has acted improperly, and the department where that person works, we may not know whom to investigate.
  • If you do not identify witnesses or documents that will support what you are saying, we may not be able to verify that what you are saying is true.
  • While you may submit a complaint anonymously, we may not be able to determine whether your complaint has merit if we are not able to interview you.
  • Submitting copies of any documents that will support your complaint is extremely helpful to our evaluation process. However, please submit copies of the documents, rather than the original documents, as they cannot be returned. If we need the original documents, we will ask you for them later.” 


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