Comment by May 27 on UC child abuse reporting policy
The UC Policy on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect has recently been revised, and employee comments are invited through Monday, May 27.
California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) requires employers, including the university, to identify mandated reporters, that is, individuals required to report observed or suspect child abuse or neglect to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. As a condition of employment, the university must secure acknowledgement of their status and reporting obligations from these employees.
The policy has been revised to include comments received during the December 2012 notice period.
For further clarification, please see the following documents:
- Appendix A: Mandated reporter categories
- Appendix B: Model acknowledgement forms
- Appendix C: Frequently asked questions
Following the comment period, the final version of the policy will become effective upon UC President Mark Yudof’s signature.
If you have any questions or comments about the policy, please feel free to contact Employee and Labor Relations Manager Michael Lum at Michael.Lum@ucop.edu by May 27.