Effective March 1, 2021 WSU is moving to an annual training requirement for all current faculty, administrative professional, civil service, and bargaining unit employees. New employees are still required to take the 90 minute Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct Prevention course within six months of hire. The new annual training requirement will be met by taking the 20 minute Employee Annual Refresher: Discrimination and Harassment online training.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Which course do I have to complete?
  2. How long do I have to complete Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct Prevention – Online Overview
  3. I am a new employee. When I try to launch the course I receive the message that I am not an authorized user. What do I do?
  4. How often do I need to complete the courses?
  5. How long are the online training courses?
  6. Can I take the courses anytime I like?
  7. I do not have access to a computer at work. How will I complete the courses?
  8. Will live sessions also be available?
  9. How do I access the required courses?
  10. How can I review my learning records and learn when I last completed the courses?
  11. I am having trouble accessing the courses. What should I do?
  12. I have additional questions regarding the required courses. Who should I contact?

Which course do I have to complete?

All current faculty, administrative professional, civil service, bargaining unit, and graduate student employees are required to complete the Employee Annual Refresher: Discrimination and Harassment annually. New employees must complete Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct Prevention – Online Overview the within six months of date of hire.

How long do I have to complete Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct Prevention – Online Overview?

For new employees, the course must be completed within six months of date of hire.

I am a new employee. When I try to launch the course I receive the message that I am not an authorized user. What do I do?

First verify you have a valid Network ID (NID) and Password by calling the IT Help Desk at 509-335-4357. This is required to access the course. Also, new employee online learning accounts sometime require up to two weeks after the hire date for activation. If you have a valid NID/Password and have been working for two weeks but still do not have access, contact hrstraining@wsu.edu for assistance.

How often do I need to complete the courses?

New employees need to complete Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention – An Overview within six months of date of hire. Employee Annual Refresher: Discrimination and Harassment must be completed annually thereafter.

How long are the online training courses?

New employees can expect to spend 45-60 minutes completing the Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention – An Overview course. It is recommended you allow one hour when scheduling time for the online training.

The Employee Annual Refresher: Discrimination and Harassment course can be completed in 20 minutes.

Can I take the course anytime I like?

It is important to coordinate with your supervisor when scheduling training time. Be familiar with the guidelines described in WSU Appropriate Use of Training Time.

I do not have access to a computer at work. How will I complete the course?

Employees who do not have access to a computer at work will need to work with their supervisor to make arrangements to complete the course.

Will live sessions also be available?

Two types of live sessions will satisfy this requirement when coordinated through Human Resource Services (HRS):

  • Area/department administrators may contact HRS to arrange live learning sessions for work units.
  • Employees may preregister to attend live sessions scheduled periodically through out the year. Dates and times of these sessions may be viewed at Instructor-Led Training Schedule.

How do I access the required Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention – Online Overview Course?

Information on how to access the course is available on the How-To Access Guide.

How can I review my learning records and learn when I last completed the course?

See instructions at Learning Transcript.

I am having trouble accessing the courses. What should I do?

Certain computer configurations are required by the training system. Learn specific issues and resolve them through the Browser Capabilities Check.

If you are still unable to access your account, contact hrstraining@wsu.edu for assistance.

I have additional questions regarding the required courses. Who should I contact?

For additional questions contact Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521 or email hrs@wsu.edu. If you have questions regarding sexual harassment or discrimination contact the Office of Compliance and Civil Rights at 509-335-8288 or email ccr@wsu.edu.

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