Whistleblower Program

Does your complaint meet our criteria?

  • You must be a current state employee of a Washington State agency, such as DSHS, WSDOT, or the University of Washington.
  • The violation must have occurred within the last 12 months.
  • We cannot investigate complaints involving personnel matters such as grievances, appointments, promotions, reprimands, suspensions, dismissals, harassment and discrimination.

How can you file?

You may file a complaint using our online form, or fill in and return this printable form to file your complaint.  

Printed forms must be sent to the Washington State Auditor's Office at this address:

Washington State Auditor's Office
ATTN: State Employee Whistleblower Program
P.O. Box 40031
Olympia, WA 98504-0031

You may also submit the form by email to: whistleblower@sao.wa.gov

If you have any questions, please contact:

State employees may also file whistleblower complaints with designated agency officials (see our searchable list of agency contacts).  State agencies are required to notify our Office within 15 days of receiving whistleblower complaints.

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