CSU Executive Order 1083 as recently revised to update the requirements for the mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Prior to the revision, all employees were considered mandated reporters with the obligation to report abuse or neglect no matter where it occurred. The revised Executive Order now contains two reporting categories: General and Limited. A general description for each type of reporter is below. Attachments A & B of the Executive Order provide additional information about the designation of reporters and the reporting requirements for each.
General Reporters are required to report child abuse and neglect regardless of where the incident occured. Employees considered General Reporters include (please note, when Staff is referenced, student employees are included):
Athletic Administrators, Coaches and Staff
Child Care/Day Care Administrators and Staff
Employees who Staff Summer Camps, Workshops, or Clinics
Employees who Provide Services for Children (e.g. Upward Bound)
Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers,
Clinical Counselors, Therapists, etc.
Residence Hall Staff
Student Life Staff who Participate in Overnight Programs
Summer Bridge Coordinators and Residential Staff
University Police and Department Staff
Limited Reporters are required to report only if the incident occured on CSU property or at a CSU sponsored event. All other employees not referenced above, as well as all volunteers, are considered limited reporters.
All current employees must sign a new acknowledgement form, based on their designation. These forms were sent via DocuSign on January 24, 2018 and must be signed no later than January 31, 2018. New employees will sign the appropriate acknowledgement form as part of their new hire paperwork.
Training is now available via Skillport and while not required, all employees are encouraged to complete the short online class to better understand the reporting requirements and processes. The course title is Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Please note, these requirements apply only to state employees, not employees of auxiliary organizations.