Ethics Hotline

The Independent Office of Audits and Investigations maintains a Hotline where employees and members of the public can anonymously report unethical or questionable behavior by employees of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Use the Ethics Helpline if you:

  • Observe possible violation of any law, regulations or rule, including safety or privacy violations, theft or other criminal conduct.
  • Identify possible fraud, financial misconduct, questionable practices, bribery, falsification of records or reports, and/or misuse or waste of state resources.
  • Notice possible abusive or retaliatory behavior, acts/threats of workplace violence, sexual harassment, discrimination, or other serious misconduct.

The Ethics hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling the Ethics Hotline at 1 (844) CT Ethic/ 1(844) 283-8442 or reporting online at

When to use Ask Ethics

Ask Ethics at provides a way for employees to seek guidance or ask questions related to ethical issues in the workplace. Inquiries do not constitute reporting of a concern. Use Ask Ethics if you…

  • Need guidance on an ethics related issue
  • Have general ethics questions or concerns
  • Have questions about a particular situation