Effective March 1, 2021 WSU is moving to an annual training requirement for all current faculty, administrative professional, civil service, bargaining unit, and graduate student employees. New employees are still required to take the 90 minute Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct Prevention training 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.

WSU is committed to being an institution that demonstrates trust and respect for all persons and cultivates individual and institutional integrity in all that we do. To this end, the resources below are intended to assist all members of the University community in the understanding and prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination.

The goal of this course is to assist WSU in maintaining a safe and respectful working and learning environment. It describes different types of discrimination and harassment, including prohibited personal behaviors, identifies key WSU Executive Policies addressing these topics, and provides links to specific offices and resources available to help in cases of alleged discrimination and harassment.  Employee and supervisor responsibilities when misconduct is reported or observed are highlighted. All WSU faculty and staff are required to complete this course within the first six months of employment and and every year.

Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention – An Overview

Employee Annual Refresher: Discrimination and Harassment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is required to complete both courses?
  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. How many online courses are available to meet this requirement?
  8. I do not have access to a computer at work. How will I complete the courses?
  9. Will live sessions also be available?
  10. How do I access the required courses?
  11. How can I review my learning records and learn when I last completed the courses?
  12. I am having trouble accessing the courses. What should I do?
  13. I have additional questions regarding the required courses. Who should I contact?

Who is required to complete the course?

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?

Most employees can complete the Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Prevention – An Overview course in 45-60 minutes. 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.

How many online courses are available to meet this requirement?

Effective March 1st, 2021 two online courses have been developed to meet this requirement. The first is specifically titled “Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct Prevention – Online Overview.” This required course is identified above under “Mandatory Online Learning Course”. The second is titled “Employee Annual Refresher: Discrimination and Harassment”.

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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