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December 01, 2015

Complete mandatory sexual harassment and discrimination training by December 31

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What: United Educators’ Online Harassment and Discrimination and VAWA Compliance training

Where: The link to the online training is in a November 9 email from “mypathsupport”

When: The program must be completed by December 31, 2015

Tip: Disable your browser’s pop-up blocker before you start the training

Faculty and staff should have received an email on November 9 with instructions for completing mandatory sexual harassment and discrimination training.

The United Educators’ Online Harassment and Discrimination and VAWA Compliance training can be completed through a system called MyPath. All employees must complete the training by December 31, 2015.

President and CEO Joel Seligman communicated to faculty and staff the importance of the mandatory online training, which addresses discrimination and harassment in the workplace and the ways that employees may recognize it and safely intervene.

“The training is an important part of our ongoing efforts to create a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct,” Seligman said.

The total time to complete the online program will vary depending upon an employee’s job position, and it can be completed in multiple sittings. The harassment and discrimination module for the highest-level supervisors will take approximately 90 minutes; other supervisors will complete a 45-minute course, and all other employees will complete a 30-minute course. The accompanying VAWA module is the same for all employees and will take 15 minutes to complete.

Hourly employees should complete the training during regular working hours. Department heads will work to reserve space in computer labs for employees who do not have regular computer access.

Student employees are required to participate in a different program and do not need to complete this training.

Contact your University human resources business partner with any questions on the training, including computer lab reservations. Questions regarding the University’s policies on this topic can be addressed to Morgan Levy, director of equal opportunity, at 275-7814 or dir_eoc@ur.rochester.edu.

“Education and training are essential to creating a working environment that aligns with the highest ideals of our institution,” Seligman said. 

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