October 2020 Newsletter

Annual Mandatory Anti-Harassment (TIX/DHR) and Conflict of Interest (COI) Training Due

ComplianceCampus Colleagues, it is that time of year when we all need to ensure that we have completed our mandatory trainings as prescribed by Executive Order 1096 and CA Gov. Code, §12950.1.

Depending on your role, you are required to complete and are assigned one of the following CSULearn DHR/TIX courses:

  • Supervisory employees must complete 2 hours of training once every two years (i.e. the CSULearn course Supervisor: Anti-Harassment, Discrimination).
  • Non-supervisory employees must complete 1 hour of training annually (i.e. the CSULearn course Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for Non-Supervisors.

If you are indeed no longer in a supervisor role, please email Scott Kasper (scott.kasper@humboldt.edu) in Human Resources so you can be reassigned the Non-Supervisor training. EO 1096 also requires all employees to complete the 1 hour TIX course (i.e. the CSULearn course CSU’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention Program).

Conflict of Interest (COI). In addition, State law also mandates that designated employees and/or Principal Investigators (Gov Code, §81000, et seq.) must take an ethics training (Conflict of Interest) every two years or within six months.

If you are a supervisor, in a designated position and/or are a PI, you must complete these trainings as assigned in CSULearn. Human Resources will be sending the current overdue/pending due report to the President and Vice Presidents for distribution. We will also be sending reminder emails to Administrators and employees as well.

Please note that this message is intended for those who either have training assigned that is currently overdue or due to be completed by the end of the year.

Please don’t wait! HR is here to assist those who have questions or need assistance.

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These classes will be offered multiple times over the coming months. Keep an eye on the Training website for upcoming classes! Contact Nancy Olson with any questions.

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