Q&A: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse
Effective January 1, 2013, employees of Oregon higher education institutions are considered by law to be subject mandatory reporters of child abuse (Oregon Child Abuse Reporting Statutes, ORS 419B.005 – 419B.017). The following questions and answers are provided to assist you in understanding your obligations as a mandatory reporter.
Memo from the President to all UO Employees
I am writing to advise all University of Oregon employees of their legal duty to report incidents of child abuse and prohibited discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault. The duty to report child abuse is new and effective January 1, 2013; the duty to report prohibited discrimination is ongoing. (Full memo from the president.)
Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Overview
The UO Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity offers a brochure that addresses discrimination, providing an overview of services and information on complaint and grievance procedures. (Full brochure.) Reports are to be made to the employee’s supervisor or to the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at 541-346-3123; 677 E. 12th Ave, Suite 452, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5221; or via email to the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity.