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Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse/Neglect

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse/Neglect

Reviewed By: Administrative Council on
Approved By: President Morales on


California State University Chancellor's Executive Order 1083 (Revised July 21, 2017), the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, 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. CANRA identifies certain groups of employees as 'Mandated Reporters' of child abuse and also imposes various obligations on and extends certain protections to those Mandated Reporters as well as their employers. As a covered employer, the California State University (CSU) is required to comply with the Act. Relevant excerpts of the Act are provided as Attachment A. 

Executive Order 1083:

  • Identifies the categories of employees within the CSU that are Mandated Reporters;
  • Explains the difference between two types of Mandated Reporters;
  • Provides information to Mandated Reporters regarding their reporting requirements and the procedures they must follow;
  • Provides information to Mandated Reporters regarding the legal immunity extended with respect to their reporting;
  • Provides forms and training resources for Mandated Reporters (training is available for all employees and volunteers); and
  • Identifies information that is required to be included on job postings/position announcements and job descriptions.