Mandated Reporter

Required For

Select Employees

 Contact Information

Scott Kasper
Employee Relations and Compliance Manager
Human Resources
(707) 826-5174

Goal

Stop child abuse and neglect.

Who

Mandated Reporter Training is "strongly encouraged" for all employees by the CSU Chancellor and HSU President. All employees will be notified of their mandated reporter obligations in the job announcement (e.g. whether they are limited or general reporters). CANRA identifies more than 40 employment positions with specified responsibilities as mandated reporters, including teachers and, as of January 1, 2013, university employees whose duties involve regular contact with children, or who supervise employees whose duties involve regular contact with children. For purposes of this policy, all CSU employees are designated mandated reporters. Volunteers are not mandated reporters.

Why

Training has been "strongly encouraged" by Executive Order 1083. This executive order provides direction on implementing the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA") (Penal Code §§ 11164-11174.3), which is intended to protect children from abuse and neglect. On September 24, 2012, the Governor signed into law amendments to CANRA, which take effect January 1, 2013. CANRA sets forth legal obligations of persons who are "mandated reporters" of child abuse or neglect.

When

You are "strongly encouraged" to complete the training within the first 60 days of employment.

Additional Information

  • Establishes who is a mandated reporter within the CSU;
  • Identifies the responsibilities of mandated reporters;
  • Provides forms and training resources for mandated reporters;
  • Identifies information that must be included on job postings/position announcements and job descriptions;
  • Requires each campus to designate a Mandated Reporting Coordinator; and
  • Specifies the responsibilities of the campus Mandated Reporting Coordinator.
  • Please see Executive Order 1083 for more information.