The State Auditor shall prepare for distribution to each state agency in an electronic format a notice containing the information in the written explanation prepared pursuant to Section 8548.1. No later than July 1, 2002, each state agency shall print and post this notice at its state office or offices in a location or locations where employee notices are maintained. A state agency shall not edit the written text of the notice but it may publish the notice in a manner it chooses, and it may include its own introductory language in the notice, provided that the language and the format selected do not alter the meaning of the notice. In addition, whenever a state agency posts or advertises the opportunity to submit whistleblower complaints through a program administered by the agency, it shall also disclose the opportunity to submit complaints to the State Auditor under the California Whistleblower Protection Act (Article 3 (commencing with Section 8547)).
(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 328, Sec. 10.)