Inspector General Hotline

Hotline: 1-844-283-8442


The Inspector General’s Hotline (IG Hotline) is available to anyone wishing to report misconduct by employees of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) or other individuals doing business with Caltrans.  For example, if you observe a possible violation of any law, regulation, or policy, including safety or privacy violations, the IG Hotline is a resource for reporting such misconduct to the Inspector General’s Office.  Also, if you identify possible theft, fraud, financial or other questionable practices, bribery, falsification of records or reports, and/or misuse or waste of state resources, the IG Hotline is a resource for reporting such misconduct.

Note:  The Inspector General’s Hotline is NOT a replacement for contacting any law enforcement agency to report a crime in progress or a crime that you believe has been committed. 

Instructions for reporting misconduct to the Hotline:  The IG Hotline telephone number is 1-844-283-8442. You may call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to leave a voice message or contact us by email at  When reporting misconduct, please speak slowly and clearly, leaving, to the extent possible, a thorough and detailed message, which includes the following information:

  1.  Your name.
  2. Your telephone number.
  3. The date and time for each incident of misconduct.
  4. The location of each incident of misconduct.
  5. The names of all parties involved.
  6. A factual description of the misconduct that you are reporting.

The following Caltrans resources are available for reporting other employment concerns.

Caltrans Tools and Resources

Caltrans provides the following program contacts to address specific questions or provide general information. Caltrans employees can also consult with their direct manager or supervisor first for immediate assistance.


Contact Information

Caltrans, Safety and Management Services Division

  • Hostile work environment
  • Harassment

  • Health and safety
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Labor Relations Office

(916) 227-2410

Caltrans, Equal Employment Opportunity Program (EEOP)

  • Director’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy
  • Title VII

Caltrans, Human Resources

  • Hiring violations
  • Post and bid inquiries
  • Issues of favoritism or nepotism

(916) 227-7800

Caltrans, Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

  • SB/DBE/DVBE programs
  • Title VI complaints

(916) 324-0449