Investigations Unit


The role of the Investigations Unit (IU)* is to act as a neutral investigator for complaints of alleged violations of University policies brought forth by staff, faculty, students, patients, vendors or applicants.  Investigation findings are based on whether there has been a violation of a University policy as opposed to laws that may have been violated.   

Complaints are referred to the IU for formal investigation by several University departments, which include but are not limited to: Audit and Advisory Services or I-Group, Labor and Employee Relations (LER) and the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD).

The scope of IU’s investigations includes complaints that allege discrimination and harassment on the basis of state and federally recognized protected categories, which include but are not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.  The IU also investigates complaints of retaliation, whistleblower, and whistleblower retaliation.

While the IU does not accept direct complaints for investigation, the following points of contacts may offer assistance when filing a complaint:


Discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and retaliation

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination


Sexual Harassment

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination


Improper Governmental Activity, Health or Safety Concern, or Retaliation for a Protected Disclosure

Audit Services

[email protected], http://university of,

800.403.4744, 800.952.5665, 800.952.5225

Retaliation for filing and/or participating in a Whistleblower complaint

Office of Ethics & Compliance,

Locally Designated Officer (LDO)

PPSM 70 (non-represented employees)

Union Grievances (represented employees)

Labor and Employee Relations Representative

Contact Union Representative


Criminal Activity

UCSF Police Department


Privacy Violations

UCSF Privacy Office



Investigations Unit Team

Cheryl Addleman

Investigations Specialist


[email protected]

June Castle

Investigations Specialist


[email protected]

Deborah Ohiomoba

Lead Investigations Specialist

415/502-0687 [email protected]




Page updated 06-26-2017