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Whistleblower Program : How to File a Complaint

Use the online form, or fill in and return this printable form (pdf, 1.5mb), 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

Before filling out the form, please read the following:

  • You must be a current employee of the State of Washington.
  • The problem you're addressing must have occurred within the past year.
  • State law prevents us from investigating complaints involving personnel matters for which other remedies exist. These include grievances, appointments, promotions, reprimands, suspensions, dismissals, harassment, and discrimination.

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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