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Policies and Complaint Procedures

The CSU and the Chancellor's Office have policies that address sexual harassment, health and safety, drug free workplace, equal employment opportunity, internet use and more.


Confidentiality of Personal Information
The CSU has an obligation, under various laws and CSU systemwide policy, to protect personal employee information and to maintain the confidentiality of that data.

Conflict of Interest
A CO employee shall not make, participate in making, or attempt to use his or her official position to influence a CSU decision in which he/she has a financial interest.

Drug Free Workplace
The CSU is committed to maintaining a workplace free from unlawful manufacture, possession, distribution, dispensation, or use of a controlled substances. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The CSU is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive community that values diversity and fosters tolerance and mutual respect. As such, the Chancellorís Office prohibits discrimination, including harassment, because of any protected status, and retaliation for complaining about such practices or participating in an investigation. The CSU has a complaint procedure for individuals to report prohibited activity. There is also a policy on disability support and accommodation.

Health and Safety
It is the policy of the Office of the Chancellor to ensure a safe work environment. All employees are responsible for following common safety practices to protect themselves and their fellow employees from work-related injuries and illnesses. The prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses is of primary importance. To achieve this, health and safety responsibilities must be equally shared by employees and their supervisors.

Internet Use
E-mail, Internet and other technological resources should be used by employees in furthering the educational mission of the CSU. Chancellor's Office personnel are prohibited from utilizing CSU information resources for any unlawful, unethical or unprofessional purpose or activity. Examples of prohibited uses are given.

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act is intended to protect children from abuse and neglect. Executive Order 1083 became CSU policy on January 1, 2013.

Outside Employment Disclosure Requirements for MPP and Executive Employees
Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, full-time MPP and Executive employees are required to disclose all outside employment for the identification of and to preclude any conflict of commitment.

It is the policy of the Office of the Chancellor to provide a work environment free from smoke. Smoking is prohibited inside the Chancellors' Office Golden Shore building, and immediately outside all entrances.

The Chancellorís Office has a telecommuting program for CSUEU represented employees in accordance with Article 18.25 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. This policy supersedes any pre-existing informal telecommuting policies. In addition, the Telecommuter's Agreement supersedes any informal telecommuting agreements. The Telecommuter's Agreement must be signed by both parties prior to the start of telecommuting.

Whistleblower Protection
The Chancellor's Office has procedures for employees and applicants for employment at the CSU to make protected disclosures of improper governmental activities or significant threats to health and safety.

Workplace Violence
The Chancellor's Office is committed to creating and maintaining a working environment for all employees which is free from violence. The Chancellor's Office prohibits violent acts or threats of violence, and any employee who commits a violent act or threatens to commit a violent act is subject to disciplinary action. The Chancellor's Office has zero tolerance for violence against any member of the workforce, other persons in the workplace, or property.

Systemwide Policies and Programs
An alphabetical list of CSU Employee Policies and Programs.

Complaint Procedures
Chancellor's Office employees may file a formal complaint regarding:

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Last Updated: June 08, 2017