Driver Safety Program Update 4/22/20
California is in a State of Emergency. DMV offices are temporarily closed to the public and appointments are currently not available. Check the Online Services page for ways to complete your DMV business. The DMV has extended all driver licenses that expire between March and May 2020 and has expanded eligibility to renew online.
In an effort to protect the University community and assets, the Driver Safety Program is designed to educate and review the California driving fundamentals for University employees and volunteers.
The requirements of this program pertain to:
- CSU employees
- CSU volunteers
To see the current list of authorized drivers, click here:
Prior authorization must be obtained before operating a privately- or University-owned motorized vehicle on University business. This includes:
- University-owned vehicles
- Rented vehicles
- Powered carts (requires additional training)
- Tractors (requires additional training)
- Forklifts (requires additional training)
1. Complete the required forms and submit them to Enterprise Risk Management by faxing them to 415.338.0597 or hand-delivering them to Administration 260.
2. ERM will send an email either requesting additional information or providing instructions for accessing the Defensive Driver Training through CSU Learn.
3. Once you have completed the training, email a copy of the Certificate of Completion to ERM at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for instructions on how to access/print your Certificate of Completion.
4. Once received, ERM will send a confirmation to you and cc the Travel Office.
Required Forms and Guidance
This form is required in order to initially enroll in the Defensive Driver Program. This form must be completely filled out and signed. This form captures data, which is considered confidential. This form must be faxed to 415.338.0597 or hand-delivered to Administration 260.
This form authorizes the University to receive a driver record report at least every 12 months or when any subsequent conviction, failure to appear, accident, driver’s license suspension, revocation, or any other action is taken against your driving privilege during your employment. This form must be signed by you and the Campus Risk Manager. This form captures data, which is considered confidential. This form must be faxed to 415.338.0597 or hand-delivered to Administration 260.
This form is only required if you are using a privately owned vehicle on University business. This form must be signed by you and the Campus Risk Manager.
Why am I required to be part of the Driver Safety Program?
The Driver Safety Program aims to ensure those who drive on University business are qualified to do so and to set minimum standards of care and conduct in order to protect University assets, which includes people and property. University practice also requires drivers to be registered in the Driver Safety Program in order to be reimbursed for auto-related travel expenses.
Can I email my Driver Safety Program forms to ERM?
No. These forms capture data that is considered confidential. This form must be faxed to 415.338.0597 or hand-delivered to Administration 260.
How long is the Authorization to Drive Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business Form (STD 261) valid?
The SDT 261 form is valid for one year and requires annual renewal.
Can I take the CSU Learn (Sum Total) training course before ERM assigns it?
No. Standard practice dictates that ERM receive the required forms first.
Are volunteers allowed to drive University vehicles?
Yes, volunteers who are formally appointed as such through Human Resources are permitted to drive University vehicles.
I am a student. Can I drive a University vehicle?
Only if you are an employee and are driving on University business. This includes staff, faculty, graduate teaching assistants, student assistants, and work-study students. You must also be registered through the Driver Safety Program. Students who are formally appointed as volunteers may drive University vehicles on University business. Persons who are not “University employees,” are not authorized to drive University vehicles.
Contact: Demond Blanton