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Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

CSU employees have an obligation to report child abuse or neglectCSU Executive Order 1083 requires that each CSU employee acknowledge in writing that he/she is aware of and understands the obligation to report suspected or known incidents of child abuse or neglect.  The acknowledgement contains a summary of the abuse that must be reported, the procedure for reporting abuse, and the immunity and confidentiality granted to reporters. The University's Mandated Reporting Coordinator is John Beisner, interim AVP Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion. Training will be available soon for this new requirement.

California Penal Code on Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Mandatory Reporting Requirements for All Employees

All employees are required to complete and sign the Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect  which functions as a notification to each employee that he/she is a mandated reporter and an acknowledgement that he/she has been notified. The Acknowledgement states that the employee knows his/her legal reporting obligations and will comply with them. The Acknowledgement must be completed, signed and maintained on file. 

New Employees

New employees must complete the Acknowledgement within four weeks of their start date. 

Faculty and Unit 11 (TA, GA, or ISA)

Complete the Acknowledgement, print and sign it, retain a copy for
your records, and return the original to your department coordinator.
If you do not have access to a copier, please contact the department staff for

Managers, Staff, Student Employees

Complete the Acknowledgement, sign it and make a copy for your records, and return the original to Human Resources, CP-700, either in person or through campus mail.  If you do not have access to a copier, please contact the department staff for assistance.

If you or any questions about CSU Executive Order 1083, please send that question to

How to Report Abuse and Neglect

Employees must report suspected child abuse or neglect:

  • Immediately, or as soon as practically possible: Call the University Police Department at 657-278-2515.
  • Within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident: Complete the Suspected Child Abuse Report-SS 8572 and send, or electronically transmit, it to the University Police. Use the Department of Justice Instructions for filling out the Abuse Report.

Note: In case of an emergency or if a crime is in progress, employees should always immediately call campus police or 911.

Handbook on the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law

The California Department of Social Services has developed a Handbook on Issues and Answers for reporting abuse.


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